Monthly Archives: July 2012

Grilled Tarboureich Oysters with Garlic Lemon Butter

In addition to moving some chicken thighs from the freezer, I had a number of items in the refrigerator that needed to be recycled.  Bo-ring!  So instead of immediately getting to it, Jade and I spent the morning loitering around … Continue reading

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Pear Tarte Tatin

Yesterday was my birthday and we were invited over to the Parrets to finish up the roasted pork and lift a few glasses in celebration. I got flowers from my husband in the morning. And from our son in the … Continue reading

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Fete de Garage

Some of M. and Mme Parret’s closest friends, Antonio and Chantal, completed the construction on their house garage last week and to celebrate and acknowledge the excellence of the garage, they decided to host a pig roast dinner in the … Continue reading

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Deep Fried Chicken Wings

Tonight we’re invited over to the Parrets’ for roast suckling pig.  To me that says barbecue, but not so according to M. Parret.  According to him, it will be a sit down affair with real glasses and plates, while I … Continue reading

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Fresh Market Salad

I had a little “souci” today.  My computer screen turned green :(  Not over worried, I rushed around the corner to my computer man.  Unfortunately, he was on vacation and had left behind, to mind the store, a young apprentice … Continue reading

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Cocos de Paimpol Ragout with Turbot and Spinach

The fresh Coco de Paimpol beans are in the market and I wasted no time finding something to do with them. The French site Peche de Gourmand gave me the inspiration I needed with their ragout of coco beans and … Continue reading

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French Cobb Salad

In my teens, trying to branch out from being solely my Mom’s “coupe oignon” (onion chopper) or butter creamer, I started trying things on my own using the cookbooks in the house.  One of my favorite things to make was … Continue reading

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Grilled Lamb Burgers Tzatziki and Fried Sweet Potatoes

I was sooo lazy today.  It’s hot, but there were those packages and packages of ground lamb in the freezer to be gotten through. The sweet potato slices I made were not as crispy as I would have liked but … Continue reading

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Cruisin’ On a Sunday Afternoon: Sens, France

Today, with the fabulous weather we didn’t want to stay inside, so I decided not to cook and that we would go out to the Cathedral Restaurant for lunch.  This restaurant has never been a great restaurant but has always … Continue reading

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Grilled Quail with Bok Choy

I had 6 pretty little quail in the freezer and decided to make an Asian marinade and grill them.  Good decision :) It only takes about 15 minutes to grill these succulent little babies. The Vietnamese lady in the market … Continue reading

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