Tag Archives: French

Vide Frigidaire Ratatouille

It’s so hot!  While the heat doesn’t seem to stop me from shopping, I seem to run out of steam when it’s time to get in front of the stove/oven/grill.  Also there’s a fabulous, new, Japanese restaurant in town and other … Continue reading

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Chez le ‘Monger

We’ve been craving tarbouriech oysters but alas my fishmonger says it’s not the season and if you buy them now, they’re white and poisonous looking inside.  Bleah! In any case, although there’s no “r” in July, we booked an outdoor … Continue reading

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It’s Too Darn Hot

This annoying and persistent French heat wave is adversely affecting both our appetites and attitudes!  Normally summer weather in Sens consists of moderately warm days and not more than 3-4 days of beastly weather.  I believe we’re now in the 3rd … Continue reading

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Grilled Lamb with Fresh Beans

This is one of my favorite “I really can’t be bothered” ways to cook a leg of lamb and it’s perfection each time!  It makes me feel magical :D You just take a leg of lamb (New Zealand or whatever … Continue reading

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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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Sandwich Jambon a l’os

There is nothing so good as a sandwich, no matter the filling, made with a fresh, crusty baguette.  I filled today’s sandwiches with watercress, heirloom tomatoes, mayonnaise and jambon a l’os or ham cooked on the bone. Ham on the … Continue reading

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Les Bouchots

Jade and I pined for fresh fish and seafood when in the States.  I particularly missed fresh oysters (Gillardeau and Tarbouriech) and fresh mussels(Bouchots).  These smaller, delicate mussels are perfect with a variety of sauces.  Today I decided to go … Continue reading

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