Category Archives: French

Pot au Feu Broth

I think I’m losing my enthusiasm for cooking and perhaps for blogging  :(   Maybe I’ll stop now and teach myself to play the accordion or something. What am I saying?!  Spring is coming and so is France.  Healed!  Maybe it’s … Continue reading

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Rabbit Tajine

Super day today!  I had some lovely rabbit that I picked up from Quails R Us.  The weather was a little warmer also; 38F(3C).  Sultry :) These are nice, meaty, perfectly cleaned rabbits, heads off.  The people at Quails know … Continue reading

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Roquette Pesto Fettuccine with Normal Duck Breast

So, so glad to have found the Hudson Valley duck farm!  Cooking with familiar, quality products makes for an enthusiastic, creative and happy time in the kitchen :) What I really wanted for this pasta dish was fresh pappardelle, but … Continue reading

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Foie Gras, Magret and Duck Legs Sorted

My husband and I were discussing the ban on foie gras in California and wondered if it was banned in other States.  What California actually banned was the gavage or force feeding of birds.  I don’t believe that you can … Continue reading

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Long Island Duck Breasts a l’Aquitaine

Bitterly, I recall the many times I blithely suggested that the poor, disadvantaged food bloggers, with no access to lardon, use bacon. What a supercilious jerk I was!  Penitent in Pennsylvania, I hopelessly trawled the meat bins at Wegmans.  I unenthusiastically  considered … Continue reading

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The Camera Battery Situation

Okay, long story short, I packed my battery charger in the airfreight.  When I took these pictures I had one black, blinking block showing on the camera.  Lord have mercy!  It’s not fun to take pictures when you’re stressing over … Continue reading

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Fame

Small towns are wonderful!  Move to one and you’re sure to get your “15 minutes of fame.” On Monday I was interviewed by Olivier Richard, a courteous and clever journalist for our regional newspaper L’Yonne Republicaine.  By Wednesday morning, my … Continue reading

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