Category Archives: Cooking

Spaghetti Squash and Ribs

Oddly I bought this American set of fork, knife and spoon at the Leclerc supermarket in France.  I don’t know why they were there, other than someone thought I might need them 🙂 Spaghetti squash is a very good tasting … Continue reading

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Black Cod with Bok Choy and Mushrooms

When searing Japanese style black cod (sable fish), the marinating process takes about 3 days.  My husband, a recent graduate from frozen, breaded fish objects, has been asking for this delicacy for weeks now, knowing that I had (8) 4 … Continue reading

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Easy Kielbasa and Cabbage Skillet

First, line out all your “necessaires”, prep and measure out ingredients, get a big skillet.  Take a double swig of a reliable Cremant de Bourgogne and wipe your mouth with the back of your hand.  This should amuse you; it … Continue reading

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Lamb Stuffed Aubergine

I saw an old post of mine of when I was in Germany and stuffed a beautiful, round Sicilian aubergine that I got at my favorite store, Bohm’s in Stuttgart.  When the aubergine was roasted, it turned a lovely butternut … Continue reading

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Smoked Pork Neck Bone and Pinto Bean Chili

Over the holidays we went to Baltimore to stay a few days with our son and his girlfriend.  They have a townhouse in an area of Baltimore that is being “gentrified.”  As this area is still in progress, there are … Continue reading

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Chicken with Sage Potatoes and Snow Peas

All of the other herbs in my garden are dead, but my sage is still “killing it” as my son likes to say.  To show my admiration and appreciation of sage power, I decided to include it in someway with … Continue reading

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Ignominy of Defeat

During the ridiculous war between Ethiopia and Eritrea, our son and I were evacuated to Ireland.  We lived in the Dublin Blackrock neighborhood,  he attending the French Lycee in Blackrock while I worked at the American Embassy.  The Embassy was … Continue reading

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