Category Archives: Cheese

Artichoke with Brie de Meaux Sauce

I saw a woman at the vegetable stand buying two large,  purple, globe artichokes. Because I had never cooked a purple globe artichoke, I asked her how she planned to prepare it.  She replied, “You have to cook them.”  Sotto … Continue reading

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Canard Sauvage

I think the French could take lessons from the Americans on how to verbally abuse others who have been rude or are acting in an uncivilized manner.  While we were at the train station in Strasbourg, my husband needed to … Continue reading

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Too Old to Travel

My first time overseas was in Haiti and I was “brand new”, 24 years old.  Everything was so exciting and interesting; babies on the back,  trays of fruit balanced on heads, a different culture and language.  You could say I was … Continue reading

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Boudin Noir with Garden Potatoes

Whenever we  come back to France after being in a cuisine challenged country, we want everything and I tend to get into freezer and refrigerator trouble.  This is especially dangerous in the summer when there are so many vegetables and … Continue reading

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Matar Paneer

When we lived in Bangladesh, all foreign diplomats were housed in 2 designated enclaves,   D.I.T. 1 and D.I.T. 2.  I forget what the initials stood for.  Most of the Asian restaurants were in these areas; Thai, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese … Continue reading

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American Rarebit

Now I woke up this morning, grimly prepared to walk the dog in the freezing weather, but with a good attitude.  No water in my bathroom probably because the pipes, only in my bathroom, are frozen.  Bizarre.  But no worries. … Continue reading

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Ham, Swiss and Sauerkraut Panini

So crispy on the outside!  So rich and melting on the inside!   Roger, you’ve got to get a panini press.   Under the broiler is not the same. Spread two pieces of bread with coarse grain mustard, then layer … Continue reading

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Langres Cheese Baked Eggs

Today I’m moving my photography table upstairs because the workers are going to remove the fireplace.   I swore on a stack of bibles that even though I would cook, I would take no pictures.  However, when I made breakfast … Continue reading

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Cote de Boeuf Chez Parret

When Jade and I were in the Vendee attending a photography class with Roger Stowell http://www.camerahols.com/ in July, I bought a small prime rib roast to thank M. and Mme Parret for watching the dog, cats and just for being good neighbors … Continue reading

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Salmon Quiche

Nostalgic today, I was thinking about when Quiche Lorraine used to be the height of lunch elegance.   Maybe it still is.   Quiche Lorraine, a small salad and a chilled glass of Chablis.   Perfect. However, today I felt … Continue reading

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