Tag Archives: French

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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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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Monkfish with Leeks

Our son has left and I’ve cleaned out the refrigerator to make more room for things I’m sure to buy.  I’ve got a couple of recipes I want to try from the French Saveurs magazine.  I wish M. Parret would … Continue reading

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Chantal’s Barbecue

Tonio, a retired master mechanic, has his personal dream garage 2 doors down from our house.  He works on cars for his friends and friends of his friends, but mostly just hangs out Monday through Friday, 8-5, talking, puttering around … Continue reading

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Cowboy Chili a la Francaise

  It had to happen one day and I’ve had it in the freezer for about 2 weeks, so today was the day.  “Pony Time.” All my friends told me that if I wanted to cook horse meat it should be “chevaline” from … Continue reading

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Tenderon de Veau Braise

Veal tenderon is either the middle breast portion or the flank.  Who knows?  I’ve seen two different translations.  They looked like really thick and wide sliced bacon.  In any case, when I was at the market this morning with Babou … Continue reading

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M. Parret Makes a Veal Roast

Back in the day when M. and Mme Parret had the cheese shop they would also sell fresh milk, measured out in half liters, liters, whatever the customer wanted.  Michel and Monique were eating lunch with us on Tuesday and Michel … 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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