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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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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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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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