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  • Cesar’s Basic Biscuits
        This recipe for dog biscuits is from Cesar Millan, the dog whisperer.
        No serving amount given.
    21/2 cups whole wheat flour (can substitute oat or white)
    1 egg
    1 tsp. beef or chicken bouillon granules, or substitute broth
    1/2 cup hot water
    Optional add-ins: liver powder, wheat germ, shredded cheese, bacon bits


        Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  •     This week’s column has been let off the leash. We are going to talk about what you feed your dog.
        First of all, what ever happened to the good old days when your dog happily thrived on kibble from the grocery store, Milk Bones for treats, and the occasional table scrap? Well, in the good old days we also didn’t wear seat belts, pregnant women drank alcohol, and doctors would smoke in their offices. We know better now. Or do we?

  • The Captain’s Sunday Sandwich
        This is the sandwich my father, Captain William M. Donnelly, used to make. It is important to use high-quality Black Forest ham and good rye bread.
        Makes one.
    2 slices seedless rye bread
    Black Forest ham, sliced thin, as much as you like
    Swiss cheese, a few thin slices
    Red onion, very thinly sliced
    Mustard and mayonnaise to taste
    Ground black pepper

  •     It is said that John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich, “invented” the sandwich while locked in a 24-hour card game. Nowadays, Gamblers Anonymous would have a field day with this. What, he couldn’t stop gambling long enough to fortify himself? All he did was ask his valet to put meat between two slices of bread so his cards wouldn’t get all greasy. His cronies started ordering “the same as Sandwich,” and hence the name was born.

  • Oeufs en Meurette
        This recipe is from the now defunct Peter Kump New York Cooking School. Oeufs en meurette are a Burgundian specialty of poached eggs in red wine sauce.
        Serves six.

    6 large eggs, poached
    1 Tbsp. each of classic mirepoix (finely diced carrots, celery, onion, and ham)
    8 Tbsp. unsalted butter, clarified
    2 to 3 cups hearty red wine, Burgundy is preferred
    Bouquet garni
    1 to 2 Tbsp. beurre manie (butter that is kneaded with equal parts flour)

  •      Eggs are delicious. Eggs are boring. Eggs are a perfect little package of protein. Eggs can be dangerous. Eggs are good for you. No, they’re bad for you. All of these things are true. Eggs are confusing!
        As a cook and someone interested in nutrition, I believe in the sunny side of eggs. As a pastry chef, I constantly marvel at the egg’s ability to be transformed into a light and airy souffle or meringue or a rich custard or ice cream. They are simple; they are complicated.

  • <P>Located on North Ferry Road, 18 Bay is in a lovely restored farmhouse with big windows and a covered porch. There is a wood-burning stove at the entrance, a bar in the middle, and about 12 tables all around.
  • Salade Tourangelle
        This recipe from “The Taste of France” is more of a guideline, and does not give measurements. Each vegetable is prepared separately but served together on the same platter.

    Asparagus tips, cooked and sprinkled with a vinaigrette made with walnut oil and white wine vinegar to which you have added salt and pepper, some finely chopped shallots and a little chopped parsley

  •     Last week I offered up the first five of my 10 favorite cookbooks, now for the second.

  • Lovage and Apple Stuffed Roast Chicken
        Here is Lee Bailey’s recipe. I substitute celery leaves for lovage.
        Serves six.
    2 21/2-lb. chickens
    1 tsp. salt
    1/4 tsp. black pepper
    1 cup butter, softened
    1 handful lovage
    1 large cooking apple, peeled and cored

    Gravy:
    1 Tbsp. butter, softened
    2 Tbsp. flour
    1 cup chicken stock, heated
    1 Tbsp. chopped chives