Monthly Archives: October 2013

Oysters Gillardeau

L’Ambiance des Halles, the fishmonger advertised a variety of newly arrived gourmet oysters so Jade and I thought we might as well get them while the getting was good!  We drafted M. Parret and his daughter-in-law, Selene, to accompany us … Continue reading

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Vide Fridgidaire Flan

On the downhill slide to returning to Stuttgart, I’ve become concerned about making sure I use all the perishables from the refrigerator.  No problem for the freezer, I can just throw everything in a cooler and replenish my freezers in Germany … Continue reading

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Pork Roasted with Apples, Pears and Parsnips

The new French Saveurs magazine has some delicious recipes this month inspired, as always,  by the season and what’s available in the market.  I chose to make the pork roast with apples, pears and parsnips to share with M. Parret, Thierry, … Continue reading

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Butter Roasted Duck Legs with Brussel Sprouts

Annashortcakes is a blog I follow and I am always interested to see her new posts.  The other day she had an unique recipe for mustard marinated and grilled brussel sprouts.  I meant to duplicate the recipe to the letter … Continue reading

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American Sauce

What on earth can Heinz mean?  I found this “American Sauce” in the Carrefour supermarket and had to pick up a bottle just because.  It’s made by the global American company, Heinz, so they must have had something in mind … Continue reading

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Le Village Gourmand in Sens, France

I constantly mourn the disappearance of “old school French” restaurants in our town of Sens.  By that I mean restaurants who buy their produce and meats daily at the farmers’ market and serve in-house fabricated traditional French recipes.   Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Lemon Glazed Salmon

I had a thick half side of fresh salmon in the freezer.  What a nice surprise!  I thought simple would be best with a light lemon glaze and a side of romano beans. Lemon Glazed Salmon Juice of 1 lemon … Continue reading

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Soupe de Campagne aux Saucisses Toulouse

Keeping up with family on facebook as many of us do, I saw a recipe for Zuppa Toscana posted by Sue Kestler Mullally, with inspiration from a restaurant in the U.S. called Olive Garden.  It really looked good and I … Continue reading

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Magret de Canard aux Prunes

Before I left Germany, I saw duck with plum sauce on the internet.  I can’t remember who made it but whoever you are, thanks for the inspiration. My husband went back to Germany after breakfast, so I just made enough … Continue reading

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Sens Soir

Jade began her October vacation this weekend and we are back in Sens.  We drove down instead of taking the train because we had to bring the cats and Quincy, detesting travel of any kind, is particularly unhappy on the … Continue reading

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