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Adventures of an American cooking, eating and living in France

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This mushroom soup is perfect for gloomy days

This mushroom soup is perfect for gloomy days

We’re now in early January, the time of year that starts about six weeks of wet, gloomy weather here in western France. It’s the kind of weather that makes you want to stay in bed all day. It’s the kind of weather that makes you […]

Thanksgiving in France

Thanksgiving in France

Being an American in France hasn’t stopped me from celebrating Thanksgiving, in fact, it’s done just the opposite. Instead of having to trek out to see family, as was often our custom in the States, we hosted our “French family,” essentially the key people who […]

Surimi Salad on Toast

Surimi Salad on Toast

A few weeks ago, we made homemade sushi, and I had some left over surimi that I had been putting in salads all week. Now, I’m from Baltimore, so there’s really no substitute for crab, but I’ve found it’s actually a highly versatile and flavorful […]

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 […]