Monthly Archives: November 2019

Pork Belly with German Cabbage

Our experience has been that domesticated pork, no matter in what country we’ve eaten it, manages to maintain some taste of its wild, Eurasian boar origins.  The exception seems to be found in American pork, which is tasteless and lately … Continue reading

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Pork Steak with Mashed Potatoes and Onion Gravy

My husband likes gravy.  It’s odd in a way because I know his mother didn’t make gravy, but would offer pan drippings from roasted meat that my husband would call gravy until I rudely sneered(not when she was there), made … Continue reading

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Mont d’Or

Mont d’or is a rich, unctuous cheese that is heated in the oven in it’s box until melted and bubbly.  Like it’s cousins, fondu and raclette, it’s eaten with baguette, cornichons, charcuterie and sometimes small, boiled potatoes.  If you’d like … Continue reading

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Salmon and Udon Noodle Dashi Soup

Wandering around the Courtenay, France farmers’ market on Thursday, I stumbled upon two packages of fresh udon noodles!  Not available in Sens, this was quite the find.  I started cooking in my head and couldn’t wait to get home!  I … Continue reading

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Fried Green Tomatoes with Salsa

For the first time I saw green tomatoes in the Sens farmers’ market!  When I started to look a them, the helpful stall owner told me how they should be prepared; as a kind of spiced and pickled relish in … Continue reading

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Les Moules

I don’t know how I forgot about this meal and the pictures for the blog.  That was the first time I’ve made mussels since I returned and our M. Parret was with us.  I only remembered when we were having … Continue reading

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Asian Oxtails with Vietnamese Noodles and Turnips

I’m never shocked at the price of oxtails in France.  The French have always considered them to be more than worthy as a meal.  I’m always shocked at the prices in the U.S. because when I was a child, my … Continue reading

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