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About cookinginsens

An American living in Burgundy, France

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Along with the weather, things are heating up here in Honesdale!  It’s always the not-quite -so-apparent things that can fall through the cracks when you’re backing out of one house to go to the other and we’re making our lists … Continue reading

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Creole Chinese Baby Back Ribs

Baby Jesus knows where I got these ribs 😀  They were in the freezer and I try to avoid looking at the label which could affect my morale and enthusiasm. I rubbed the ribs with either Emeril’s essence or my … Continue reading

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Roasted Rack of Lamb with Squash

Like the ubiquitous Angus beef, Australian lamb seems to be the new heart throb in our neck of the woods.  It’s everywhere, real expensive and doesn’t compare to the flavor of New Zealand lamb.  However, at least our meat suppliers … Continue reading

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Gardening

One of the reasons I’m still not in France is because I needed to wait until winter finished to do my Spring gardening.  I’ve been listening for years to those of you who are both proficient and interested in gardening, … Continue reading

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Leave the Head On

I’m starting to understand the French fuss about buying poultry with head, feet and a patch of feathers.  It’s similar to why they seem to prefer to buy their rabbit with head.  I imagine it’s so they can rest assured that they … Continue reading

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Easter 2017

Finally getting around to this.  I’ve been a little busy preparing to close down the house here in Honesdale, while dealing with the day to day.  Anyway. In the Sahel of West Africa (Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso, Senegal), the women prepare … Continue reading

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Third Culture Kids

Our son Brian was born in California, raised in West Africa, schooled in Switzerland, England and France.  He is what is called a third culture kid.  Books have been written about these children if you’re interested. For instance, our son … Continue reading

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