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Foie de Veau aux Lardons et Champignons

Spring has sprung and there are so many good, fresh, vegetables and fruits in the market that I can’t resist buying an inordinate amount.  I’ll probably be in refrigerator trouble if I don’t aggressively cook and invite people over.  That’s … Continue reading

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Stuttgart: With the Director

  In the 80s an Ivorian musician, Amadou Balake, sang a song about how his girl was stolen by “The Director” because of Balake’s poverty.  “Amadou don’t come to my house anymore, I’m with the director now.  He took me to my … Continue reading

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Guinea Fowl with Mushrooms and Chestnuts

I saw this recipe in the French Saveurs magazine and, loving guinea fowl supremes, I wanted to make it.  The recipe called for fresh girolles mushrooms and I wasted several days looking for them.  Finally, the mushroom and herb lady … Continue reading

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Les Champignons de Babou

The recipe today comes from the elegant and very interesting Babou, my coffee drinking “copine”.  Born in France, Babou’s father moved the family to Ivory Coast in the 50s where she spent most of her life.  Her father Raphael Matta, … Continue reading

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Black Angus Steaks with Mushrooms

In keeping with the “vide congelateur”(empty the freezer) movement, bored with the things in the kitchen freezer, I went outside to the freezer in the garage and discovered that my husband had left me a gift from the American Commissary in … Continue reading

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Pan Roasted Veal Chops with Tagliatelle

It seems that here in Stuttgart I’m always rescuing sad vegetables from the refrigerator. In fact, while I was preparing the sauce for the tagliatelle, I felt sad myself, which is unusual.  Panicking, I wondered if sadness (the word depression … Continue reading

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Shrimp Clemenceau a Ma façon

I like “Loosiana” cuisine and I like the way David Bridges does it!  I first “met” Dave when I stumbled upon his blog entitled Rooter to the Tooter with his delicious, incomparable, innovative take on Louisiana cookery.  His Sweetbread and Crawfish … Continue reading

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Mushroom and Chicken Omelette

Tomorrow we’re going to Sens for Antonio’s birthday!  Wisely I think, we’ve decided to drive to Strasbourg, park the car, and then take the TGV to Paris and the local train on to Sens.  This way, we won’t have to … Continue reading

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Scallops, Spinach and Mushrooms

Our daughter Jade is crazy for sea scallops.  Whenever we’re in a restaurant she immediately turns to the seafood section in the menu, hoping for scallops.  I decided to make some for her back-to-school lunch today since my husband has … Continue reading

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Reincarnation

Mope or blog?  No contest.  I tried moping for a while; wearing drab clothing, washing dishes that could have gone into the dishwasher, nearly forgetting our 37th wedding anniversary, reading Jane Austen for the nth time, cooking and eating mechanically.  I … Continue reading

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