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Easter 2017

Finally getting around to this.  I’ve been a little busy preparing to close down the house here in Honesdale, while dealing with the day to day.  Anyway. In the Sahel of West Africa (Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso, Senegal), the women prepare … 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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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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Artichoke and Squash Roast

Hard-to-concentrate.  France-coming-soon 😀

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Pork Belly Surprise

Knowing that Jacques of Le Litteraire would be closing up and going off for vacation for 2 weeks, I asked him to have the butchers at the slaughter house cut me a few slabs of American ribs like the last … Continue reading

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Chicken Thighs with Herb Roasted Vegetables

I love roasting vegetables because well, they’re so roast-able. There seems to be so much more depth or intensity in the flavor of a roasted vegetable.  Sure the herbs and garlic help but still, I wouldn’t say no to plain … Continue reading

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A Little Chicken

Every time we pack and unpack our stuff, we swear that we will not buy anything else and that we will get rid of some of the indecent amount of stuff that we have.  We have lied to ourselves for … Continue reading

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Eating French

We were first invited to a meal with the French in Niger, probably about 1984-85.   We had become friends with several French firemen, policemen and their spouses through our horseback riding club.  Quite an adventurous group; they would organize … Continue reading

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The Grilling of the Salmon

Well, one of the “grill boys” came back and fixed my gas grill.   I bought a lovely piece of salmon for the occasion. Along with this, I decided to go for a roast of parsnips, mushrooms and cute little French … Continue reading

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Basque Pork Roast with Vegetables

I found this Basque palette de porc on sale in the supermarket.   The palette de porc (little cured pork roast, like a small ham) that I usually see is enrobed in a Alsatian sauce of mustard and called “deviled”. … Continue reading

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