Monthly Archives: February 2014

Pork and Aubergine Stir Fry

After a busy morning of drinking coffee and nonessential shopping, I developed a taste for something Asian.  With the refrigerator at maximum capacity, filled with leftovers and vegetables, it was child’s play to figure something out 😉  I had two … Continue reading

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Pork Belly Surprise

Knowing that Jacques of Le Litteraire would be closing up and going off for vacation for 2 weeks, I asked him to have the butchers at the slaughter house cut me a few slabs of American ribs like the last … Continue reading

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Rognons de Veau Chez Guy

Having arrived in Sens on Friday and not really feeling up to doing the market and cooking on Saturday, I found my favorite old French guy,  M. Parret, and asked him to lunch with me at the very “correct” restaurant, … Continue reading

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I’m Back!

Everything’s good.  We extricated Jade from the insidious French child protection system that believes that a minor who leaves an affluent, non-abusive home to live with street bums has the capacity to make wise decisions.  We prayed at Notre Dame … Continue reading

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Pork Rib Roast with Pear and Tomato Salsa

Au Village Gourmand is both a restaurant and traiteur.  They had this outrageous pork rib roast that I just had to have!  They agreed 😀 I mean, people!  How could I resist? Lovely pears in the market from the local … Continue reading

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Jade is Found and is Safe

Thank you all my friends at wordpress for your support and prayers.  

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Onion and Lardons Smothered Foie de Veau

Au Village Gourmand had some lovely slices of calf’s liver that I couldn’t resist.  Today was market day and I always spend a lot of time drinking coffee and lurking around the market and the gourmet traiteurs. As I slowly … Continue reading

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