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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