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Shrimp and Sausage Stuffed Calamari

At some point when I was shopping in Stuttgart, I found a bag of enormous calamari tubes at the Italian grocery store.  My idea was to stuff them with some of the store’s fabulous looking sausage.  However, overtaken by life events, … Continue reading

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Refrigerator Spicy Shrimp Stir Fry

I bought a lot of veg from Fresh Paradise, forgetting that I was leaving at the end of the week; bell peppers, mini courgettes, snow peas, mini asparagus, etc.  Couldn’t let them go to waste and there was that large … Continue reading

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Personality

I’ve never much cared for rabbits as pets, nor guinea pigs or fish.  I like my pets to have a discernible personality, like cats and dogs.  Almost everything else is food.  Look at the personality on those rabbit legs! Deep … 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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Portuguese Fish Stew

I told my husband that I would take the train this Thursday to join him for a while in Stuttgart.  He said he would come and get me with the car this weekend.  I think he didn’t trust me :DContinue reading

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Not Chiquetaille d’Hareng Fume

I’ve told you about Edmond Pierre in Haiti and the chiquetaille we used to eat on his boat. In fact there were two different types of chiquetaille, one made with dry, salted cod and the other with dry, salted and … Continue reading

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Charolais Steak and Pan Fried Potatoes with Bell Pepper

Sometimes it’s hard to find a good quality steak of the correct thickness, even when I go to the butcher.  They either want to cut it too thick, like for a barbecue, or too thin, like you’re going to quickly … Continue reading

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Sausage and Peppers

There is a fairly large Italian community in Stuttgart.  Before I left to come back to Sens, we discovered a great supermarket with Italian imports, butcher and traiteur.  The sausages, that I was smart enough to bring to Sens for … Continue reading

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Brian Does Bacon, Blue Cheese and Veal Burgers

Our son Brian is one of the best bacon fryers in the world!  His bacon is crispy without being brittle so that it doesn’t explode into shards when you take a bite.  He inherited this talent from his father who … 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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