Category Archives: Fruit

Caramelized Fig Tarte Tatin

It’s fig season and my friend Veronique gave me a load of figs from her neighbor’s tree.  So many things to make with figs; magret carnard, pork roasts, etc. Although my husband was not enthusiastic about my proposed fig tarte,  … Continue reading

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Peach Cobbler

My husband, in general, is a good man.  Anyway, for 41 years he’s been a good friend, husband and companion.  He doesn’t talk much but has the grace and patience to look interested when I’m talking 🙂  He has sent … Continue reading

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Les Cerises de Pascal

Pascal is a maraîcher or truck gardener, mainly supplying lettuce and cabbage to the sellers in the farmers’ market and local supermarkets.  I think of him as the lettuce man and he is also the petit chouchou of my friend … Continue reading

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Succulent Pork Roast with Apples and Onions

I had to empty out my old, stainless steel refrigerator in preparation for the arrival of the new, white refrigerator.  Though tedious, it gave me a chance to find out exactly what I had in the freezer.  While most of the frozen … Continue reading

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Autumn Leaves

The autumn leaves in France don’t have that brash, unrealistic, American defiance of death look.  That “we’ll be back!” shout of color found mostly on the east coast of the United States.  I love the season and am vaguely sorry I’m … Continue reading

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Strawberry Ice Cream

Apparently, I’m not over the homemade ice cream craving and although the strawberry season is well over in France, I found some sweet strawberries from Belgium in the market. My Cuisinart ice cream making machine is so simple to use … Continue reading

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Mirabelle Ice Cream

After M. Parret and I scraped the bottom of the peach ice cream container, we agreed that it tasted like MORE. Although M.Parret had some “vine peaches” in his garden, they weren’t ripe yet and we didn’t want to wait 🙂 … Continue reading

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