Category Archives: Recipes

Regime

After several weeks of rampant excess, I suggested to my co-revellers that because we were going to have petit sale, a porky lentil dish, for lunch tomorrow that we should have a light dinner with refreshing glasses of water as … Continue reading

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Potage Frigidaire

I had 4 small, grumpy looking turnips in the refrigerator and thought it would be best to do something with them today.  How right I was because when I peeled and diced them, they had a sort of woody texture … Continue reading

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Les Bonnottes de Noirmoutier

A few days ago I was at someone’s house and accidentally looked at French TV.  There was a news special about France’s most expensive potato at 6.50 Euro per kilo,  Les Bonnottes de Noirmoutier.  They only cultivate 100 tons per year. Okay, … Continue reading

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Cassoulet Portuguese

This is not really a Portuguese cassoulet or, maybe it is.  I don’t really know, I just made it up because I wanted to make something for my neighbor Tonio to thank him for all the help he has provided … Continue reading

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Rabbit with Lardons, Mustard and Mushrooms

It’s such a hoot to be back in France!  When I bought this bunny rabbit at Maison Trotoux, he asked me 3 times if I wanted the head cut off and included in the package.  I told him 3 times, … Continue reading

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Louisiana Crawfish

One of the many reasons that we adore Vadim and Galina is that they like food; to eat, to discuss and to prepare.  Since winter Vadim has been waiting for the crawfish in Lousiania to mature so that we could … Continue reading

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Grilled Aussie Lamb Rack with Turnip Puree

At one point, they were having a run on Australian lamb at Wegman’s and of course I grabbed more than I could use immediately.  Good thing too because there is none to be found nowadays anywhere!  They do have some … Continue reading

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