Monthly Archives: September 2011

Charolais Steak with Tomatoes and Onions

I went to the market today, and the butcher gave me a Charolais steak to try.  Shocked and grateful, I stuttered out my thanks, went home and immediately cooked it in butter, adding sauteed onions and tomatoes as a sauce and shared … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Cooking, Food and Wine, French, Main dishes, Recipes | Tagged , , , , , | 22 Comments

Deviled Pork Palette with Lentils

These pork palettes are cured pork shoulder, like small, uncooked hams.  Deviled, means that they have been en-robed in mustard and loosely wrapped in a thin, fatty, sausage-like casing. The ones I bought from the traiteur were about the size of baseballs, … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Cooking, Food and Wine, French, Main dishes, Recipes | Tagged , , , , , | 14 Comments

White Chocolate Panna Cotta with Berries

I’ve never had panna cotta before.   I’ve always seen it on restaurant menus but because I almost never order dessert, I just haven’t tasted it.   I tried to get one of the dessert fiends in the family to … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Cooking, Dessert, Food and Wine, Italian, Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , | 21 Comments

Veal with Prosciutto and Mozzarella

We found some small packages of veal slices in the 2 for 1 bin in Carrefour and of course I couldn’t resist.  They looked pretty good! I thought whatever I did with the veal, I wanted roasted peppers with it … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in American, Cooking, Food and Wine, Italian, Main dishes, Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , | 13 Comments

Salmon Quiche

Nostalgic today, I was thinking about when Quiche Lorraine used to be the height of lunch elegance.   Maybe it still is.   Quiche Lorraine, a small salad and a chilled glass of Chablis.   Perfect. However, today I felt … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Cheese, Cooking, Food and Wine, French, Main dishes, Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Chez Parret

For a member of the Parret family, I am republishing this post.  Thanks for visiting Ines and tell the Parrets that we miss them. As Jade was off with her class today, Gilbert and Gilberte Parret invited me over for … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Appetizer, Cheese, Cooking, Dessert, Food and Wine, French, Main dishes, Salad | Tagged , , , , , , | 24 Comments

Inarizushi with Tuna

I’ve probably said this before, but I started looking at blogs to get ideas for bento boxes. My favorite site was Cooking Cute but I don’t think she’s blogging anymore.  For a long time now,  my “go to” for bento … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in bento, Cooking, Food and Wine, Japanese, Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 20 Comments