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Banana Loaf
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Banana Loaf

If you travel as much as I do, you quickly get used to doing without when it comes to kitchen utensils and appliances. Every time I arrive somewhere new I do a “back-of-the-envelope” analysis of what equipment I have and therefore, what recipes I can cook. I never leave home without my chef’s knife and … Continue reading

Chicken Enchiladas
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Chicken Enchiladas

Arriba! I’m back and so is my appetite! In keeping with the change of scenery and the local ingredients, we’re eating a lot of Mexican food – simple, fresh salsa, guacamole, tortillas and crunchy tostadas, chicken tortilla soup and easy enchiladas. I was always intimidated by the enchilada and assumed it was a laborious process, … Continue reading

Crème Fraiche Withdrawal
Food

Crème Fraiche Withdrawal

I miss the gooey Crème Fraiche that we could buy straight from the Cremerie or Farmer’s Market stalls in Normandy. It had a marshmallowy consistency and a slightly yellow tinge, due to the use of unpasteurized milk. Unless we decide to do some ‘clandestine cow-milking’ under the cover of night, we won’t be able to … Continue reading