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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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Pork Rib Roast with Apples and Potatoes

My husband took a break from retirement avoidance and came home for a week.  It was nice to have the whole family in town for Sunday lunch. A few days before, my son and I were discussing cooking with fruit. … Continue reading

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Tajine de Sanglier

It’s the gibier (wild game) season here in France and when M. Parret came to me with a portion of wild boar fillet, I knew he was hungry.  Since the operation on his second knee, his appetite hasn’t been what … Continue reading

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Autumn Leaves

The autumn leaves in France don’t have that brash, unrealistic, American defiance of death look.  That “we’ll be back!” shout of color found mostly on the east coast of the United States.  I love the season and am vaguely sorry I’m … Continue reading

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Mirabelle Ice Cream

After M. Parret and I scraped the bottom of the peach ice cream container, we agreed that it tasted like MORE. Although M.Parret had some “vine peaches” in his garden, they weren’t ripe yet and we didn’t want to wait 🙂 … Continue reading

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Romancing the Pork Belly

Thinking of pork belly sandwiches with bottom of the pan relish, I cruised by the butcher/traiteur, Trotoux.  Unfortunately, he didn’t have any suitable pork bellies 😦 My second option was to go over to LeClerc, the supermarket that has okay … Continue reading

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On Mange des Fruits

So many good things in the market these days, and many we haven’t tried yet.  We’ve tried red currants before and pretty much just use them for decoration.  But this is the first time we’ve seen the peach colored and … Continue reading

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