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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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Chicken, Beef or Pork

I haven’t blogged in a while because I was uninspired, bored with food choices and grossed out by the texture, taste and size of our meat products; both the chicken and pork most times have a sponginess in the flesh … 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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Duck Magret with Mushrooms and Pears

The United States has a food magazine publication called Saveur and France has one called Saveurs.  The advantage of the French publication is that the recipes and articles are seasonal, therefore the ingredients are always available in the produce, meat … Continue reading

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Smoked Turkey Tails

When living in landlocked Niger we would often load up the car for a day’s journey down unpaved roads to the coast in Lome, Togo.  Because of the roads, the going was slow and sometimes we’d stop to stretch our … Continue reading

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