Category Archives: Recipes

Veal and Beans

Tomorrow a journalist from a local, regional newspaper, L’Yonne Republicaine, will come to interview me about my blog.  This is particularly gratifying because although I’ve known that I have quite a few French followers, my blog is in English and Google … Continue reading

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Seche a la Creole Haitienne

Okay, I’m too old to travel.  Because I wanted to cook and post with reasonable pictures, I went out, taking the head of Jade’s tripod with me, and bought another thing that fits on the head of the tripod.  I … Continue reading

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Soy Sauce Poached Chicken

2 years ago when we were in this apartment, I would frequent a small butcher shop down the street.  For old times sake I decided to pay him a window shopping visit and, refusing to consider the duck parts still … 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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The Way My Mother Did It

I have an emotionally challenging week coming up and with all the stress of the big things, I seem to need to pile on petty, little, peevish, inconsequential irritants.  Like rice in burritos. I think by focusing on the “rice … Continue reading

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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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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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Apocalypse Now

Stuttgart… s**t, I’m still only in Stuttgart…  Everytime I think I’m going to wake up in Sens. I knew pack out was coming and that I would have to come back to Germany rather sooner than later.  Talking about denial! … Continue reading

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