Category Archives: American

Mushroom Soup Meatloaf

In the beginning before the newness had worn off our marriage, I continually tried to please my husband with food.  It wasn’t that hard because his mother’s food was more plentiful than interesting and her mother came from Ireland in … Continue reading

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Smoked Ham, Split Pea and Barley Soup

After a brief, unsuccessful stint as a branch of Food Mart, Dave’s Super Duper is back!  I imagine they lost quite a few customers because they ditched their butcher and signed on to Food Mart brand prepackaged meat, cheese and … Continue reading

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Sanglier Oven Braised in Cider

Last week Tonio, a neighbor, came to the house with a shoulder of wild boar, leg and hoof attached. Tonio:  One of my friends killed a boar and gave me this shoulder.  My wife and I don’t know how to … Continue reading

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Cooking in Sens Again

I’ve actually been in Sens since September 16th but I forgot my camera!  My darling husband thoughtfully mailed it to me and I received it a few days ago.  Barbecue! There were so many things I wanted to make that … Continue reading

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Giant Zucchini Stuffed with Chicken Curry

Our neighbor Jane gave me with an enormous, beautiful zucchini, vaguely intimidating but also challenging in a way I like 🙂 I remembered a blog post I wrote in Sens about stuffing small, round zucchini with chicken curry and remembered … Continue reading

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Braised Curried Oxtails with Orzo

I mentioned to a friend in France that I was looking for a good quality cover for our feather bed.  There was an awkward pause, and then she asked why I would need a cover, other than the one that … Continue reading

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Do You Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans?

One home leave we sublet an apartment in the New Orleans’ Garden district.  Foreign service home leave is intended as an opportunity for employees assigned overseas for two years to return to the United States and reacquaint themselves with the … Continue reading

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