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Katie Zeller
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I'm a US expat - living & cooking in France
I'm a US expat - living & cooking in France

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In the spring garden I have lettuce, spinach, radishes and chard. In the summer garden I have tomatoes, green beans, summer squash, onions, sweet corn and chard. In the fall garden I have tomatoes, winter squash and…. chard. The sweet corn is only around…

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We had a short, violent storm two nights ago. After three hot, hot days, the sky got very black just before sunset. Suddenly a strong wind came up and we ran around the house closing the windows that we had just opened to let some cooler air in. It blew…

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I do love alliteration! I also love beans. I just never thought of putting them in the bread before…. Why not? Kelly, of A Messy Kitchen, and our host kitchen for the month, thought it was a great idea. So did the Babes….. Velvety Bean Bread was a hit…

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This is the chicken that I made to go with the Couscous Salad. Actually, it was the other way around….. I came up with the chicken idea and wanted something fun to go with it. We were very happy with both. I use chicken thighs and legs, but any cut-up…

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Couscous is very traditional Moroccan food. Whether or not they ever turn it into a salad I have no idea, but, as hot as it gets there, they should. I made this to go with a Moroccan Grilled Chicken – that recipe will be next. As usual, if you want it…

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We got back from Italy on Tuesday – but more about that later….. First: Le Tour de France One of the reasons we came home on Tuesday is that all of the roads would be closed on Wednesday because the Tour de France was passing by. It wasn’t going by our…

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Baked beans are not something that one finds on this side of the pond. We have some great bean dishes: Cassoulet, and Mogettes de Vendee, but nothing like the traditional Boston Baked Beans. (I made them once, for a French community picnic…. A few people…

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We went from eating lettuce and spinach every day to eating chard every day. Fortunately, the zucchini have now started producing so we can alternate the chard with the zucchini. It will be another few weeks before we have green beans and a few more after…

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Last winter, at a dinner for 100+ people in the village, the chefs served a starter that was a half avocado filled with salad. We were all amazed that they managed to get 50+ avocados all ripe for the same day. I’ve rarely managed to pick out one ripe…

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Now that the lettuce is finished and I am no longer washing lettuce leaves for every meal the chard is ready.and I can wash chard leaves. At least chard leaves are bigger. If I’m not paying attention, they can get very, very big. I only plant one row,…
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