Monthly Archives: December 2012

Red Mullet with Roasted Pepper sauce

Aren’t IPad photos ugly? It was iPad or Jade’s tripod (my husband’s bringing the Manfrotto on the weekend). I’ve had my coffee and am off to Paris tomorrow for hair care. Roger would want to know ;)

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Creole Seasoned Baked Chicken with Vegetable Gratin

Jade is off to the convent on Friday to prepare for her confirmation, so she won’t be coming to Germany this weekend.  She wasn’t very excited about it but I was; I’ve never been inside of a “nunnery.”  I was … Continue reading

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Hoisin Glazed Salmon Steaks with Jerusalem Artichokes

I miss my fishmonger.  There’s that personal interaction; he knows who I am, what I like and what might tempt me.  He is knowledgeable of and has more than a pecuniary interest in his products.  He is funny and though I … Continue reading

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German Geschnetzeltes Chili

When we were looking for cars, we were interested in the Volkswagen Touran.  It had everything; automatic parking, rain sensor, GPS, rear parking sensors, start/stop at traffic lights, a warning sensor for drowsy drivers, dual temperature controls and heated seats.  What … Continue reading

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Magret de Canard a la Vanille

I think I’m suffering from “Francophile creep”, a slow, insidious mind-snatching that occurs after living in close proximity with the consumers of fine wines and cuisine, Les Gaulois.  I never thought this would happen to me but this morning while … Continue reading

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Braised Rabbit with Parsnips, Carrots and Pearl Onions

The landlord is changing the stove!  I was afraid this blog would turn into a 2 year long whine that nobody would want to read and I certainly would not want to write.  Would not write!  And then what would … Continue reading

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Cannelloni

When I first got married and hosted dinner parties, my go-to meals were usually pseudo-Italian; spaghetti and meatballs, lasagna, cannelloni, things that involved ground beef and cheese. I guess I finally bored myself and now I rarely make them which … Continue reading

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