Category Archives: English

Monkey 47 – Gin and Sin

Monkey 47 gin comes from the Black Forest in Germany.  This gin was created by a retired British commander who settled in Germany’s Northern Black Forest.  Missing his favorite alcohol, he experimented and distilled a gin made from 47 different … 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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Smoked Salmon Pate

M. Parret showed me something interesting about butter; I had just bought a new batch of butter but had a small piece of leftover butter from the last batch still in the butter dish.   He pointed out that because … Continue reading

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Dacha on the Delaware

On Sunday we went to Vadim’s and Galina’s for a late lunch.  They have a beautiful European style country house whose living room picture window affords an uninterrupted view of the frozen Delaware river.  The gazebo next to the river … Continue reading

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Cullen Skink Chez Moi

The last 3 weeks have been horrendous and there doesn’t seem to be any end in sight.   I won’t/can’t tell you about it but my lovely husband has brought me home to Sens and will be joining me in … Continue reading

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Toulouse Sausages with Cranberry Chutney

Whether in London or Dublin on vacation, missing France, at some point we’d always turn up like a bad centime at the Cafe Rouge, a chain restaurant with a French theme. They serve cremant and correct French Bistro cuisine.  You … Continue reading

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Pork Loin Envy

Inspiration for this recipe comes from Virginia over at Our Growing Paynes who made a gorgeous looking pork loin, coating it with garlic mustard, red wine vinegar and olive oil.  I liked the sound of that and I just happened to … Continue reading

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