Category Archives: Kitchen tools

Ibushi Gin

Japanese cuisine fascinates me because of it’s attention to presentation as well as flavors and it’s unique style of food preparation.  I’m not talking about sushi which is, and rightly so when prepared by master sushi chefs, the very expensive … Continue reading

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Quick Gambas with Soba Noodles

For most of my adult life I’ve suffered from Calientephobia or fear of a hot kitchen.  This crippling disease can cause profuse sweating, irritability and has wrecked marriages.  That’s why the majority of kitchens I have worked in have been … Continue reading

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Braised Rabbit with Parsnips, Carrots and Pearl Onions

The landlord is changing the stove!  I was afraid this blog would turn into a 2 year long whine that nobody would want to read and I certainly would not want to write.  Would not write!  And then what would … Continue reading

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Sens Marche Brocante 2012

Each year the town of Sens hosts a huge flea market or marche brocante that is set up on the promenade that rings the town.  Of course we never miss it.  There are dishes to buy and skillets to look … Continue reading

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Steamed Shrimp and Pork Dumplings

On a visit to Hong Kong, we ended up somehow off the beaten, tourist track hungry and thirsty.   All the restaurant signs and menus were written in Chinese and we didn’t have word one of the language outside of … Continue reading

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Grilled Curried Leg of Lamb and the Harpy

Bridget, the nice lady who helps me keep my 3 oven Lacanche stove shining, has gone on vacation to Portugal for 3 weeks.   Before she left, she told me that I should only use the ovens for gratins, tartes, … Continue reading

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Toast

When we first bought the house in France, my husband took a few days off from work in Mali to go to France for the closing and to purchase some basic appliances for the kitchen. The previous owner had removed … Continue reading

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