Category Archives: Main dishes

Asian Style Oxtails with Udon Noodles

I know I’m always preparing oxtails, but we like them a lot and we don’t have access to dependable quality variety meats in our area and oxtails are delicious, however prepared.  We have two more batches in the freezer 🙂  … Continue reading

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Duck Legs with Roasted Fennel, Carrots, Onions and Potatoes

My husband asked me to bring his camera out to our stream the other day.  When I got there, there was a handsome drake and a hen with her ducklings!  And just like that, it reminded me that we had … Continue reading

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Help Tsegaye! We Need Gurage Kitfo!

Having lived most of my working life in West Africa, my arrival in Ethiopia was a pleasant, educational and interesting surprise.  Of course I’d heard of Hailie Selassie and his successful heroic efforts, before the U.N. and the League of … Continue reading

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Cuisses de Grenouille

My father and his beer buddies used to capture live frogs to bring home for frogs’ legs parties.  Sometimes these were served with rabbit stew and cornbread.  The frog legs were such a treat for the children of the family.  … Continue reading

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Miso Marinated Sablefish with Sugar Snap Peas

The State of Pennsylvania, among others, is an “open carry” state.  Which means that it is your constitutional right, based on the 2nd amendment, to take your gun openly into any establishment, event, park or wherever, except to a hospital, … Continue reading

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Posole/Pozole

This is probably the best posole/pozole I’ve ever made!  It tastes like the Mexican food of my childhood; spicy hot, thick and rich.  I’ve finally found some “correct”  chili powder and all my other spices and herbs are newly purchased, … Continue reading

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Lapin a la Moutarde

This rabbit, from The Butcher Shoppe in Lake Pocono was imported from Montreal and you just knew that the French were involved in some way because the important inner organs came with.  However, for good or bad,  you also could … Continue reading

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Oxtails with Chow Mein Noodles

Narrowsburg, NY is a small, quaint tourist town about 10 miles from Honesdale, Pa.  The town borders a long stretch of the Delaware River, attracting sport fishers, kayak enthusiasts and all manner of people who enjoy water sports.  In addition,  … Continue reading

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Chicken Noodle Soup

We’re always on the look out for normal chickens.  Not necessarily “organic” just normal, non-GMO, farm, free-range and most of all, normal size!  If the chicken is as big as a toy poodle it will be tasteless with a really … Continue reading

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Hot Italian Sausage, Onions and Peppers

The Butcher Shoppe in Lake Poconos was selling homemade, hot Italian sausage that the owner warned us, several times, of it’s spiciness.  Yeah right, we said.  Give us six.  They were very hot and spicy, but in a good way … Continue reading

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