Category Archives: Cooking

Mushroom Dashi Broth with Roasted Cod

Sleepless in Honesdale, I realized that it had been a while since I had made some homemade dashi broth.  Taking mental stock of my pantry, fridge and freezer, I realized I could make dashi etc. first thing in the morning … Continue reading

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Braised Curried Oxtails with Orzo

I mentioned to a friend in France that I was looking for a good quality cover for our feather bed.  There was an awkward pause, and then she asked why I would need a cover, other than the one that … Continue reading

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Do You Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans?

One home leave we sublet an apartment in the New Orleans’ Garden district.  Foreign service home leave is intended as an opportunity for employees assigned overseas for two years to return to the United States and reacquaint themselves with the … Continue reading

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Chard, Cheese and Sausage Pie

I found this great idea for my contribution to our weekly friendship Sunday breakfast at the blog called I Breathe, I’m Hungry   Unfortunately, I neglected my own advice; read the recipe but think about what your results will likely be. … Continue reading

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Weber Grilling

I’ve really missed not having a grill.  It’s true I can cook many meats and vegetables on the stove top or oven but somehow it’s not the same.  Whether out in the outrageous heat of summer or gloved, hatted, coated … Continue reading

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Grilled Herb Crusted Lamb Rack

Another freezer surprise, a rack of New Zealand lamb!  I have no idea, perhaps Baltimore, where I found these racks.  Occasionally, I do find Australia lamb (not quite the same) but rarely New Zealand. My herb garden has out done … Continue reading

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Shrimp Clemenceau with Lemon Sauce

Last Sunday, we and a few of our wine and food enthusiasts neighbors engaged in a progressive entree (starter) party.  Someone likened the affair to a tapas and wine party as a “movable feast”.   It was; fun, stress-less and we … Continue reading

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