Category Archives: Cooking

Tajine Roasted Veal

Finally getting caught up getting my meals out of the camera and onto the blog.  Well yes, I’ve been spending a lot of time staring into Trotoux’s window, walking in and buying stuff. Of course I wanted this veal roast. I … Continue reading

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Veal Kidneys in Port Sauce

Something I really missed in the U.S. was “les abats” or the nasty bits.  Offal is so delicate that even if they had been available, I probably wouldn’t have bought any because I don’t trust industrial handling of them. These veal kidneys … Continue reading

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Cake

Everyone who has been following the blog for a while knows that I rarely make desserts and I never make cake.  There are two reasons for this:  1)  I don’t really like sweets,  2) Cake and pastry making is an exact … Continue reading

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Petit Sale with Puy Lentils

Someone gave M. Parret a good quality, smoked morteau sausage but he wasn’t quite sure how to prepare it.  I thought it would be a good idea to cook it in a casserole with lentils.  I took the above photo before the … Continue reading

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Regime

After several weeks of rampant excess, I suggested to my co-revellers that because we were going to have petit sale, a porky lentil dish, for lunch tomorrow that we should have a light dinner with refreshing glasses of water as … Continue reading

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Potage Frigidaire

I had 4 small, grumpy looking turnips in the refrigerator and thought it would be best to do something with them today.  How right I was because when I peeled and diced them, they had a sort of woody texture … Continue reading

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Les Bonnottes de Noirmoutier

A few days ago I was at someone’s house and accidentally looked at French TV.  There was a news special about France’s most expensive potato at 6.50 Euro per kilo,  Les Bonnottes de Noirmoutier.  They only cultivate 100 tons per year. Okay, … Continue reading

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