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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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Mussels and Almandes de Mer

Well he’s going back to Southern Sudan, so I thought I’d pull out all stops.  No seafood to be had from the Nile river. And anyway, I’ve been wanting to do something with these clam-like almandes de mer .  We … Continue reading

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Jamie’s Cullen Skink with Mussels

  The new Jamie magazine is billed as the “budget issue”(February 12, Issue 26).  Frugal, go out and buy this, it can’t be that expensive and you are going to love it!  The front cover says, “Packed with brilliant and thrifty ideas … Continue reading

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Moules Mediterranee

Before we found the townhouse here in Sens we were house hunting in Brittany.  We booked a hotel in the walled city of St. Malo for 2 weeks, thinking that we would also take in the regional sights, vacationing a … Continue reading

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