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Salade Paysanne

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Before meeting my first French boyfriend in New York, the idea of having a salad as a main meal never even crossed my mind. I’ve since changed, of course, and even my children expect to be fed salad for dinner

Posted in Food, La Cuisine (The Kitchen), La Famille (The Family), Soups, Sides & Salads, Tout le Reste (Everything else)

Jammin’

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I hung out with my Polish friends this weekend: Sunday in Rambouillet with Agnieszka, who told me that you can plant goji berries in France so you don’t have to pay an arm and a leg to get their health

Posted in Food, La Cuisine (The Kitchen), Tout le Reste (Everything else), Tutorials

French Strawberry Tarte

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It’s strawberry season! We picked a nice little harvest today – enough for a strawberry tarte and some to set aside for jam. This bunch is going to need sweetening since this season’s strawberries are not sweet at all. The

Posted in Desserts, Food, La Cuisine (The Kitchen), Tout le Reste (Everything else)

Profiterole

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Hey – I know you people. Don’t think I don’t know you people. Enthusiasm for my salade niçoise recipe was at an all-time low. Why concern yourselves with salty fish when you can have … profiterole? What are profiteroles you

Posted in Desserts, Food, La Cuisine (The Kitchen), Tout le Reste (Everything else)

Salade Niçoise

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It’s the small things in life, you know, that color our world. This morning as I was driving through the countryside to get to the supermarket, the fields were bathed in fog and the only thing that pierced the grey

Posted in Food, La Cuisine (The Kitchen), Le Jardin (The Garden), Soups, Sides & Salads, Tout le Reste (Everything else)

Endives in Béchamel

Endives in Béchamel

Well lookie here … another recipe fresh off the heels of the ratatouille. I should mention that I kind of have something in the works to split my blog into two parts so that those who are just interested in the

Posted in Food, La Cuisine (The Kitchen), Main Dishes, Tout le Reste (Everything else)

Ratatouille Is Comfort Food

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I’ve been a bit out of the loop on blog visits this past week because my sister was here. My children held her hostage. Getting sucked into the world of Downton Abbey might also have had something to do with

Posted in Food, La Cuisine (The Kitchen), Soups, Sides & Salads, Tout le Reste (Everything else), Vegetarian

Peanut Butter (Sugar-Free) Teff Cookies

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I’ve had some teff flour lying around (who doesn’t?) so I looked online for some recipes that called for this rather exotic flour. I stumbled upon several peanut butter teff cookie recipes, and I thought – hey, it doesn’t get

Posted in Desserts, Food, La Cuisine (The Kitchen), Tout le Reste (Everything else)

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