Shred a pan-fried duck breast that you removed from the heat when just barely done, using two long-tined forks. Let rest and cool so you can handle.
Another wonderful amuse bouche. Wow! Something from almost nothing. Nothing goes to waste in my kitchen.
Deep-fried vegetable salad with roasted half-tomatoes – and some new ideas to prepare carrots.
And have you ever thought of cutting thick slices of fruitcake into cubes and roasting them in sizzling sweet homemade oven-roasted garlic purée butter?
It’s a special weekend treat breakfast that can served as a full meal any time of day. You won't be hungry for hours.
Maybe add chestnuts or chestnut purée. You could call this a French-German-English version of an old standby.
If you are fortunate to live near a farmers’ market, indulge in local farm fresh produce when possible. Ask if this farmer actually grew the produce or bought it from a nearby farm.
Just a suggestion: Start the meal with an espresso cup on a saucer, offering a drinkable hot tester of my very special silky cream of celery soup. Follow with the meal plan below.
Celery is a nutritious vegetable that isn’t used enough. Writings of a historical vent state that in olden days celery was referred to as an aphrodisiac. I cannot speak to that.
It’s a love/hate relationship with sage. For some, it’s an acquired taste, as with olives and anchovies.