Category Archives: French

Personality

I’ve never much cared for rabbits as pets, nor guinea pigs or fish.  I like my pets to have a discernible personality, like cats and dogs.  Almost everything else is food.  Look at the personality on those rabbit legs! Deep … Continue reading

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Sunday Chez Guy and the Salon du Chocolat

Guy has opened his restaurant for Sunday lunches.  Yay!  He has also put tables outside for those who like to take advantage of the beautiful spring time weather we are having. Sunday lunch is a good excuse, if one is … Continue reading

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Lurking

I really had no intention of shopping today.  I just went out for the usual coffee and the next thing I knew, my hands were full of bags.  I didn’t even have my shopping basket!  It all began with an … Continue reading

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Plat d’Etain: Bruno Has the “Irish” In

The French always surprise me with their intense enthusiasm for vacations and hobbies.  I once saw a group of French country western dancers performing on the promenade, boots, hats and all. They were good! Last night Bruno of the Plat d’Etain … Continue reading

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Sanglier with Apricots

M. Parret gave me the cutest little 2 1/2 lb wild boar (sanglier) roast, slaughtered and prepared for roasting by Maurice. I had some more grelots onions and thought that they would be a good addition and they were :)Continue reading

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Guinea Fowl with Mushrooms and Chestnuts

I saw this recipe in the French Saveurs magazine and, loving guinea fowl supremes, I wanted to make it.  The recipe called for fresh girolles mushrooms and I wasted several days looking for them.  Finally, the mushroom and herb lady … Continue reading

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Ti Pwa Lardons

When I was in Haiti in the 80s, I remember a Haitian Creole song on the radio that praised petit pois or fresh peas.  It was about peas served with something but I have forgotten the song lyrics.  Too bad. … Continue reading

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La Gourmandise au Village Gourmand

Everyday the traiteur/restaurant, Village Gourmand, has a special.   My son and I noticed that Saturday’s special was duck leg.  Okay!  Saturday was sorted :)  We drafted Le Parret and it was a date. I decided on the assorted entree … Continue reading

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Maurice Cooks Cute

Maurice, a long time crony of M. Parret is a gentle giant, kindly, a soft spoken gentleman; a man of “les bon mots”, courtesy personified.  In his spare time, during the seasons, he hunts and kills animals that are edible. … Continue reading

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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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