Category Archives: French

Now That’s Better!

I can’t remember a time when my mother, and I afterward, couldn’t find those small, inexpensive jars of fish roe in the supermarkets; firm tiny red or black roe, larger salmon roe.  The roe was served for special occasions at … Continue reading

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New Zealand Lamb Shanks

New Zealand, baby!  Veal and lamb is rare in our town and I’ve never found the shank or “souris” of either here.  As far as New Zealand lamb goes, I believe I found some chops in Scranton labeled New Zealand … Continue reading

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Duck Breast Aquitaine

This recipe from the Aquitaine region of France is one of my favorites, perfectly blending the flavors of vanilla, balsamic velours/glaze, apples and butter sauteed onions with duck breast.  This enormous duck comes from the preferred duck breed in the … Continue reading

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Duck Legs with Roasted Fennel, Carrots, Onions and Potatoes

My husband asked me to bring his camera out to our stream the other day.  When I got there, there was a handsome drake and a hen with her ducklings!  And just like that, it reminded me that we had … Continue reading

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Cuisses de Grenouille

My father and his beer buddies used to capture live frogs to bring home for frogs’ legs parties.  Sometimes these were served with rabbit stew and cornbread.  The frog legs were such a treat for the children of the family.  … Continue reading

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Attitude Readjustment

Having lost our joy because we realized that we are probably not going to France this autumn because 1) we might be barred from France, because we’d be coming from a country with the most lackadaisical, irresponsible and dangerous response … Continue reading

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Lapin a la Moutarde

This rabbit, from The Butcher Shoppe in Lake Pocono was imported from Montreal and you just knew that the French were involved in some way because the important inner organs came with.  However, for good or bad,  you also could … Continue reading

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Guinea Fowl and Mushroom Ragout

“Thanks God!” as my friend Magdalene says.  I’ve found a wonderful butcher shop about an hour away from Honesdale that can and will provide me with the joy and enthusiasm for cooking and blogging in the U.S. which has been … Continue reading

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Herb Crusted Echine de Porc with Romanesco

I like this French cut of echine for both pork steaks and roasts.  My favorite recipe for this is when it is coated with herbs and roasted with prune stuffed apples, whole garlic heads and onions. When the roast is … Continue reading

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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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