Category Archives: Hors d’oeuvres

Crispy Fried Pork Belly

I was reminded of this pork belly recipe when I saw a post for it in my “memories” on Facebook.  I just happened to have a relatively lean, skin on, piece in the freezer that I surprisingly found in the … Continue reading

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The Devil’s Workshop

I just read that card playing “is used by Satan to seduce people into other activities.” Prostitution?  Drugs?  Grabbing intimate body parts? I guess I’m on the road to Hell today because I’m going to play cards with a group of … Continue reading

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Smoked Salmon Pate

M. Parret showed me something interesting about butter; I had just bought a new batch of butter but had a small piece of leftover butter from the last batch still in the butter dish.   He pointed out that because … Continue reading

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Dacha on the Delaware

On Sunday we went to Vadim’s and Galina’s for a late lunch.  They have a beautiful European style country house whose living room picture window affords an uninterrupted view of the frozen Delaware river.  The gazebo next to the river … Continue reading

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Quails R Us Plus

About 20 minutes outside of Honesdale there is a farm called Quails R Us Plus that sells fresh eggs; goose, chicken and quail.  In addition they advertise poultry and lamb.  We didn’t see any of the lamb and poultry because … Continue reading

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Les Champignons de Babou

The recipe today comes from the elegant and very interesting Babou, my coffee drinking “copine”.  Born in France, Babou’s father moved the family to Ivory Coast in the 50s where she spent most of her life.  Her father Raphael Matta, … Continue reading

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Le Village Gourmand in Sens, France

I constantly mourn the disappearance of “old school French” restaurants in our town of Sens.  By that I mean restaurants who buy their produce and meats daily at the farmers’ market and serve in-house fabricated traditional French recipes.   Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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