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Fish Mongery

The absolute first thing I wanted to do after my arrival was to go to Steve the fishmonger at L’Ambiance des Halles, and I did.  Although I’ve gotten off to a slow start; the weather was a horrendous 96 F … 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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Vaguely Indian

I wanted to eat fresh peas.  Why?  Because it’s time and they’re in the market.  It’s always such a quandary; should I eat them plain with just some lardons and shallots? A carbonara with lardons, fresh pasta and cream?  Lamb … Continue reading

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Les Bonnottes de Noirmoutier

A few days ago I was at someone’s house and accidentally looked at French TV.  There was a news special about France’s most expensive potato at 6.50 Euro per kilo,  Les Bonnottes de Noirmoutier.  They only cultivate 100 tons per year. Okay, … Continue reading

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Ti Pwa Lardons

When I was in Haiti in the 80s, I remember a Haitian Creole song on the radio that praised petit pois or fresh peas.  It was about peas served with something but I have forgotten the song lyrics.  Too bad. … Continue reading

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Rosemary Roasted Chicken and Fresh Petit Pois Lardons

Today is French Mother’s Day and they are offering free rosebuds to mothers at a number of the businesses that are open today.  Interestingly, on this Sunday, the jewelry shop is open, as are the chocolate and flower shops.  No … Continue reading

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Tagliatelle with Bacon and Peas

The “Game of Freezers” continues with this wonderful pasta made from frozen fresh tagliatelle, frozen peas and frozen bacon.  Still working on the freezer in the North(the house) and looking forward to the time I can press on to the … Continue reading

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