Monthly Archives January 2013

Pancakes for Brunch

Maple Syrup and butter on Pancakes
Maple Syrup and butter on Pancakes

Maple Syrup and butter on pancakes

This semester I do not have class on Mondays, so I’ve decided to have brunch at my house when I’m in-town. This past week, I made hash-browns, pancakes, and scrambled eggs. There are two ways I like to make pancakes. One is just good old pancakes...

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Duck with Couscous

Duck with arugula and coucous

Duck with arugula and coucous

Marinating mixture for the duck.

Marinating mixture for the duck.

I’ve decided to start experimenting with preparing duck. Duck is actually very popular as a meat in France. Definitely more popular than chicken in some areas. I went to one of my local grocery stores here in Aix, and picked up some duck breast slices...

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Let’s Have Tea!

tea from around the world
tea from around the world

Time for tea! Tea, thé, te, té – no matter the language or the culture it comes from, tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world.

Some dry tea for brewingTea, thé, te, té – no matter the language or the culture it comes from, tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world...

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Stuffed Mushrooms

stuffed mushrooms
stuffed mushrooms

Stuffed mushrooms with mozzarella, olive oil, and spices.

Mushrooms seasoned and ready to cook.

Mushrooms seasoned and ready to cook.

Along with the deviled eggs, I made stuffed mushrooms to take along today. Stuffed mushrooms make a nice appetizer or some finger foods.

You will need:

  1. Mushrooms (preferably large – around 2″ across).
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Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs

Bring the Eggs to a Boil

Bring the Eggs to a Boil

When I woke up this morning, I started craving deviled eggs. Since I was going to have wine with two friends, I decided to make them and stuffed mushrooms to take along. Don’t like showing up empty handed.

Here is what you will need:

    1. A dozen (12) Eggs
    2. 3 teaspoons of ...
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Tip: Stale/Hardened Bread

Fresh baked baguettes are common in France, especially in smaller towns.
Fresh baked baguettes are common in France, especially in smaller towns.

Fresh baked baguettes are common in France, especially in smaller towns.

Fresh baked baguettes are common in France, especially in smaller towns. But they begin to harden after a few days...

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Sautéd Eggplant Slices

Sliced sautéd eggplant with tomato and goat cheese.
Sliced sautéd eggplant with tomato and goat cheese.

Sliced sautéd eggplant with tomato and goat cheese.

First I cut the eggplant in slices.

First I cut the eggplant in slices.

I love cooking with eggplant. It’s always intrigued me and I’ve found so many ways to use it. It’s good for you too. This evening I decided to make one of my favorite eggplant dishes.

First, take an eggplant (...

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