Category Archives: Cheese

Mont d’Or

Mont d’or is a rich, unctuous cheese that is heated in the oven in it’s box until melted and bubbly.  Like it’s cousins, fondu and raclette, it’s eaten with baguette, cornichons, charcuterie and sometimes small, boiled potatoes.  If you’d like … Continue reading

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Chard, Cheese and Sausage Pie

I found this great idea for my contribution to our weekly friendship Sunday breakfast at the blog called I Breathe, I’m Hungry   Unfortunately, I neglected my own advice; read the recipe but think about what your results will likely be. … Continue reading

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Indochine

In the early nineteenth century when the French referred to Indochine or what is now known as Southeast Asia, they were referring to Asian lands historically within the cultural influence of India.  It took me a long time to find … Continue reading

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San Andreas Kiri Cheesecake

When things go wrong with recipes that involve meats and vegetables, there is usually ample room to successfully adjust and substitute.  Not so with desserts!  That’s one of the reasons I’m not a big fan of making desserts.  It’s nearly impossible … Continue reading

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Fried Chicken, Macaroni and Cheese

We invited Le Parret over for a casual lunch of chicken, macaroni and cheese.  You should have seen the effort he made to remain polite when he saw me frying the chicken, distaste written all over his face.  When I put … Continue reading

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M. Parret’s Pork Roast

I was doing so much whining about the flavor and quality of food in the U.S. that I thought that maybe I was exaggerating.  No, I was right 🙂  There is more “natural” flavor in the meat, vegetables, eggs and especially … Continue reading

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Cheesy Cube Steak with Egg

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Artichoke with Brie de Meaux Sauce

I saw a woman at the vegetable stand buying two large,  purple, globe artichokes. Because I had never cooked a purple globe artichoke, I asked her how she planned to prepare it.  She replied, “You have to cook them.”  Sotto … Continue reading

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Canard Sauvage

I think the French could take lessons from the Americans on how to verbally abuse others who have been rude or are acting in an uncivilized manner.  While we were at the train station in Strasbourg, my husband needed to … Continue reading

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Too Old to Travel

My first time overseas was in Haiti and I was “brand new”, 24 years old.  Everything was so exciting and interesting; babies on the back,  trays of fruit balanced on heads, a different culture and language.  You could say I was … Continue reading

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