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Homemade Pizza

The first time I had Italian pizza was when we went to visit my husband’s family in Upstate New York.  Of course I’d had pizza in California all my life, but except for topping choices, California pizza like French pizza … 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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Duck Breast Aquitaine

This recipe from the Aquitaine region of France is one of my favorites, perfectly blending the flavors of vanilla, balsamic velours/glaze, apples and butter sauteed onions with duck breast.  This enormous duck comes from the preferred duck breed in the … Continue reading

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Peach Ice Cream

I adore fruit ice creams and frozen yogurts.  Back in the day peach ice cream had peaches in it, in fact,  fruit ice creams had fruit in them, not some approximate, imitation color and flavor of the fruit.  Ice cream … 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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Farmers’ Market Peach Cobbler

My neighbor offered to get peaches from the farmers’ market near her 2nd home in Northern Pennsylvania, which was fortuitous because I wanted to make a peach cobbler. The easiest way I found to peel peaches is to soak them … Continue reading

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Haitian Style Lamb Boucane

Watching my lucky neighbors go off to their lake side cabins or other getaways, wishing I was somewhere else, I thought about Haiti, our friends’ ocean side beach homes and the feasts  we used to have; lambi, griot, cabrit boucane, … Continue reading

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Tuna Stuffed Brandywine Tomato

My neighbor Jayne gave me some gorgeous brandywine tomatoes from her garden and, to rise to the occasion, I decided to stuff the tomatoes using my last can of solid albacore tuna from France.  Well worth it! I topped the … Continue reading

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Roasted Crispy Duck with Vegetables and Garden Herbs

Hudson Valley Foie Gras is a duck farm located in Ferndale, New York, specializing in duck products including foie gras, magret de canard (duck breast) and other parts, or whole duck and chicken.  We’ve bought both from the farm and … Continue reading

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Gambas Clemenceau

This is my take on Shrimp Clemenceau, inspired by the dish made famous by Dooky Chase and Galatoire’s restaurants in New Orleans.  I’ve added a poached egg for an elegant brunch dish.  It really is too bad that eggs are … Continue reading

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