Monthly Archives: May 2019

Topinambour with Braised Flanken Ribs

Topinambour or Jerusalem artichokes or sun chokes are a delicious alternative to potatoes.  I poached this recipe idea from Jamie Oliver, although I did increase the simmering time. I purchased these beauties from an actual farmer at one of the … Continue reading

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Duck Magret with Mushrooms and Pears

The United States has a food magazine publication called Saveur and France has one called Saveurs.  The advantage of the French publication is that the recipes and articles are seasonal, therefore the ingredients are always available in the produce, meat … Continue reading

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Smoked Turkey Tails

When living in landlocked Niger we would often load up the car for a day’s journey down unpaved roads to the coast in Lome, Togo.  Because of the roads, the going was slow and sometimes we’d stop to stretch our … Continue reading

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The Sunday brunch group members are back in Honesdale, having spent the last of the winter in fairer climes.  In a crazed mood, I decided to bake something, carelessly disregarding the fact that the group is composed of fairly experienced … Continue reading

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