Category Archives: Food and Wine

Cuisses de Canard a L’Ail

I’ve been neglecting the ducks and I know they’ve felt it.  I don’t know what happened to me but could it be that I’ve been in a sort of  “dip” since I returned from the U.S.?  It feels as if my … Continue reading

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Trotoux Rotisserie Chicken

Another uncomfortably, hot Sunday :(   I bought a crispy, succulent, rotisserie chicken from Maison Trotoux and Le Parret made a salad of garden potatoes and green beans with Dijon mustard vinaigrette.  That with a glass or two of Petit Chablis … Continue reading

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Romancing the Pork Belly

Thinking of pork belly sandwiches with bottom of the pan relish, I cruised by the butcher/traiteur, Trotoux.  Unfortunately, he didn’t have any suitable pork bellies :( My second option was to go over to LeClerc, the supermarket that has okay … Continue reading

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Tamale Whatever

When we were kids, my parents would take us to visit cousins in Richmond, California.  The two things I remembered about these visits were the mosquitoes and the tamales.  The mosquitoes were enormous, science fiction mutants and after an hour … Continue reading

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Cassoule des Haricots

I met a little lady, like me, of a certain age at the Grand Frais the other day while searching fruitlessly for dried chilli peppers.  She was standing in front of some beautiful fresh, cranberry beans, feeling each bean in … Continue reading

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Two Dollar Chuck

My husband says that Trader Joe’s is advertising an affordable wine, supposedly drinkable, for only $2.  For those young professionals who crave the taste of wines aged in oak barrels, Joe’s offers the economical alternative of wine aged with oak chips.  Well! … Continue reading

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Vide Frigidaire Ratatouille

It’s so hot!  While the heat doesn’t seem to stop me from shopping, I seem to run out of steam when it’s time to get in front of the stove/oven/grill.  Also there’s a fabulous, new, Japanese restaurant in town and other … Continue reading

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