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Fresh Borlotti Bean Blizzard Soup

According to the weathermen, we are in for an historic blizzard starting tonight.  The inhabitants of Boston and New York City are freaking out 😀 Not us!  In rural Pennsylvania, we laugh in the face of blizzards; ha, ha, ha, … Continue reading

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Foie Gras, Magret and Duck Legs Sorted

My husband and I were discussing the ban on foie gras in California and wondered if it was banned in other States.  What California actually banned was the gavage or force feeding of birds.  I don’t believe that you can … Continue reading

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The Regular Farmers’ Market

` The regular farmers’ market is in Scranton, a pleasant drive, about 25-30 minutes from Honesdale. It’s big and the vegetables plentiful, varied and pretty.  They have, wait for it, fresh borlotti beans! They call them cranberry beans and they seem … Continue reading

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Legumes Moches

I think it was Roger who mentioned the promotion of “ugly” vegetables and fruits in French grocery stores at a third of the price of “pretty” or regulation vegetables and fruits. I thought about this again after another dismal and … Continue reading

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Veal and Beans

Tomorrow a journalist from a local, regional newspaper, L’Yonne Republicaine, will come to interview me about my blog.  This is particularly gratifying because although I’ve known that I have quite a few French followers, my blog is in English and Google … Continue reading

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The Way My Mother Did It

I have an emotionally challenging week coming up and with all the stress of the big things, I seem to need to pile on petty, little, peevish, inconsequential irritants.  Like rice in burritos. I think by focusing on the “rice … Continue reading

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Georgian Inspired Romano Beans

Today I went to the farmers’ market with Babou.  She wanted to introduce me to her spice seller.  What a revelation!  I’ve noticed his tables before but because he has placed bottles of wine at the front table, I assumed … Continue reading

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