Monthly Archives: August 2012

I’m Leaving on the Zap Train

Well, it’s finally come down to this.  I’ve put the dog in the doggy hotel, informed the cats that M. Parret will be passing by from time to time to open cans and bags for them, and encouraged Jade on … Continue reading

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Traiteur Sunday

I can’t say I’m not a little bit excited about living in a new country.  The world and it’s various peoples and cultures, after all these years, still can excite my interest.  But yet, what about Veuve Cliquot?  Is Germany … Continue reading

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Lamb Tajine with Pears

There’s a definite chill in the air.  A little windy too.  After those hateful few days of 90 and 100 degree (Fahrenheit, Roger) weather, I must say I was cheered :)  Time for a warming coffee and hot chocolate at Le … Continue reading

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Char Sui Pork Chops

Well, I’ve made our reservations on the Zen train for the boarding school in Alsace, I’ve booked the dog into the Doggy Pension for next Tuesday, I’ve gotten the French doctor to sign off on a “good health” certificate for … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Squash with Pan Fried Cod

The forecast for today was 80 degrees F, so I thought I might cook, early.  We went to the market around 8 a.m. and I found a spaghetti squash.  I’ve always wanted to cook one of these!  The freezer yielded … Continue reading

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Chicken Salad a la Frigidaire

Today it’s 90 F and humid in an ugly, Washington, D.C. kind of way.  This is why all the French run out of France in August!  It finally dawns on me.  I thought they left in August to get in … Continue reading

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Poulet Télévisée

In 1983, I “followed to join” my husband in Burkina Faso, then known as Haute or Upper Volta.  It was my first time in Africa and everything was so exciting; babies on the back, trays balanced on heads, village chiefs … Continue reading

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Juicy, Deep Fried Gillardeau Oysters

Now I know some of you Gallophile, oyster connoisseurs (Roger) are just going to shudder and perhaps mutter one or two shocked “ooh la’s”, when you read that I’ve had the Gaul :)  to deep fry one of France’s most … Continue reading

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Shark Burger

Yesterday, although I put all 6 of the shark fillets in marinade, I only cooked two.  http://cookinginsens.wordpress.com/2012/08/15/fresh-shark-with-avocado-tomato-salsa/.  I had an idea for today that I wanted to try out with the remaining four.  Shark burgers! These were good.  I just … Continue reading

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Fresh Shark with Avocado Tomato Salsa

Quite naturally I’m FB friends with my local fishmonger.  He posts specials, new arrivals and house prepared plates for take away.  Yesterday afternoon he informed us that he’d just received some whole blue shark.  Jade and I slipped into our … Continue reading

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