Category Archives: Chinese

Magret de Canard with Plum Sauce

In our village of Honesdale, Pennsylvania, there is a French style cafe with lots of potential. I believe the owner a) lived a number of years in France, b) is married to a French man,   c) is actually French or … Continue reading

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Teriyaki Salmon with Chinese Noodles

Our son, who was not able to come home for Christmas, is in Sens/Paris for a few weeks. Really happy to see him and feed him.  Noticing I was having a hard time choosing from the ridiculous amount of food … Continue reading

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Char Siu Glazed Chicken Drumettes

The watch words for today are “easy”, “butter” and “char siu”.   Easy chicken drumettes, baked in butter, glazed with char siu sauce, then sprinkled with wild sesame seeds and Angel hair piment. Can’t – Be – Bothered! Char Siu … Continue reading

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Le Weekend: Chez Parret and Provins, France

Saturday My husband came rolling in from Stuttgart at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, just in time for lunch with Le Parret, Antonio and Chantal.  He had said that he wanted mussels, so I made a rich creme fraiche and roquefort … Continue reading

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Spicy Chinese Aubergine with One Green Tomato

We ate with M. Parret again last night.  The usual; assorted pates, mussels in cognac, cheese, tarts, wine. M. Parret still has days when he finds it hard to accept the loss of Mme Parret, but he has good days … Continue reading

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Like Butter!

Yesterday, while waiting for the poultry man to cut up my chicken, I saw that he had some very nice fresh veal liver.  Since my husband’s in Stuttgart, I  requested a few slices.  I made a creamy mustard sauce to … Continue reading

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Spicy Aubergine with Green Beans and Peppers

Since I saw M. Parret cook some fresh green beans from his garden until they were gray, I’ve been obsessing on bright, correctly cooked vegetables.  Of course I had to say something and the truth was that he had just … Continue reading

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Char Sui Quail with Two Salads

The refrigerator is almost bare of vegetables.  All I’ve got left is beets and spinach.  It seems such a hardship not being near a Sens style farmers’ market :(  My full bunch of celery served the cause today in a … Continue reading

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Really Easy Fried Rice

When I got married, one of the first “exotic” dishes I made was fried rice from a Betty Crocker cookbook.   I thought about this because I had a little leftover rice, scallions and ham in the fridge.  This recipe … Continue reading

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Living in the City

I just realized something yesterday that all of you have probably knew.  Stuttgart is a city and not in a Paris kind of way.  It’s a city like Washington, D.C. or New York or Los Angeles.  Big, sprawling and impersonal. … Continue reading

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