Monthly Archives: August 2011

Paris: A Tale of Two Lunches

Today we went to Paris to take care of U.S. Embassy affairs; tedious, but we did it first thing to get it out of the way.   After that, two girls on the town, we did a little shopping for … Continue reading

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Ayesha Cox’s Salmon

Ayesha Cox is a very beautiful model and a friend of a friend of our son’s who is also a very beautiful model, Dominque Claire X :)   You can actually see Dominque on a billboard in Paris near the … Continue reading

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Glazed Quail and Potato-Turnip Puree

During the weekend, while shopping for Jade’s back to school supplies, I bought a Jamie Oliver cookbook called Jamie Oliver’s America.   There were several Jamie Oliver cookbooks there but I loved the cover of this one and the recipes. … Continue reading

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Stuffed Chicken Thighs a la Jamie

Since I stuffed that Jamie Oliver lamb rack with feta, sun dried tomatoes and parsley, http://cookinginsens.wordpress.com/2011/08/24/jamie-olivers-stuffed-rack-of-lamb/ I’ve been obsessing about what else I could do with the stuffing.  Well, boy howdy, today I stuffed boned chicken thighs with it, served them … Continue reading

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Eating Around: La Cuisine de Lolie

La Cuisine de Lolie, located on the pedestrian shopping street in Sens is a restaurant we must have walked past over a hundred times, promising ourselves that we would go there the next time we ate out, but somehow we … Continue reading

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Lamb Shanks with Les Mogettes de Vendee

The Cathedral Restaurant makes a Souris d’Agneau or Lamb Shank that I have coveted but always forget to order when I go there.  Nothing for it but to make it at home, along with the celebrated Mogettes de Vendee or … Continue reading

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Escargots de Bourgogne

I saw this sign when I was in the Vendee and I immediately thought of my father-in-law, 2nd generation Irish American.   I could just hear him, “Holy Mother of God, we’re not going in there Rose!” It’s too bad … Continue reading

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Jamie Oliver’s Stuffed Rack of Lamb

I had the hardest time understanding Jamie’s instructions for cutting the rack for stuffing: “Cut between the bones and through the eye of the lamb, leaving 1cm of meat still attached at the bottom”.   “Put this mixture(the stuffing) between … Continue reading

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Eating Around: L’Assiette

Jade and I have decided to eat around, since we saw the paper place mat at the Broceliande restaurant http://cookinginsens.wordpress.com/2011/08/16/broceliande-restaurant/ that listed all the bars and restaurants in town that were hosting music during the town’s August music festival.  We thought this … Continue reading

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Cuisses de Grenouilles or Light and Crispy Frogs’ Legs

Sometimes eating unfamiliar food is easier in another language, sometimes not.  We had frogs’ legs when we were growing up because my parents were from the South and to them, as to the French, they were delicacies.  I had to … Continue reading

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