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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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Chinese Sunday

Hungry but not quite up to massive quantities of pork, we decided to have lunch in one of the town center’s Chinese restaurants.  The fact that this particular restaurant had lots of Chinese customers, recommended it.  Unfortunately I didn’t pay … Continue reading

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Eating Around: Tung Yuen, Strasbourg

Really, there’s only so much heavy, pork and carbohydrate overkill Alsatian food that you can eat when it’s 34 degrees (Celsius, Roger) outside.  Jade, of course, had to have one more ham hock before she went back to school, but … Continue reading

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Can Anyone Tell Me How To Make This?

The photo above is copy-pasted from Juliana Loh’s website  http://julianaloh.com/blog/ It is a spicy Sichuan crispy whole fried fish.   I had something like this in Bangladesh once, only with a sweet and sour sauce.  Juliana had this at Beijing … Continue reading

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Lemon Glazed Chicken Nuggets

Jade has a school outing on Sunday and I thought I would make a bento box for her lunch. She loves fried chicken, so I made some cute, little chicken nuggets with a sweet/sour lemon glaze. Inspiration for the fried … Continue reading

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