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wild salmon nicoise

1-2 pounds grilled wild salmon filets

market greenbeans, boiled
escarole lettuce, chopped
2 soft boiled eggs
1 cucumber sliced
1 red pepper charred and sliced
2 red potoates boiled then peeled and cubed
2 radishes quartered
6 cherry tomatoes, halved
mustard vinaigrette with shallots and capers (red wine and olive oil)

instructions: arrange everything on a large deep plate and pour the dressing over it
serve (serves 2 generously)

Visnja’s fish soup or chowder (no fish stock)

1 roasted whole 3 pound halibut, (or any other fresh white fish) deboned
1 large white onion chopped and sautéed
1 bottle of clam juice
1 small can of chopped clams
2 cups vegetable stock
2 medium yellow potatoes cubed (1/2”)
1 fresh tomato cubed
1/2 cup canned tomatoes (or leftover sauce)
cook for 10 minutes, add fish
top with olive oil, parsley and garlic sauce (4 minced garlic cloves, 1 cup minced parsley, 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil)

Coq au Vin home style

 

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Coq au Vin

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Coq au vin

1 large chicken, cut into 8 pieces

20 peeled pearl onions
1 pound mixed mushrooms
2 large shallots
2 bottles of red wine
1 cup chicken stock
4 slices bacon, slice into 1/2 inch strips
10 fresh thyme sprigs
parlsey for garnish
baguette

Marinate chicken pieces in two bottles of red wine overnight in refrigerator.
Brown sliced bacon and take it out of the pan. Dry the chicken with paper towels and brown in the bacon fat. Take out and place aside. Slice shallot 1/4 thick and brown in the bacon fat.

Brown the mushrooms in butter. Put the chicken back in the pan with all the leftover wine marinade, the chicken stock and all the vegetables.
Cook for two hours in the oven at 365. Thicken with 1/4 cup flour mashed with 3 tbsp butter.
Eat with toasted french bread!

Just 1.5 hours south east from Rochester, the vista becomes wide open sky and gently rolling hills, not a car in sight…that’s where i spent my afternoon searching for land for a summer house we want to build, closer to NYC and in the middle of nowhere….the nearest town is Georgetown, a crossroad…a spit of dirt road with a backyard flavor of life long forgotten…

so pround of this thai immigrant do it yourselfer woman!!!!

http://www.eater.com/2016/1/28/10850798/nongs-khao-man-gai-chicken-and-rice-portland

Snow has come

A little snow has fallen in our back yard…upstate ny

winter has come…brrrrrrrrr

Grapes and gourds

Ok, not sure if it looks good, but I gave it a try!

well the trees are almost done dropping all their leaves and John has finally decided to rake and mow…..

60 Life Lessons for My Birthday | Maria Shriver

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