Category Archives: Recipes

Castelnaudry Cassoulet

The recipe for the cassoulet and the earthenware pottery originated in the town of Castelnaudry, France, although there are many variations of this dish, Castelnaudry is named the “pere”.  In fact, before my orphaned camera arrived, I made a Spanish/Portuguese … Continue reading

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Giant Zucchini Stuffed with Chicken Curry

Our neighbor Jane gave me with an enormous, beautiful zucchini, vaguely intimidating but also challenging in a way I like 🙂 I remembered a blog post I wrote in Sens about stuffing small, round zucchini with chicken curry and remembered … Continue reading

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Spicy Indian Aubergine

Indian aubergine are so cute and also rare in our supermarkets.  I got lucky with these. They remind me a bit of the popular, indigenous djakattou vegetable found in West Africa, a cross between tomato and eggplant.  The djakattou is … Continue reading

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Mushroom Dashi Broth with Roasted Cod

Sleepless in Honesdale, I realized that it had been a while since I had made some homemade dashi broth.  Taking mental stock of my pantry, fridge and freezer, I realized I could make dashi etc. first thing in the morning … Continue reading

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Braised Curried Oxtails with Orzo

I mentioned to a friend in France that I was looking for a good quality cover for our feather bed.  There was an awkward pause, and then she asked why I would need a cover, other than the one that … Continue reading

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Grilled Herb Crusted Lamb Rack

Another freezer surprise, a rack of New Zealand lamb!  I have no idea, perhaps Baltimore, where I found these racks.  Occasionally, I do find Australia lamb (not quite the same) but rarely New Zealand. My herb garden has out done … Continue reading

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Shrimp Clemenceau with Lemon Sauce

Last Sunday, we and a few of our wine and food enthusiasts neighbors engaged in a progressive entree (starter) party.  Someone likened the affair to a tapas and wine party as a “movable feast”.   It was; fun, stress-less and we … Continue reading

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