Monthly Archives: September 2015

Enfant de Supermarche

I had planned a rant this week and I think it was about knowing where your food comes from, for example a shank of meat.  But I’ve forgotten what I wanted to say and you’ll be sorry when all of … Continue reading

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Pascal’s Turnips

  Pascal is a maraîcher or truck gardener.  He grows a lot of lettuce that he sells to both farmers’ markets and supermarkets.  Besides lettuce, he also has turnips, mirabelles and probably some other vegetables and fruits that I haven’t discovered … Continue reading

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Strawberry Ice Cream

Apparently, I’m not over the homemade ice cream craving and although the strawberry season is well over in France, I found some sweet strawberries from Belgium in the market. My Cuisinart ice cream making machine is so simple to use … Continue reading

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Chez Willie and Toutoune

Whenever I think of Mexican food, I think of my mother.  She wasn’t Mexican, but she could have been.  I’ve only had comparable or better Mexican food at old school Mexican cafes in California where nobody speaks English and there … Continue reading

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Mirabelle Ice Cream

After M. Parret and I scraped the bottom of the peach ice cream container, we agreed that it tasted like MORE. Although M.Parret had some “vine peaches” in his garden, they weren’t ripe yet and we didn’t want to wait 🙂 … Continue reading

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Peach Ice Cream

I don’t scream for ice cream but I like it okay, if it is rich in butter fat, not a custard, doesn’t contain any evaporated milk and is not overloaded with sugar.  If it contains fruit, the fruit should be fresh and in … Continue reading

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Cuisses de Canard a L’Ail

I’ve been neglecting the ducks and I know they’ve felt it.  I don’t know what happened to me but could it be that I’ve been in a sort of  “dip” since I returned from the U.S.?  It feels as if my … Continue reading

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