Tag Archives: Chicken

No Crab Gumbo

Freezer surprise, no Dungeness crab bodies!  I was absolutely certain that I had a large bag of crab bodies with legs and, months ago, decided I would make gumbo sometime during the season’s family celebrations.  I was disappointed; both that … Continue reading

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Grilled Chicken Shawarma

Shawarmas were one of the few, good fast foods we could find in the countries we lived in and traveled to while overseas.  In West Africa they were usually Lebanese, in England and Ireland they were Turkish or Greek.   The … Continue reading

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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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Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

There is an obscene amount of chicken in the freezer!  What were we thinking?  Avian influenza?  There is so much that I am not at all excited about cooking chicken.  And my husband, always a doomsayer a la Poe’s The … Continue reading

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Chicken Noodle Soup

We’re always on the look out for normal chickens.  Not necessarily “organic” just normal, non-GMO, farm, free-range and most of all, normal size!  If the chicken is as big as a toy poodle it will be tasteless with a really … Continue reading

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Country Style Oven Roasted Chicken

Can you believe that the fresh rosemary and thyme sprigs are from my garden, having survived  -5 F and below temperatures!?  My sage doesn’t look that bad either 🙂 I try to find the smallest, local, non-Perdue and Tyson (they … Continue reading

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Pont sur Yonne Market

Pont sur Yonne is a charming town about 6 miles from Sens.  The gothic Notre Dame church there was built between 1130-1140 and consecrated in 1169.  You can still see the remnants of the “old bridge” built 1684-1700 and mostly … Continue reading

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Dashi Poached Chicken Soup with Bok Choy

Our refrigerator freezer has been broken for about a week.  Although parts and repair are expensive, it would be economically irrational to toss it and buy another.  Of course, the warranty has expired.  We have moved what we could to … 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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