This is what it looks like when I open the can.
Yes, that is fat…. Lots and lots of fat.
One has to dig in with one’s fingers to locate the duck.
In the past, when I have duck confit, I used it in cassoulet. Or maybe risotto or pasta.
I decided, to be different, I would try fixing it … Continue reading.....
We don’t actually have Cornish Game Hens here.
We have little chickens: coquillettes, poussin….
They’re about the same size as Cornish hens but I have no idea of their background.
I have a long, colorful history with Cornish hens, but more of that later.
When you are hungry for turkey and stuffing but want something a little more manageable try … Continue reading.....
It’s getting closer….
I’m referring to the biggest food holiday on the U.S. calender: Turkey Day, aka Thanksgiving Day.
Some say they like T-Day best because it’s about the food and family without the hassle of presents, like Christmas.
Some say they like T-Day best because of all the leftovers.
I mean, if one is going to bother making a … Continue reading.....
This is what happens when one expects spring and it doesn’t arrive.
We switch from white wine to rosé for the summer months.
It was too cold to do the turkey outside.
So I decided to make turkey rolls.
I didn’t have any white wine to make a sauce and I didn’t think Turkey in Pink Wine sounded quite right….… Continue reading.....
I realized I have never posted a recipe for the turkey for Turkey Day.
We don't really celebrate Thanksgiving and I rarely do a turkey here. They're expensive, and mon mari prefers chicken. For a big holiday dinner I will roast a capon, (which is what the photo is).
However, I stuffed and roasted lots of turkeys back when I lived … Continue reading.....
Deconstructed Turkey Rolls
I don’t like that term…. Deconstructed.
I hear it often on the Food Networks.
On the one hand, I think it sounds a bit pretentious and self-aggrandizing.
On the other hand, it sounds as if the chef either wasn’t capable of coming up with a better name or simply couldn’t be bothered.
Or, maybe, it was just … Continue reading.....
There's change in the air.
One often thinks of honey and lemon as something to stir into tea or, maybe, hot brandy as a sore-throat remedy.
Add a bit of mustard and it makes a lovely pan sauce for turkey cutlets (or chicken breasts) – and very quickly… Perfect for a midweek dinner.
Turkey with Honey,
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The bad week continues….
Actually, it all went rather nicely until Saturday.
Then the puppies took off again.
Except this time I was attached.
I put their leashes on, as usual.
I opened the gate, as usual.
We walked through the gate, as usual.
Then they took off.
I went face-forward onto the road. I managed to turn my head … Continue reading.....