Category Archives: American

Chili Con Carne

Whenever I hear “chili con carne” I immediately picture a can of probably Hormel chili or a bowl of ketchup sweetened kidney beans on offer at a country diner.  Chili con carne originally meant Mexican spiced beans with meat, not … Continue reading

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Grilled Lamb with Fresh Beans

This is one of my favorite “I really can’t be bothered” ways to cook a leg of lamb and it’s perfection each time!  It makes me feel magical :D You just take a leg of lamb (New Zealand or whatever … Continue reading

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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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Lamb and Barley Soup

Here in Sens, the days are starting to heat up, although the mornings are still chilly.  I think, because of the heat, our lunchtime appetites have diminished and we are more willing to eat moderately after it starts to cool down, about … Continue reading

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Trifling

Whenever my husband and I are in France together, it’s as if we are on vacation, no matter what our real responsibilities are; registering the cars, going to the bank, fielding estimates for house renovation, replacing the gas bottle for … Continue reading

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Travers de Porc Laque

My husband and daughter are coming next week.  So excited.  They would probably like to eat ribs and potato salad.  So why did I make it today?  I don’t know.  I’m old :D  Anyway, I have more ribs in the … Continue reading

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Vaguely Indian

I wanted to eat fresh peas.  Why?  Because it’s time and they’re in the market.  It’s always such a quandary; should I eat them plain with just some lardons and shallots? A carbonara with lardons, fresh pasta and cream?  Lamb … Continue reading

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