Monthly Archives: June 2012

A Small New York Pizza

For my French and European followers, this is the very smallest size, after that you have to take the large. After two slices, Jade admitted defeat and, gasp, refused dessert! Our new house is an 1890 Tudor, the only one … Continue reading

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The German Butcher’s Restaurant

I neglected to mention that in addition to his shop of fresh and smoked meats, the German butcher has a very popular restaurant right next door. Jade had an enormous smoked pork chop with potato pancakes, applesauce and red cabbage. … Continue reading

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Hotel Wayne Honesdale, Pennsylvania

So here we are in the Hotel Wayne in Honesdale, about 5 minutes from our new house. We’ve driven past the house 3 times but can’t go in until the closing at 1 o’clock tomorrow. My first impression; beautiful house, … Continue reading

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That’s Better: Good American Food

We went into D.C. today to do some banking and to buy a couple of pages of the new Miles Davis/Edith Piaf stamps. Accosted by a food truck selling half smokes, we took a little “pause for the cause”. I … Continue reading

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Lunch At The Holiday Inn

Because our elegant Best Western hotel doesn’t have a restaurant, nor an ATM for that matter, and I am totally intimidated by the D.C. area traffic which leaves me carless until my husband arrives, Jade and I were obliged to … Continue reading

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A Bus Load of French People

Today we woke in Sterling, Va and left our room in time to partake of Best Western’s luxurious, complimentary breakfast and to watch a bus load of ravenous French tourists decimate the over sugared, GM food on offer. Jade was … Continue reading

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Teriyaki Rib Steak with Wax Beans

I know most of you have heard me criticize my mother for cooking all the color out of her vegetables.  As I prepared the wax beans today, I realized that I had neglected to say that her 1-2 hour green … Continue reading

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Moules Bouchot Roquefort with the Parrets

On Saturday morning when I was market loitering, I encountered M. Parret and we decided to have a coffee or two at Jacque’s place.  In our discussions, which never exclude cuisine, the fresh bouchot mussels available at the fishmonger came … Continue reading

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Foie de Veau aux Figues

That’s right.  I can just hear Frugal http://frugalfeeding.com/ now, “She’s making liver again.  Isn’t that just offal”?   Yes Frugal, but it’s veal liver with figs and Portuguese port!   Think about it. Pretty, pretty figs in the market.  That’s why I … Continue reading

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Father’s Day One Skillet Breakfast

I woke up this morning thinking about my husband and what an outstanding husband and father he is.  Our separation is finally coming to an end.  He will be leaving South Sudan in August to take up a new post in Stuttgart, … Continue reading

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