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Balsamic Marinated Duck Breast with Asparagus

The breed of duck most consumed in the U.S. is the Pekin, originally imported from China.  The flavor and texture differs from the Muscovy (canard de barbarie) found in France because it’s a different bird and probably because of breeding … Continue reading

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A Plate of Roasted Pumpkin

Little French pumpkins or potirons are so cute.  Whenever I see them in the market, I just want to buy one to look at.  However, this is a cooking blog and the little pumpkin had to go down!  It’s like … Continue reading

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Lamb Chops with Herbs and Balsamic Sauce

These are French lamb chops that I found in my freezer in Sens over the holidays.  Yay! Quick and easy, just sprinkle with dried herbs, brown, make a balsamic reduction and serve with bacon, sauteed chard. Lamb Chops with Herbs … Continue reading

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Balsamic Gansebrust with Courgettes

I went over to Kaufland supermarket on Saturday specifically to buy some of those cute goose legs https://cookinginsens.wordpress.com/2012/11/07/roasted-goose-sandwich-with-bottom-of-the-pan-relish/.  They were all gone! In their place was a bin full of frozen goose breasts or gansebrusts.  Why not?  I hadn’t used my … Continue reading

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Rosemary Scented Chicken with Brussel Sprouts

Seeing fresh brussel sprouts, made me think of the market in Sens.  I found some in the elegant Boehm supermarket along with rosemary and smoked swine flesh, diced.   The smoked swine flesh was quite the find since I can’t … Continue reading

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Fresh Herb Balsamic Lamb Chops

Yes, I know it’s only been two days since I made the lamb leg, but I’m in freezer trouble again, so it’s lamb again today.  Cruel, cruel world 🙂  We’ll be eating meat and fish from the freezer for the … Continue reading

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Foie de Veau with Canada Apples, Bacon and Onions

As I’m sure I’ve mentioned before, I have no idea what a “cooking apple” is, except for maybe Granny Smiths.  I don’t feel bad about this but I decided to vaguely inform myself by asking at the market fruit stand.  The … Continue reading

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Balsamic Glazed Duck Fillets

I really like using duck fillets(aiguillettes).  They are so versatile and can be used to make anything from an Asian stir fry to a savory chili https://cookinginsens.wordpress.com/2011/11/20/marcus-bawdon-does-chili/.  I don’t know how available they are in the States but if we don’t … Continue reading

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Pork Roast with Balsamic Potatoes

This is supposed to be a Jamie recipe http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/jamie-at-home/balsamic-baked-onions-and-potatoes-with-roast-pork-recipe/index.html, but I so couldn’t be bothered that I decreased amounts, ignored cooking methods and added a turnip.  The good thing about Jamie is that he knows his ingredients and flavors, so as … Continue reading

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Balsamic Salmon with Roasted Peppers

And then there’s those packages of roasted peppers that I’ve been hoarding in the freezer. Salmon fix! Balsamic Salmon with Roasted Peppers 4 salmon fillets 2 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar 1 tsp butter 1 tsp olive oil … Continue reading

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