Category Archives: Main dishes

Shrimp and Sausage Stuffed Calamari

At some point when I was shopping in Stuttgart, I found a bag of enormous calamari tubes at the Italian grocery store.  My idea was to stuff them with some of the store’s fabulous looking sausage.  However, overtaken by life events, … Continue reading

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Refrigerator Spicy Shrimp Stir Fry

I bought a lot of veg from Fresh Paradise, forgetting that I was leaving at the end of the week; bell peppers, mini courgettes, snow peas, mini asparagus, etc.  Couldn’t let them go to waste and there was that large … Continue reading

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Grilled Veal Ribs with Japanese Potato Salad

  It’s strange but I guess rolled meat roasts are not common in Stuttgart.  I did find one a while back but after that experience I always buy them in France to bring back to Stuttgart.  With so many other cuts of … Continue reading

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Babou’s Mustard

At our last coffee meeting before I left Sens, Babou, with tears gushing, handed me an empty jar and sobbed, “Since you’re going to Germany, could you bring me a jar of this mustard?”  This reminded me so much of our … Continue reading

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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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Nepal

When we lived in Bangladesh, we were good friends with one of the Gurkha Rifle Regiment soldiers assigned to the British High Commission in Dhaka.  He told us wonderful stories about his travels and bought us beers and sometimes a little whiskey. One … Continue reading

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Portuguese Fish Stew

I told my husband that I would take the train this Thursday to join him for a while in Stuttgart.  He said he would come and get me with the car this weekend.  I think he didn’t trust me :DContinue reading

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Down Under

I’ve been seeing quite a few fabulous food blogs from Australia.  Seems to me they’re eating pretty good, maybe better than a lot of us! It’s not just sheep, sheep, sheep, grubs, crocodiles and kangaroos.  No, we’re talking about an appetizing, … 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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