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Caramelized Fig Tarte Tatin

It’s fig season and my friend Veronique gave me a load of figs from her neighbor’s tree.  So many things to make with figs; magret carnard, pork roasts, etc. Although my husband was not enthusiastic about my proposed fig tarte,  … Continue reading

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Ignominy of Defeat

During the ridiculous war between Ethiopia and Eritrea, our son and I were evacuated to Ireland.  We lived in the Dublin Blackrock neighborhood,  he attending the French Lycee in Blackrock while I worked at the American Embassy.  The Embassy was … Continue reading

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I Disrespected the Yeast

There are a few things that I successfully bake from time to time to please and shock the family; gingerbread, peach cobbler and cinnamon roll cupcakes. I had sort of a bad day yesterday; de-snowing/icing the car, running up and … Continue reading

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Peach Cobbler

My husband, in general, is a good man.  Anyway, for 41 years he’s been a good friend, husband and companion.  He doesn’t talk much but has the grace and patience to look interested when I’m talking 🙂  He has sent … Continue reading

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His Tree, His Pie

Think of the 41 years of deprivation my husband has endured because he, one who eats dessert for breakfast, married one of the few people in the world who does not love nor make dessert unless company is coming and/or … Continue reading

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Les Cerises de Pascal

Pascal is a maraîcher or truck gardener, mainly supplying lettuce and cabbage to the sellers in the farmers’ market and local supermarkets.  I think of him as the lettuce man and he is also the petit chouchou of my friend … Continue reading

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Easter 2017

Finally getting around to this.  I’ve been a little busy preparing to close down the house here in Honesdale, while dealing with the day to day.  Anyway. In the Sahel of West Africa (Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso, Senegal), the women prepare … Continue reading

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