Category Archives: American

Cake

Everyone who has been following the blog for a while knows that I rarely make desserts and I never make cake.  There are two reasons for this:  1)  I don’t really like sweets,  2) Cake and pastry making is an exact … Continue reading

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Regime

After several weeks of rampant excess, I suggested to my co-revellers that because we were going to have petit sale, a porky lentil dish, for lunch tomorrow that we should have a light dinner with refreshing glasses of water as … Continue reading

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Potage Frigidaire

I had 4 small, grumpy looking turnips in the refrigerator and thought it would be best to do something with them today.  How right I was because when I peeled and diced them, they had a sort of woody texture … Continue reading

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Louisiana Crawfish

One of the many reasons that we adore Vadim and Galina is that they like food; to eat, to discuss and to prepare.  Since winter Vadim has been waiting for the crawfish in Lousiania to mature so that we could … Continue reading

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Grilled Aussie Lamb Rack with Turnip Puree

At one point, they were having a run on Australian lamb at Wegman’s and of course I grabbed more than I could use immediately.  Good thing too because there is none to be found nowadays anywhere!  They do have some … Continue reading

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My Husband’s Lunch

“Jonesing” for the corned beef brisket I made for St. Patrick’s Day, about a week ago my husband hefted a 4.5 lb brisket into the shopping cart saying that he wanted MORE.  Fine, I didn’t care, you place it into a … Continue reading

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Spicy Lamb and Vegetable Stir Fry

Aubergine is one of my favorite vegetables.  I found these small, Sicilian aubergine at the Price Chopper market during an old, retired people’s “balade” in Matamoras, P.A.  My husband and I go on rides when, although there’s plenty to do at … Continue reading

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