About 'My' France
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Welcome to French Food
Focus. The name describes the intent of this blog. I'll focus on food
and because I live in rural
France the stress will be upon French food. There are numerous posts
concerning life in France and, certainly,
about anything that strikes my fancy.
you have some good recipes or if you want to rave
about any great French
is the place to do it.
I hope you enjoy my ramblings about rural France!
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Below you will find an index of all of the recipes
published in this blog. The Index gives the name of the recipe and a brief
description. They are (at least for now) in no particular order.
The name of the recipe is also a link to the page
that shows that recipe in detail. I've made those pages simple, no header
or fancy stuff so that they're easy to print off. Please enjoy the recipes
and let me know what you think if you try them. Additions or variations
are always welcome.
From my friend Patti.
A nice recipe from Rhode Island. Great for a party!
Mary's Potato Salad
From my Irish friend Mary in California. I've been making this for
THE best way to roast a
pork roast; try it & you will agree!
A low calorie dessert. They taste pretty good too!
Bolognaise sauce for pasta.
Everyone has their own
version; here's mine.
Three low calorie recipes.
simple & all pretty good. Weight losing made easy.
My French version with American notes.
Prawns & Mushrooms.
twist on an old favorite that turned out well.
A nice way with thighs, legs or the two together. Easy & delicious.
Endive and Smoked salmon salad.
Nice simple combo. Perfect for hot days.
quite a disaster, but a learning experience. Tasted good .
No Knead Bread
The easiest bread in the world & delicious. Thank you NY Times!
A new way with steak
Not bad and easier to make than most. Pay attention to the notes on the
This works well especially when there are those with vastly different
Not quite the best yet, but a good start. Needs more lemon.
Very good & very simple to make.
Carrot & Cumin soup
Delicious, cheap & easy.
Courgettes tart, Lamb shoulder & veggies and a crumble for dessert.
Always a great hit. Recipe from eGullet. The French can't believe this
has carrots in it.
Making a ham - English style
My attempt to make the kind of fresh ham you can buy in England. Not
hard & not bad.
Stuffed calamari, Roast belly pork with butternut squash and gluten free
Dill Pickle making
A pictorial on making quick dill pickles. Two parts; read the second
Brie & Tomatoes
Sea Food & Pasta Salad a la Silver Palate
A new twist on an old favorite. Better than with Mozzarella!
I've this recipe is a tribute to Sheila Lufkin. Its my favorite
out of all her recipes.
free Orange cake
From my friend John. Delicious & a treat for another friend who is
A wonderful aubergine (eggplant) recipe from Southern Italy.
Baked tomatoes plus a recipe for basic tomato sauce. (buy them while
Mexican in France
Mexican dishes that I can make in France. The Tortilla is Spanish & not at
all the same
Possibly my favorite salad. This is a full pictorial recipe. Lots of
easy steps. Delicious!
BBQ ribs + Bean salad + Brochetta +
A 'wives away' lunch I did with the husbands. Fun & filling. Drank some
Roast leg of lamb. - Two techniques
My friend Leo, an Armenian, who knows about lamb was here. This a leg
My recipe for this classic. Naturally, I think its the best, but.....
everyone else? Try!
3 Low Calorie dishes
I did these just after my stroke. They're low cal, but good.
My favorite Alsatian dish. Linda doesn't like it so I make it when she's
Late Spring/ Early Summer menu
Doesn't matter which. Garlic soup, sort of fish stew, cheese & rhubarb
Deconstructed Roast Turkey
A two part pictorial on the way to roast turkey. Try this once & you'll
never go back.
The ultimate type of apple pie. Easy to make by following this pictorial
Oven dried Tomatoes
These beat my expectations. Everybody loved them, as it turned out
they were easy
Pizza on the BBQ
Great fun especially now that summer is nearly here. Give it a try it's
easy to do.
Not the Mexican type, but the Spanish type. A
A Little Salad
A simple salad with lambs lettuce, sun dried
tomatoes, chevre and onion
Ribs, Courgettes, eggplant & potatoes on the BBQ
with a simple salad starter
A classic American salad for summer. This is a
great alternative to Salad Nicoise.
Very simple & very good. A classic from
Green bean & Mushroom Salad
Simple, delicious & classic. From Paris Bistro cooking by Patricia Wells
This is the most delicious sauce I know
of to go with roast duck or other roasts for that matter.
Sausage & Fennel Pasta
This hearty pasta sauce will warm you
when the weather turns cold.
Comfort food at its best. Simple, delicious, filling and simply
wonderful. A treat when you or yours are feeling a bit down.
OX Tail Stew
You've gotta try this. Delicious & easy to make. It will warm the
cockles of your heart!
Easy & delicious. Great most times of the year, but especially at
holiday's when time is at a premium. Get family & guests to do all the
Like the ratatouille above this is very easy to prepare yet absolutely
delicious. As above a busy cook can offload most of the work. Your
helpers will be proud of themselves.
A nice starter salad with goat's cheese & sun dried tomatoes. Everybody
seems to like it.
Chicken with a mushroom/tarragon sauce
I've served variations of this to satisfied guests many a time. This
version is 'fancied' up a bit for a dinner party
Cold Day Chili
A simple winter dish. Great for a cold day. My version is quick & easy,
but not for purists.
This is a wonderful dish. A great party dish as its hard to make for
just two, but is great for a small crowd.
Soup - Again
Pretty much the same recipe as above, but with pictures this time. So
good & simple that it bears repeating.
- Hairy Bikers Cauliflower
THE best cauliflower cheese recipe I've ever tried. All credit to the
Hairy Bikers. You'll love this & even your kids will happily eat this
Veal Roast with endive & mushrooms
I'm not a big veal fan, but this is seriously
good. Delicious! An adaptation from Julia & Jacques recipe.
easiest dip you can imagine. People
love it. Sometimes spur of the moment recipes work. This did!
This is easy to make and ideal for a
wintry day. It sticks to your ribs and is a nice alternative to a
traditional beef stew. Great fun to cook in a tagine, but works equally
well in a casserole.
This is an old French recipe for a stuffed, boned duck. Delicious & far easier to make than you might think. I
encourage you to try it. You'll impress family & friends. This is
a wonderful old French recipe for a stuffed duck. Absolutely
My absolute favorite summer soup. Both delicious AND healthy. Easy to
make & NO cooking!