Category Archives: French

Interlude

Pack out was a nightmare but it’s done.  I wisely went to the vet and got some drugs for Jessie and so she had a very laid back train trip from Stuttgart to Sens. I-do-not-understand what happens when I put my … Continue reading

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Crispy Duck Legs with Roasted Vegetables

Yesterday I went back to the house to get the 2 packages of duck legs, good butter, Jean Louis’ duck breasts, foie gras slices and assorted fish from the remaining refrigerator freezer.  I took some other things out of the freezer … Continue reading

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Magret de Canard and Toulouse Sausage Cassoulet

I think the Dog gave me this idea.  I don’t have any cannellini beans in the pantry.  I’ve got 2 kinds of hominy and chickpeas.  In addition, normally I would have used duck legs instead of duck breasts for the … Continue reading

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Happy

Time to start moving some of this duck onward.  Remember the time I served my husband skinless chicken breasts 3 days running before he noticed?  Well, I’ve got more than 3 days worth of duck legs and breasts, let’s see … Continue reading

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Casse-Croûte

I had forgotten about this meal and the pictures I took.  My husband came up to Sens last Friday to load my affairs and animals into the car and drag me back to Stuttgart.  Of course everyone wanted to say … Continue reading

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What M. Parret Likes

You have to say that M. Parret has come a long way since I met him more than a dozen years ago.  He hasn’t changed really, but he will occasionally acknowledge that, perhaps, some Americans cook some things well.  In any case, … Continue reading

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Getting Medieval in Sens

This weekend, Sens hosted a medieval fair on the town square with fantastic costumes, music, theater, food and artisanal crafts. I guess these were demons or living gargoyles.  They were impressive. Rat catcher.  He looks like he should be in … 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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Groovin’ on a Sunday Afternoon: Chez Guy

No one wanted to cook this Sunday.  We had the barbecue craving because the sun was shining again and the temperature was just right.  Still, wanting to eat barbecue and make barbecue are two different things.  Nothing for it but to go … Continue reading

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Troyes

I could have wept!  Yesterday was Saturday and Tonio, Chantal and I planned to visit M. Parret at his rehabilitation center in Troyes, cruise the town and have lunch.  In anticipation of this, I set my camera on automatic and prepared … Continue reading

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