Monthly Archives: March 2012

Guinea Fowl Supreme with Roquefort and Spinach

Surprisingly, I knew about guinea fowl before I came to France.  My father loved them and would cook the birds at least once a year.  I don’t know where he bought them but they were good.  The decorative leaf on the … Continue reading

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Beetroot Tiramisu with Pesto Croutons

Talk about gadding about, today I guess I had time on my hands.  I began this morning with the obligatory dog walk, visited both the open market and local 7-11, had my hair done, made my tiramisu and took photos, went to … Continue reading

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Crispy Mustard Rabbit Legs

I got a new cookbook called “The Little Paris Kitchen” by Rachel Khoo and was pretty excited about making her recipe for rabbit legs until I saw Frugal’s skillet http://frugalfeeding.wordpress.com/2012/03/29/gujarati-curried-chicken/.  I was practically knocked to the floor by a huge, acquisitive, … Continue reading

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Jamie’s Fabulous Fish Pie

I’m having lighting issues again.  During the dull and dreary winter, the light shining on my photography table was perfect; soft and bright.  Now that the weather is sunny, I’m getting a harsh glare that is driving me insane.  Today, … Continue reading

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Tarragon Pork Steaks

I found some ridiculously large pork steaks on sale.  The French cut is “echine de porc” and I immediately thought, “This is a job for super tajine”. On the same shopping trip, I stopped by the local nursery and bought a … Continue reading

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Grilled Mint Yogurt Lamb Chops

As there is the South and the Deep South, there also exists the Country and the Deep Country.  This Sunday we left our country town of Sens, 40,000 inhabitants, to attend a barbecue in Villiers-Louis, population 449, deep country. Our host … Continue reading

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“Tapping” at Le Patio and Reggae Time at Tete de Veau

Sens, France is a small town of 40,000 people(if you count the outlying areas) in the Burgundy region of France.  The town inhabitants “go down” with the sun or, at least, to their homes for a little TV and a … Continue reading

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Pan Fried Cod with Beet Salsa

The French never cease to fascinate me; they have peeled and cooked beets in the fresh vegetable section of their supermarkets.  A lot of them, which means people are buying them.  Mind snatched again I, no beet lover, bought some … Continue reading

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Traditional Oeufs en Meurette from Burgundy

Wine poached eggs in a nest of mushrooms and bacon on toast.  De-ca-dent, Frugal, de-ca-dent :)  I admit, I almost balked at the full two bottles of red wine needed for this recipe.  Unfortunately, I didn’t have any vin de table in … Continue reading

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Grazing: Skagen and Salade Rouge

As it warms up and the fruits and vegetables come to the market in there Sunday Go To Meeting clothes, my thoughts turn to lighter dining fare.  Good ole Jamie’s March/April issue has a number of recipes from Sweden, including … Continue reading

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