Category Archives: Food and Wine

Herb Crusted Echine de Porc with Romanesco

I like this French cut of echine for both pork steaks and roasts.  My favorite recipe for this is when it is coated with herbs and roasted with prune stuffed apples, whole garlic heads and onions. When the roast is … Continue reading

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La Magie de Trotoux

France has wonderful tasting and textured, farm raised turkeys.  Before we left for France, I promised my husband that I would make a full Thanksgiving meal and invite some of our friends so that they could experience the food and … Continue reading

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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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