Monthly Archives: October 2015

San Andreas Kiri Cheesecake

When things go wrong with recipes that involve meats and vegetables, there is usually ample room to successfully adjust and substitute.  Not so with desserts!  That’s one of the reasons I’m not a big fan of making desserts.  It’s nearly impossible … Continue reading

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Practice What You Preach

When speaking to the French about their style of pizza, I’ve always been snobbish and probably annoying, yet honest.  It’s true that their pizza sauce, when there is any, doesn’t have the necessary Italian herbs and aromatics and that their crusts lack … Continue reading

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Posted in American, Cooking, Food and Wine, Italian, Main dishes, Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , , | 19 Comments

Fresh Sardine Fillets with Herbs

Workers have gutted my large upstairs bathroom for a complete renovation.  It gets on my nerves that construction dust covers the whole of my townhouse.  I drink coffee at the cafe for as long as possible, go shopping for things I don’t … Continue reading

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Posted in American, Appetizer, Cooking, fish, Food and Wine, Main dishes, Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , | 38 Comments

French Pork Belly Ribs

The new French Saveurs magazine is out and loaded with fabulous recipes for Autumn!  I didn’t know what to make first!  I’ll be cooking this “book” and am very excited about their showcasing of meats to “mijoter”  or slow simmer/roast. … Continue reading

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Posted in Asian, Cooking, Food and Wine, French, Main dishes, Recipes, Salad, side dish | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 25 Comments

Autumn Leaves

The autumn leaves in France don’t have that brash, unrealistic, American defiance of death look.  That “we’ll be back!” shout of color found mostly on the east coast of the United States.  I love the season and am vaguely sorry I’m … Continue reading

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Fresh Coco Bean Chili for Babies

When I shared my enchiladas with Toutoune and Willy, after the initial “spicy” shock, Toutoune said how much she liked another Mexican food, Chili con Carne.  Now people, everyone’s French palate was stunned by my “enchiladas for babies” and Toutoune has … Continue reading

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French Fried Red Mullet

What I really wanted was yellow cornmeal coated cat or buffalo fish fried by my father. But my father died many years ago, there’s no yellow cornmeal in the French supermarkets that I know of and my ‘monger would certainly sneer if I … Continue reading

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