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About cookinginsens

An American living in Burgundy, France

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

  With our eyes wide shut, in the name of normalcy, we tolerate the theft of our democracy by the modern robber barons and carpetbaggers, led by a racist, misogynistic clown, most likely in the pay of/blackmailed by an enemy … Continue reading

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Pho-less in Rural Pennsylvania

We took our daughter back to college yesterday and picked up her Lexus she received for Christmas, that has been waiting at the Toyota dealer in the school’s town.  Okay, it was a 2004 Lexus, but hey, we didn’t even … Continue reading

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Coddiwomple

Our friend and neighbor Skip, retired from his job at the local newspaper and too old to join the Navy, has decided to see the world his way and in his own time.  He’ll leave our borders for Canada, then … Continue reading

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Roasted Lamb Souvlaki with Butter Bean Soup

As children we all hated lima beans.  My mother didn’t so we ate them, unenthusiastically to be sure, but we ate them.  Democracy ended at the dinner table and crazed protesters where ejected or worse.  However everyone loved butter beans boiled … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2017

We’re invited over to a neighbor’s tonight at 10:00 p.m. for a New Year’s celebration.  Our refrigerator is choked with leftover odds and ends.  I’ll be cooking again tomorrow, a boneless lamb roast from New Zealand, and thought I could make a … Continue reading

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Christmas 2016

We had Christmas on Christmas Eve this year because the weather is threatening the day after Christmas and we wanted our son to be back home in Maryland by that time.  His visit was quite short, Friday-Sunday, but we managed to … Continue reading

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Hot Italian Sausage Soup

  Frightened to drive in the snow and ice, I’ve been staying close to home cooking from the freezer and listening to music.  This is one of my favorite Ray Charles’ videos, featuring Billy Preston on the organ. My husband … Continue reading

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