Tag Archives: French

Charolais Steak and Salad

Whenever I have a Charolais steak I always prepare it as simply as possible; salt, pepper, maybe with onions and or mushrooms.  Good beef doesn’t need much.  Today for lunch I quickly seared this rather thin steak in butter and added a … 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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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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