Category Archives: Main dishes

Lamb and Barley Soup

Here in Sens, the days are starting to heat up, although the mornings are still chilly.  I think, because of the heat, our lunchtime appetites have diminished and we are more willing to eat moderately after it starts to cool down, about … Continue reading

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Trifling

Whenever my husband and I are in France together, it’s as if we are on vacation, no matter what our real responsibilities are; registering the cars, going to the bank, fielding estimates for house renovation, replacing the gas bottle for … Continue reading

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Travers de Porc Laque

My husband and daughter are coming next week.  So excited.  They would probably like to eat ribs and potato salad.  So why did I make it today?  I don’t know.  I’m old :D  Anyway, I have more ribs in the … Continue reading

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Les Bouchots

Jade and I pined for fresh fish and seafood when in the States.  I particularly missed fresh oysters (Gillardeau and Tarbouriech) and fresh mussels(Bouchots).  These smaller, delicate mussels are perfect with a variety of sauces.  Today I decided to go … Continue reading

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Vaguely Indian

I wanted to eat fresh peas.  Why?  Because it’s time and they’re in the market.  It’s always such a quandary; should I eat them plain with just some lardons and shallots? A carbonara with lardons, fresh pasta and cream?  Lamb … Continue reading

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Chicken Thighs, Artichokes and Fava Beans

Fresh fava beans/broad beans/feve are in season now along with artichokes.  I was inspired by a recipe from Bon Appetit magazine featuring the artichokes and beans with chicken.  This looked like a job for red tajine! This recipe takes a … Continue reading

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Les Haricots

I saw a blog earlier about beans posted by Marinating Online that set off a chain of thought; the fresh beans that will be available in autumn, my mother’s Mexican chili beans, the paucity of pantry items. Rummaging around in the cabinets, … Continue reading

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