Monthly Archives: August 2013

Paris Express

Jade had to go into Paris for educational testing.   Our usual excitement was missing because we knew that this would be work, not play 😦  Our philosophy has been that if you’re going to Paris, your time is your … 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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Pikliz!

Perusing my blog stats, I noticed that quite a few visitors have been interested in my Haitian griot recipe.  Heck, after looking at the recipe, I was interested and decided to make some. Quel coincidence!  After I had put my … Continue reading

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Bavarian Chicken Thighs

M. Parret is essentially a monovore, if there is such a word, happier when he is eating French, traditional cuisine.  Branching out for him is eating a pizza with familiar French toppings and flavors.  While the food he likes is … Continue reading

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Cassoulet de Lapin

Since the fresh beans have been in the market, I’ve been wanting to make a cassoulet of something!  Duck always comes up because we eat duck a lot when in France.  This time I wanted to give the humble rabbit … Continue reading

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Spicy Chinese Aubergine with One Green Tomato

We ate with M. Parret again last night.  The usual; assorted pates, mussels in cognac, cheese, tarts, wine. M. Parret still has days when he finds it hard to accept the loss of Mme Parret, but he has good days … Continue reading

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Fried Green Tomatoes with Salsa for Babies

American people from the South, especially the Deep South, are lucky.  They know how to cook, their cuisine is varied and they eat vegetables.  Yes it’s true, a lot of their food is fried and they are plagued with diabetes … Continue reading

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