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Pappardelle avec Petit Pois

Inspiration for the pasta with peas came from Saveurs magazine.  The recipe was a little crazy because the title was Pappardelle with peas and mint but there wasn’t any mint in the recipe however there was basil.  Peu import, as they … Continue reading

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Hotter Than July

We seem to be caught in a horrible French canicule or  heat wave, with temperatures as high as 101 F.  I hate that.  Unfortunately, I challenged M. Parret to a national day cook-off beginning with the 4th of July at … Continue reading

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Old School

Among the things I could make when I got married; meatloaf, potato salad, spaghetti and meatballs, baked chicken, beef stew, chili and enchiladas.  When I had guests coming that hadn’t been recently and I wanted to go all foreign and … Continue reading

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Lamb Shanks with Pappardelle Pasta

Some of the best lamb shanks I’ve ever eaten were at The Cathedral Restaurant in Sens, France.  Of course this was when the Cathedral was cooking everything fresh from the market.  Unfortunately, at least for the past 2 years, most of their ingredients … Continue reading

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Seriously Spicy Aubergine and Veal with Pasta

There were two motivations behind the plate I made today.  The first was the wonderful spicy, garlic aubergine I had at the take-out Chinese in Hawley and the fact that when I went back a couple of days later it … Continue reading

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Herb Crusted Lamb Rib Rack

Those of you who have been following me for a while know how intolerant I am about American lamb.   I prefer to pay a premium for imported, frozen New Zealand lamb than to allow any of the American, factory … Continue reading

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Roquette Pesto Fettuccine with Normal Duck Breast

So, so glad to have found the Hudson Valley duck farm!  Cooking with familiar, quality products makes for an enthusiastic, creative and happy time in the kitchen :) What I really wanted for this pasta dish was fresh pappardelle, but … Continue reading

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