Category Archives: American

Hearts and Minds

  What was I thinking!?  Of course I took advantage of the superior and varied food selection in France, bringing shopping bags and packed coolers with me when I came to the house in Germany.  But why was I so … Continue reading

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Duck Burrito

No rice Just sayin.

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Star of the County Down

This is Jessie, my 2 1/2 month old Irish Terrier.  Why is her name Jessie?  Ask the French. Their naming system for pedigree dogs dictates the first letter of the name of the dog depending on the year.  2014 was … Continue reading

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Foie de Veau aux Lardons et Champignons

Spring has sprung and there are so many good, fresh, vegetables and fruits in the market that I can’t resist buying an inordinate amount.  I’ll probably be in refrigerator trouble if I don’t aggressively cook and invite people over.  That’s … Continue reading

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Plum Sauce Glazed Spareribs

Make the plum sauce.  Get ribs from Jacques or whoever you know :D  Rub the ribs with salt, pepper, 5 spice powder, then roast in a 425 F oven for 30 minutes.  Lower the temperature to 325 F and continue … Continue reading

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Souris d’Agneau

I’ve been looking at two, aged, drying out lamb shanks in my freezer, it seems like forever. I wonder when and where I bought them…. Thank God for Greg at Rufus Guide for his inspirational sauce with Italian sausages.  I didn’t … Continue reading

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Okay, I Baked

I made this muffuletta sandwich the other day but we ate it too fast for pictures.  So yesterday I made the olive salad again because it was all gone, baked the bread and got some end of the day and … Continue reading

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Crispy Red Mullet with Herbs

While cruising by the fish market I heard tiny little fish voices calling out to me; “Hello, hey you American, look at us”, but it was in French.  So I did.  I saw the prettiest little red mullets, so fresh … Continue reading

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Cowboy Chili a la Francaise

  It had to happen one day and I’ve had it in the freezer for about 2 weeks, so today was the day.  “Pony Time.” All my friends told me that if I wanted to cook horse meat it should be “chevaline” from … Continue reading

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Olive Salad for Muffuletta

I’ve been thinking about New Orleans muffuletta sandwiches a lot!  And really, I’ve been thinking about the muffuletta olive salad which is delicious.  You can just put it on a piece of bread or mound it on salad greens and … Continue reading

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