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Foie Gras de Canard Crostini with Balsamic-Glazed Dried Figs
I’m putting the foie gras picture at the top because it’s the nicest picture I have from the dinner.  As for the rest, well, they suffered because I was too hungry/impatient to take my time and take a decent photo.  So, my apologies for that.  In other news, I’m just putting up the pictures because I thought it might be nice to show you what kind of things I like to make for my friends when they come over; if you want the recipes though, let me know and I’ll make posts for them.  Enjoy.
                                                                       
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