Category Archives: Salad

White Sweet Potato Salad with Chilli Lime Mayonnaise, Et alia

My husband first met Laura Allen when he was in Peace Corps, West Africa in the 70s.  Since then, continuously, Laura has been a good and loyal friend to our family.  We always looked forward to her visits in our … Continue reading

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Spinach Cobb Salad

This is my breakfast salad, prepared for today’s Sunday coffee get together.  Baby spinach on the bottom, topped with red onion, boiled eggs, sliced mushrooms, crispy bacon, with a Dijon mustard vinaigrette served on the side. I love this bowl!  … Continue reading

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Easy Miso Tuna with Radish Coleslaw

This miso marinated fresh tuna would be an elegant addition to a tapas and drinks party.  However, I’m back in Honesdale now and even my husband balks at rare tuna, which is the only way it should be served, according … Continue reading

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Do You Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans?

One home leave we sublet an apartment in the New Orleans’ Garden district.  Foreign service home leave is intended as an opportunity for employees assigned overseas for two years to return to the United States and reacquaint themselves with the … Continue reading

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Cornmeal Coated Smelts

I’ve always assumed that smelts were only available from the Pacific Ocean and was surprised to learn that other varieties are also found in the Northern Great Lakes region and the Atlantic Ocean.  These seem to be a larger variety … Continue reading

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Pork Belly with Aubergine

I’ve been a little annoyed these past months, not being able to find a pork belly piece bigger than a pound and mostly in little, fatty skinless squares.  What am I supposed to do with those?!  When I think of … Continue reading

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Creole Chinese Baby Back Ribs

Baby Jesus knows where I got these ribs 😀  They were in the freezer and I try to avoid looking at the label which could affect my morale and enthusiasm. I rubbed the ribs with either Emeril’s essence or my … Continue reading

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Don’t Hurt Yourself

I enjoy cooking, so when I don’t want to cook, I don’t.  I never want to associate this wonderful past time with drudgery or, eek, housework 🙂  Still, everyday is different, dependent on whether I want to be challenged by an … Continue reading

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French Pork Belly Ribs

The new French Saveurs magazine is out and loaded with fabulous recipes for Autumn!  I didn’t know what to make first!  I’ll be cooking this “book” and am very excited about their showcasing of meats to “mijoter”  or slow simmer/roast. … Continue reading

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It’s Too Darn Hot

This annoying and persistent French heat wave is adversely affecting both our appetites and attitudes!  Normally summer weather in Sens consists of moderately warm days and not more than 3-4 days of beastly weather.  I believe we’re now in the 3rd … Continue reading

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