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Christmas Day

The above meal was the first Christmas dinner ever, made by my children and spouse in Honesdale, PA.  Gorgeous feast!  Photo taken by our son with his iPhone.  Of course I’m still in France.  We won’t discuss the unfinished bathroom. … Continue reading

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Green Lentil Stew with Chourico Mouro

One advantage of buying staples that you don’t have any immediate use for is that one day when you can’t be bothered to go to the store and you need to empty the freezer and refrigerator of dated items, there are … Continue reading

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Soupe aux Pois Jaune

I’ve always been fascinated with French Canadian cuisine.  In fact I have a cookbook somewhere from the famous Au Pied de Cochon restaurant in Montreal.  I’ve never been to Montreal but it’s on my list.  In the meantime, in would … 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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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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Don’t Go in the Kitchen

I set my scarf on fire while browning veal.  I looked down and there was a ball of fire on my chest!  It was funny, in a kind of sitcom way, but not.  I told my son about it and … Continue reading

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Practice What You Preach

When speaking to the French about their style of pizza, I’ve always been snobbish and probably annoying, yet honest.  It’s true that their pizza sauce, when there is any, doesn’t have the necessary Italian herbs and aromatics and that their crusts lack … Continue reading

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