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Karl’s Beef Bourguignon

America’s Test Kitchen sends random episodes of their show to my email. The last one was for Beef Bourguignon. When I was thinking about what to make for Sunday, this seemed like a kind of dish that I had not made for a while.

Karl’s Beef Bourguignon

Karl’s Beef Bourguignon

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Karl’s Quiche Lorraine

Eilene’s friends are coming over again and Jan suggested that I make a quiche. Several years ago Jan taught in Paris and brought me back a French cookbook. I have attempted several recipes from it, but I have never been able to follow their directions.

Karl’s Quiche Lorraine

Karl’s Quiche Lorraine

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Karl’s Saffron Steamed Mussels

Jan has requested steamed mussels for Mothers day. I wanted to turn it into a soup or mussels and cannellini beans, but she wants only steamed mussels. I decided to do a slimmed down variation of the French Saffron Mussel Soup. To go with the mussels, in addition to toasted rustic bread, I plan to make a wild rice salad.

Karl’s Saffron Steamed Mussels

Karl’s Saffron Steamed Mussels

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Karl’s French Braised Pork

I wanted to do braised French pork for dinner, but nothing on-line even came close to what I had in mind. I pictured something herby, falling off the bone tender, with a rich pan sauce. Looking in my spice cabinet, I picked out the herbs I thought would go together, not a fines herbes, but a unique blend of my own. It may not be actually a French recipe, but I associate these herbs with French cooking.

Karl’s French Braised Pork

Karl’s French Braised Pork

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Karl’s Saffron Mussel Soup

Adapted from French: The Secret of Classic Cooking Made Easy

Jan taught a few classes in Paris during her summer breaks a few years ago. While she was there she picked up a French cook book. She decided that I should make some recipes from it for the French girl while she was here.

Karl’s Saffron Mussel Soup

Karl’s Saffron Mussel Soup

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Karl’s Fish Stock

Tomorrow I am making a French fish soup for which I need fish stock. There may be some store that sells canned fish stock, but it is not around here. It is time to create my own fish stock.

Karl’s Fish Stock

Karl’s Fish Stock

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Karl’s Gobi Musallam au Gratin

Adapted from French: The Secret of Classic Cooking Made Easy

Jan taught a few classes in Paris during her summer breaks a few years ago. While she was there she picked up a French cook book. She decided that I should make some recipes from it for the French girl while she was here.

Karl’s Gobi Musallam au Gratin

Karl’s Gobi Musallam au Gratin

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Karl’s French Rice Pilaf

Adapted from French: The Secret of Classic Cooking Made Easy

All of this week’s recipes are from a French cook book that Jan bought me. She decided that I should make some recipes from it for the French girl while she was here. I decided that I needed a starch dish for the carbohydrate eaters in the group.

Karl’s French Rice Pilaf

Karl’s French Rice Pilaf

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