Tag Archives: chillies

The Spice of Life

As an adult, I’ve always looked for variety in the food I eat; bored by the “Wednesday meatloaf” of childhood, I first found interest and inspiration in the ethnic foods of the U.S.   Travel broadened my food horizons in both … Continue reading

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Baby Bok Choy with Shrimp and Quail Eggs

  Things are ratcheting up.  The cats, dog and I have our reservations and tickets.  The wellness exam for the animals is set for the 20th, within the 10 day limit for departure, suitcases are down from the attic.  Bandit and … Continue reading

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Smelt

Whenever I see tiny fish like whitebait or sardines, I think of the fresh smelt my father used to fry.  I don’t know where he bought them but there was a season and he would come home with large sacks … Continue reading

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Peppers, Chillies and Calf’s Liver

An easy stir fry of calf’s liver, red bell pepper, leeks, shallots and chillies.  Lunchable! Peppers, Chillies and Calf’s Liver 1 lb calf’s liver 2 tbsp peanut oil 1 red bell pepper, sliced into strips 2 shallots, thinly sliced 1 … Continue reading

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Crevettes en Pot

Potted shrimp.    I bought these cute little pots the other day and have been thinking about what I wanted to do with them.   Obviously, it had to involve some sort of fish. I had some leftover garlic and … Continue reading

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