Category Archives: Cheese

Fried Chicken, Macaroni and Cheese

We invited Le Parret over for a casual lunch of chicken, macaroni and cheese.  You should have seen the effort he made to remain polite when he saw me frying the chicken, distaste written all over his face.  When I put … Continue reading

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M. Parret’s Pork Roast

I was doing so much whining about the flavor and quality of food in the U.S. that I thought that maybe I was exaggerating.  No, I was right :)  There is more “natural” flavor in the meat, vegetables, eggs and especially … Continue reading

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Cheesy Cube Steak with Egg

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Artichoke with Brie de Meaux Sauce

I saw a woman at the vegetable stand buying two large,  purple, globe artichokes. Because I had never cooked a purple globe artichoke, I asked her how she planned to prepare it.  She replied, “You have to cook them.”  Sotto … Continue reading

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Canard Sauvage

I think the French could take lessons from the Americans on how to verbally abuse others who have been rude or are acting in an uncivilized manner.  While we were at the train station in Strasbourg, my husband needed to … Continue reading

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Too Old to Travel

My first time overseas was in Haiti and I was “brand new”, 24 years old.  Everything was so exciting and interesting; babies on the back,  trays of fruit balanced on heads, a different culture and language.  You could say I was … Continue reading

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Boudin Noir with Garden Potatoes

Whenever we  come back to France after being in a cuisine challenged country, we want everything and I tend to get into freezer and refrigerator trouble.  This is especially dangerous in the summer when there are so many vegetables and … Continue reading

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