Tag Archives: Basque

Bastille Day Celebration 2015

Sunday was M. Parret’s turn to host a celebration of his country’s national holiday, Bastille Day.  He wanted to have little French flags for his table like the American flags I had for July 4th but he searched all over town and … Continue reading

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Stuttgart Solitaire or Home Alone

I have never been a solitary drinker nor, for that matter, a solitary eater.  If there is no one to share a glass of wine with, I rarely drink wine.  My husband says, I think unfairly, that I just like … Continue reading

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Rachel Khoo’s Omelette Souffle with Basque Piperade

If you have ever questioned that old adage (which I have) “You get what you pay for”, here’s living proof that that is SO wrong!  At least some of the time.  I’m talking about my new Le Creuset skillet and Frugal’s … Continue reading

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Chicken with Sauce Piperade

A while ago, I made a piperade tart from the Basque region of France https://cookinginsens.wordpress.com/2011/07/14/bastille-day-piperade-tart/. Today, I made a piperade sauce for baked chicken, using the same vegetables that I used for the piperade, but cooking them longer and adding a … Continue reading

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Bastille Day Piperade Tart

Today, 14th of July, is France’s national day and is the equivalent of our 4th of July. They celebrate with picnics, parades and fireworks.   I understand that some of the French are also trying to barbecue on that day 😉 Piperade … Continue reading

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Basque Pork Roast with Vegetables

I found this Basque palette de porc on sale in the supermarket.   The palette de porc (little cured pork roast, like a small ham) that I usually see is enrobed in a Alsatian sauce of mustard and called “deviled”. … Continue reading

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