Category Archives: American

Poached Egg New Orleans

Shrimp Clemenceau is a New Orleans specialty, usually made with shrimp, asparagus, mushrooms and fried potatoes.  The last time I made this, at Chef Dave’s suggestion, I substituted mirliton for the fried potatoes.  This time I substituted aubergine for the … Continue reading

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Hakurei Turnips with Greens

Vegetables from Wayne County, Pennsylvania local farms seem to be outrageously expensive!  It might be because the market prices are driven by the demand from high end, city restaurants and boutique grocers. Still, it’s nice when good quality, local vegetables are available even … Continue reading

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Composed

  I was in the Super Duper the other day and I saw a man who looked like he might be the butcher.  My husband told me that Super Duper had a butcher and that he was available on certain … Continue reading

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Whosenever

  I was watching the Neville Brothers on youtube yesterday and realized that I had lost and forgotten a useful and beloved word from my childhood vocabulary, “whosenever”. Whosenever conveyed more than “whoever” or “whomever” to us.  It was an expression … Continue reading

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I’m Still Here and I Cooked

No matter what my issues are, there is always one thing that will send me resentfully shuffling to the stove; severely neglected refrigerated vegetables.  It is shameful the way I will meticulously paw over fruit and vegetables ( I learned that from the French) … Continue reading

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Beef and Vegetable Stew

I had some “Black Angus” beef in the freezer and decided to do a simple beef stew.  A Honesdale cattle rancher friend of my husband told him that the designation of cattle as Black Angus can be quite broad and … Continue reading

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Australian Lamb with Herbs and Pasta

  Our American children spent most of their childhood and adolescence traveling and living in foreign countries.   Their tastes have always been sophisticated because, other than the occasional “boite” of Spaghetti-Os, they ate what we ate and were taught … Continue reading

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