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Portuguese Feiijoada

The Coco de Paimpol beans are out and I look for every excuse I can to cook them.  Our neighbor Tonio, of Portuguese persuasion, inspired my rendition of this rich, bean stew.  A while back I made a Spanish stew … Continue reading

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No Child Left Hungry

Today my son texted me from work to ask if I was cooking lunch.  He sounded hungry and I immediately had these irrational pictures in my mind of Biafra.  So even though I had a session at the doctor’s this … Continue reading

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Navy Beans with Kielbasa

I found an artisanal kielbasa sausage at the Super Duper market.  Quelle surprise! Kielbasa seems to be popular in our area, however the sausages available are usually produced in large, name brand factories with God knows what profit maximizing ingredients.  I … Continue reading

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Poulet Curcuma

If you’ve ever wondered what the name for turmeric is in French, well it’s curcuma.  I wondered in France when I needed some for a recipe, bought a spice bottle that looked like turmeric, looking it up on the internet when … Continue reading

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Fresh Coco Bean Chili for Babies

When I shared my enchiladas with Toutoune and Willy, after the initial “spicy” shock, Toutoune said how much she liked another Mexican food, Chili con Carne.  Now people, everyone’s French palate was stunned by my “enchiladas for babies” and Toutoune has … Continue reading

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Chili Con Carne

Whenever I hear “chili con carne” I immediately picture a can of probably Hormel chili or a bowl of ketchup sweetened kidney beans on offer at a country diner.  Chili con carne originally meant Mexican spiced beans with meat, not … Continue reading

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Les Haricots

I saw a blog earlier about beans posted by Marinating Online that set off a chain of thought; the fresh beans that will be available in autumn, my mother’s Mexican chili beans, the paucity of pantry items. Rummaging around in the cabinets, … Continue reading

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