Category Archives: Main dishes

Chicken Elbows and Turnips

“Chicken elbows and turnips”, sounds so southern 🙂  There were nice turnips in the market, including golden or yellow turnips.  Looked great to me! I sauteed some shallots in butter before browning the turnips and adding bay leaf and  chicken … Continue reading

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Coco de Paimpol Bean Chili

It’s the season for fresh beans in France.   The most famous of these are Coco de Paimpol and also my favorite.  In order to take full advantage of the season, this is my 3rd dish I have made with these … Continue reading

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Pintade Tajine with Aubergines and Figs

The French Nov-Dec 2019 Saveurs magazine includes several recipes inspired by Mahgrebian tajines.  The one prepared with guinea fowl, eggplant, figs and Moroccan spices inspired me! My usual source in the market that specializes in poultry products, unusually, didn’t have … Continue reading

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Bovine

Bovine in France are beef meat cattle, grass fed with no special pedigree.  It’s many times on sale and is good tasting, cheaper than the pedigree beef and not extraordinarily tough.  It reminds me of our beef before industrialization of … Continue reading

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Grilled Toulouse Sausages with Cabbage

We’ve been back in France since the 18th of September and plan to stay until December 18th.  This is my first blog since returning because we have been busy straightening the house but mostly bingeing on food and drink at … Continue reading

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Spinach Cobb Salad

This is my breakfast salad, prepared for today’s Sunday coffee get together.  Baby spinach on the bottom, topped with red onion, boiled eggs, sliced mushrooms, crispy bacon, with a Dijon mustard vinaigrette served on the side. I love this bowl!  … Continue reading

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Topinambour with Braised Flanken Ribs

Topinambour or Jerusalem artichokes or sun chokes are a delicious alternative to potatoes.  I poached this recipe idea from Jamie Oliver, although I did increase the simmering time. I purchased these beauties from an actual farmer at one of the … Continue reading

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