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Braised Curried Oxtails with Orzo

I mentioned to a friend in France that I was looking for a good quality cover for our feather bed.  There was an awkward pause, and then she asked why I would need a cover, other than the one that … Continue reading

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Hot Italian Sausage Soup

  Frightened to drive in the snow and ice, I’ve been staying close to home cooking from the freezer and listening to music.  This is one of my favorite Ray Charles’ videos, featuring Billy Preston on the organ. My husband … Continue reading

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Australian Lamb with Herbs and Pasta

  Our American children spent most of their childhood and adolescence traveling and living in foreign countries.   Their tastes have always been sophisticated because, other than the occasional “boite” of Spaghetti-Os, they ate what we ate and were taught … Continue reading

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Fresh Tagliatelle with Mushroom Sauce

The renovation of the Farmers’ Market is finally complete!  Such a relief for me and my coffee buddies because that means that the market door is again just a few feet from our table 🙂  The temporary market, located on … Continue reading

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Pappardelle avec Petit Pois

Inspiration for the pasta with peas came from Saveurs magazine.  The recipe was a little crazy because the title was Pappardelle with peas and mint but there wasn’t any mint in the recipe however there was basil.  Peu import, as they … Continue reading

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Hotter Than July

We seem to be caught in a horrible French canicule or  heat wave, with temperatures as high as 101 F.  I hate that.  Unfortunately, I challenged M. Parret to a national day cook-off beginning with the 4th of July at … Continue reading

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Old School

Among the things I could make when I got married; meatloaf, potato salad, spaghetti and meatballs, baked chicken, beef stew, chili and enchiladas.  When I had guests coming that hadn’t been recently and I wanted to go all foreign and … Continue reading

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