Tag Archives: French

Cuisses de Grenouille

My father and his beer buddies used to capture live frogs to bring home for frogs’ legs parties.  Sometimes these were served with rabbit stew and cornbread.  The frog legs were such a treat for the children of the family.  … Continue reading

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Lapin a la Moutarde

This rabbit, from The Butcher Shoppe in Lake Pocono was imported from Montreal and you just knew that the French were involved in some way because the important inner organs came with.  However, for good or bad,  you also could … Continue reading

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Mont d’Or

Mont d’or is a rich, unctuous cheese that is heated in the oven in it’s box until melted and bubbly.  Like it’s cousins, fondu and raclette, it’s eaten with baguette, cornichons, charcuterie and sometimes small, boiled potatoes.  If you’d like … Continue reading

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Les Moules

I don’t know how I forgot about this meal and the pictures for the blog.  That was the first time I’ve made mussels since I returned and our M. Parret was with us.  I only remembered when we were having … Continue reading

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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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Away From the Ray Too Long

I have really missed fresh fish and plan to eat a lot while I’m here.  Although the mussels and oysters were calling my name, I decided to start with ailes de raie(skate/sting ray wings).  I like the texture and flavor … Continue reading

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Hearty French Goulash

This is a good, simple winter recipe that I found in the French Saveurs magazine.  It was just what was needed with the drizzly, miserable weather we were having. I love this pot and although I have another like it … Continue reading

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Mushroom Quiche

It’s such a shame that the harvests of wine grapes, mushrooms and truffles were adversely affected by both drought and unseasonable heavy rains.  Normally, the autumn market stands are overflowing with an unbelievable variety of mushrooms.  Really.  One is almost … Continue reading

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Thai Curried Sea Bream

I guess I’m “cooking the book” because there are so many interesting recipes in the Saveurs magazine that I MUST try them while I can get the ingredients.  I chose a whole sea bream or daurade at L’Ambiance des Halles … Continue reading

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French Snack

While waiting for my sea bream to be cleaned and filleted at L’Ambiance des Halles, we started talking about caviar and how expensive it is.  One of the ‘mongers suggested that I try a coffret of Kaviari with 2 small … Continue reading

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