Tag Archives: mussels

Interlude

Pack out was a nightmare but it’s done.  I wisely went to the vet and got some drugs for Jessie and so she had a very laid back train trip from Stuttgart to Sens. I-do-not-understand what happens when I put my … Continue reading

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Cullen Skink Chez Moi

The last 3 weeks have been horrendous and there doesn’t seem to be any end in sight.   I won’t/can’t tell you about it but my lovely husband has brought me home to Sens and will be joining me in … 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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Chez Le Poissonnier

Yesterday my fishmonger posted promotions on his just in seafood on Facebook; Red Label bouchot mussels and live or cooked Brittany lobsters.  I was the first in line this morning. Really.  Of course I took the cooked lobsters because the … Continue reading

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When Fusion Doesn’t Fuse and Other Issues

I love going to France.  We had to get to Jade’s school in Walbourg, France by 10:00 a.m. on Friday for my husband to give presentations to the high school students  about the U.S. government’s assistance to underdeveloped countries in … Continue reading

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Les Bouchots de la Baie du Mont Saint Michel

One of the lessons I learned early on in this gypsy existence of ours; never pack anything that you are unwilling to carry.  I was a little hard headed about learning this lesson but eventually, I did.  So when I … Continue reading

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Moules Bouchot Roquefort with the Parrets

On Saturday morning when I was market loitering, I encountered M. Parret and we decided to have a coffee or two at Jacque’s place.  In our discussions, which never exclude cuisine, the fresh bouchot mussels available at the fishmonger came … Continue reading

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