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Pressure Cooker Carnitas

Pressure Cooker Carnitas

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I thought I had already posted this recipe but apparently not. Having lived in the Bay Area, we enjoyed a plethora of Mexican food. We don’t have nearly as many options here in Vancouver, Canada although it is getting better. More authentic Mexican restaurants are popping up. So for awhile, I had to take matters into […]

Instant Pot Smart – Juicy Turkey

Instant Pot Smart – Juicy Turkey

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For thanksgiving, I was tasked with bringing the turkey to my aunt’s for dinner. I gave my frozen turkey the recommended time to defrost and to my horror, it was still completely frozen that morning! I ended up running to the store to pick up a ham. But with a defrosting turkey in my fridge that […]

Duck Breast with Blueberry Sauce

Duck Breast with Blueberry Sauce

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I love duck. If we go out for a nice dinner and duck is on the menu, I will order it. For our only dine-in meal in Paris, of course, I ordered the duck. It cost me 18 Euros and I have to say it was not the best I have ever had. A few […]

Peach and Blueberry Crumble

Peach and Blueberry Crumble

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We have been so blessed during our time in Bigorre, France. With a population of 13, residing in seven homes, we have managed to be invited to dinner twice by our neighbours. The people here are incredibly hospitable and friendly. Yves, one of the neighbours who made us a meal of saucisse, ratatouille, rice and […]

Perfect Roast Chicken and Potatoes

Perfect Roast Chicken and Potatoes

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A traditional Sunday lunch in France consists of a roast chicken and potatoes. At the open air markets, you will often find whole chickens roasting on a rotisserie with potatoes roasting beneath, catching all the drippings. The aroma definitely makes you salivate! I also enjoy a perfectly roasted chicken. It is enough the feed the […]

Instant Pot – Beef Bourguignon

Instant Pot – Beef Bourguignon

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We have been travelling for the past couple of weeks, spending our time in London and Paris. We are now in the countryside in South of France. We are staying in a beautiful house in Bigorre, a tiny hamlet with a population of 13. There are only 7 houses here and the closest town is […]