Category Archives: Main dishes

Green Tomato Chicken Curry

My neighbor Caroline gifted me with some lovely, small green tomatoes.  I immediately thought of green tomato curry.  Freshly ground spices lends welcome authenticity to this homemade, normally vegetarian dish, especially where there are no Indian restaurants worth speaking of. … Continue reading

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Honey Mustard Roasted Chicken with Vegetables

It’s been a while since I’ve roasted a honey mustard chicken.  I always forget how good it is, especially with the addition of butter and minced shallots. My husband loves roasted vegetables, as long as potatoes are included 🙂  I … Continue reading

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Salmon and Parsnips with Ginger Sauce

Whenever I see parsnips, I think of the U.K. ambassador to Rwanda.  He was from Scotland, as was the E.U. ambassador and those two together were quite the thing.  They gave parties consisting of food flown in from the U.K. … Continue reading

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Haitian Style Lamb Boucane

Watching my lucky neighbors go off to their lake side cabins or other getaways, wishing I was somewhere else, I thought about Haiti, our friends’ ocean side beach homes and the feasts  we used to have; lambi, griot, cabrit boucane, … Continue reading

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Tuna Stuffed Brandywine Tomato

My neighbor Jayne gave me some gorgeous brandywine tomatoes from her garden and, to rise to the occasion, I decided to stuff the tomatoes using my last can of solid albacore tuna from France.  Well worth it! I topped the … Continue reading

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Easy Beef Pot Roast

I guess I’ve got Michelle Obama’s “low grade” depression.  I made this beef pot roast            un-enthusiastically over 2 weeks ago and am just getting around to posting it, even though it turned out better than … Continue reading

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Roasted Crispy Duck with Vegetables and Garden Herbs

Hudson Valley Foie Gras is a duck farm located in Ferndale, New York, specializing in duck products including foie gras, magret de canard (duck breast) and other parts, or whole duck and chicken.  We’ve bought both from the farm and … Continue reading

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Gambas Clemenceau

This is my take on Shrimp Clemenceau, inspired by the dish made famous by Dooky Chase and Galatoire’s restaurants in New Orleans.  I’ve added a poached egg for an elegant brunch dish.  It really is too bad that eggs are … Continue reading

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Pork Stir Fry with Miso Sauce

I remember when stir frys became popular.  I bought a wok, utensils and an how to book on stir frying.  It took years before I realized that stir-frying just wasn’t that complicated. All that’s needed is your choice of oil, … Continue reading

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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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