Monthly Archives: April 2014

Les Boites de Surprises de Nico

I love both extravagant packaging and surprises!  Babou’s husband, Nico, “peeped my hole card” and provided me with both.  That’s why I gave him half of my ribs.  But we’ll discuss that later.  At first, he sent me his thanks … Continue reading

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Georgian Inspired Fresh Garlic Chicken Tajine

I adore fresh garlic and I was so fascinated by the look and flavors of the garlic chicken stir fry at Georgia About that I was determined to “hijack” the recipe, using chicken thighs from the freezer.  Waste not, isn’t that … Continue reading

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M. Parret Makes a Veal Roast

Back in the day when M. and Mme Parret had the cheese shop they would also sell fresh milk, measured out in half liters, liters, whatever the customer wanted.  Michel and Monique were eating lunch with us on Tuesday and Michel … Continue reading

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Easter Leg of Lamb

1 month before Easter I ordered a Mont St. Michel, pre-sale leg of lamb.  The man at Maison Trotoux assured me he could get one and that it was a good thing I was ordering early because he had lots … Continue reading

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Irish Pork Pot Roast

I have lots of photos on my camera and can’t seem to catch up.  I guess I’ll begin at the beginning, before I left Stuttgart. This pot roast is a pretty good recipe inspired by the new cookbook my husband bought for … Continue reading

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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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