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Adventures of an American cooking, eating and living in France

Recipes

Seared Duck Breast with Mirabelle Plum Glaze

Seared Duck Breast with Mirabelle Plum Glaze

One of the cool things about living abroad is having access to foods you don’t normally have access to in your home country. Take for example plums. Here in France, there are two types of plums that simply aren’t available in the U.S. They are […]

This Roasted Tomato Soup with Bacon is oh so yummy

This Roasted Tomato Soup with Bacon is oh so yummy

It’s officially tomato season and I’m back with another soup! This time it’s a warm roasted tomato soup with bacon. MMMMM…. We’re picking loads of tomatoes from our garden, and last weekend I harvested ten gorgeous ones (to add to the two I still had […]

This roasted ratatouille will knock your socks off!

This roasted ratatouille will knock your socks off!

It’s summertime, which in France (and elsewhere) means that the awesome summer veggies are arriving just in time to make a delicious ratatouille! I’m talking scrumptious eggplant, zesty zucchini, and pungent peppers. They are bountiful, and it’s no wonder that ratatouille is considered one of […]

Chilled cucumber soup hits the spot on a hot summer day

Chilled cucumber soup hits the spot on a hot summer day

We’ve got a heat wave going on here in western France right now, and we’ve been looking for easy ways to cool off, including eating half a gallon of ice cream and/or sorbet in a single sitting. Because of the heat, I’ve been on a […]

Cool down with Chilled Carrot Soup

Cool down with Chilled Carrot Soup

It’s nearly summer, and the weather has definitely started to get warm in France (though, to be fair Western France’s weather is highly erratic; one day it’s 80 F, the next it’s 65 F.) Due to a recent mix-up in my shopping list, I had […]

Easy & Delicious Glazed Duck Breasts

Easy & Delicious Glazed Duck Breasts

One of the meats that is readily and inexpensively available in France is duck breast. Where in the U.S. I may have bought a single duck breast for about $10 – $15, here in France I can usually get two for that same price, and […]