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Magret de Canard and Toulouse Sausage Cassoulet

I think the Dog gave me this idea.  I don’t have any cannellini beans in the pantry.  I’ve got 2 kinds of hominy and chickpeas.  In addition, normally I would have used duck legs instead of duck breasts for the … Continue reading

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Chickpea Hominy Soup with Herbs

Leftover baked ham, 1 frail carrot, 1/2 bell pepper, a huge bag of baby spinach. Pots and pots of fresh herbs.  Of course there were onions and garlic, the cupboard never gets THAT bare! Got my Zen thing going on, practicing … Continue reading

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Winter Ham Stew with Steamed Cabbage

As I said to Cecilia  http://thekitchensgarden.com/ the other day, “wine is medicine”, but I also find food preparation a type of restorative.  As I removed leftover Christmas ham from the freezer, emptied the refrigerator of fading celery and leeks, added onion … Continue reading

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German Geschnetzeltes Chili

When we were looking for cars, we were interested in the Volkswagen Touran.  It had everything; automatic parking, rain sensor, GPS, rear parking sensors, start/stop at traffic lights, a warning sensor for drowsy drivers, dual temperature controls and heated seats.  What … Continue reading

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Spicy Chorizo Chickpea Stew

I was inspired to make this stew by someone called Nigel Slater, probably British http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2007/jan/14/foodanddrink.recipes.   I have to say inspired because I altered his excellent recipe quite a bit.  I’m having one of those days.  Really, I only had one criticism of … Continue reading

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