A Thousand RECIPE LIST

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Gooey Lemon Lime Salted Butter Slice ( Toys - manual or machine post)

Asparagus Appero Velouté ( A Thousand and One Things to do with Aparagus)

Oeuf Mollet ( A Thousand and One Things to do with Aparagus)

Fresh Asparagus ( A Thousand and One Things to do with Aparagus)

Strawberry Fool (Temperatures Rising post)

Death and Co (Desperate Target post)

Susie's Tian ( Summer Bliss post)

Spiced Up Chocolate Mousse ( Mummy Porn? post)

Bay Leaf and Lemon Roasted Coquelet ( Pizza Face post)

Cottage Cheese Salad ( Ouch! post)

Sunday Chilli ( Co Co CO Communication post)

Resolution Chicken Soup ( Sunshine and Joy post)

6 Minute Succulent Foie Gras ( Foie Gras Shortcut post)

Carrot & Coconut Spiced Soup ( Charm and Charme post)

Amaretto Chocolate Cake ( Autumn Dash post)

Sunday Supper Fettucini ( Haircut Hell post)

Susie's Fennel Seed and Lime Chicken (The Gracious Art of Meditation post)

Nigella's Coconut Rice ( The Gracious Art of Meditation post)

Cherry Tomato Curry ( The Gracious Art of Meditation post)

Old Fashioned ( Navigation Nightmares post)

End of Summer Apple Tart (Keeping Up post)

Warm Ravioli du Dauphiné Salad ( Cold Summer, Warm Salad post )

Pecorino, Tuna, Fresh Basil and Summer Tomato Salad (Salad Days post)

Easiest Dreamiest Dark Chocolate Ice cream ( Beware Pigeon post)

Ginger Kisses ( Mmmwah Mmmwah Dahling! post)

A "Lucky Stiff" Cocktail ( Are we all chambermaids ? post)

Blueberry, Banana, Carrot Smoothie ( Get Thin, Get Thin, Get Thin post)

Chilled Cucumber and Coriander Soup ( Husbands who do Housework post)

Pear, Almond, Dark Chocolate Spiced Coffee Cake ( Go Dutch! post)

Orgasmic Dark Chocolate and Lime Zest Gateau (Loss is Plus post)

Warm Parsnip Salad (Season's Parsnip post)

Champagne and Raspberry Gratin(Champagne! post)

Laksa ( Getting On post)

Cheat's Christmas Cake ( Last Minute Madness post)

Pecan Pie ( The Joy of "Thanks" post )

Flourless Dark Chocolate Almond Brownies ( Antumn Brownie post)

Christmas Chocolate Truffle Fudge Cake ( Christmas... Already ? post )

Foie Gras Sauternes Terrine ( Oh, To be a Duck post )

Fig Pear Apple Spiced Almond Crumble ( Linguistic LOL post )

Pepper, Fresh Tomato,Garlic, Serrano, Pasta Shells ( God Give us Parity post)

Lemon Ginger Hot Toddy for Colds ( Husbands with Colds post)

Autumn Tomato Soup ( Big Noise post)

Chocolate Mountain Crisp Cookies ( working, WORKING, Mothering, Exploding post)

Inspired Chicken Liver Paté ( Everything's Gone Retro post)

Spiced Apple Yoghurt Cake, Lemon Butter Icing ( Body Balance post )

Raspberry, White Peach and Limoncello Cups ( Disdain and More Summer Pudding #3 post )

Very Berry Summer Pudding ( Very Berry, Summer Puddings #2 post )

Minted Peach Soup ( Back to School, Summer Puddings #1 post )

Full Fibre Toasted Muesli ( World Cup Fever? post)

Energy Spring Salad ( Energy Spring Salad post)

Chicken Breast Tossed in Basilled Gremolato (Gremolato GOGO post)

Osso Bucco ( Monday Osso Bucco post)

Moistest Almond Expresso Cake with Coffee Butter Icing ( The Cake Which Gets you What you Want...Anything! post)

Red Pepper Tomato Tuna Pasta Bake (Pasta Bake for really Frustrated Mothers post )

Spring Strawberry & Blueberry Spiced Crumble (Dessert for a Spring Evening post )

Quinoa Asparagus Feta Salad (Annual Cringe post)

Lavender Dream Ice Cream ( Lavender Dream post)

Nasturtium, Cream Cheese & Ham Sandwiches ( Flower Power post)

Best Potato Salad Ever ( First Spring BBQ post)

Basil, Chive, Goat Cheese Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms ( Portobello Fresh post)

Balsamic Berry Salad ( Berry Power post)

Moist Raspberry and Lemon Zest Dessert Cake ( pre Wedding Supper post )

Mackerel Crumble (Omega Me post)

NYC Pecan and Choc Chip Cookies (MyAmericanMarket.com post)

Stawberry and Cherry Tomato Salad with Basil and Mint ( Salad Days post)

Spring Detox Smoothie ( Incredible Blimp post )

Baked Cinnamon and Orange Zest Cheesecake( On Cheesecake post)

Blood Orange Braised Endives (Beautiful Blood Oranges post )

Egg Free Choc Mousse ( Orgasmic Choc Mousse post)

Timeless Onion Soup ( Mid-Term Suppers post)

Caper, Red Onion & Bacon Tart ( Late Lunch Tart post )

Dale's Poisson Cru ( Don't Tell Them its Raw post )

Duck Sausage Curry ( Mid Week Bangers post )

Easy Crepes with various toppings (Its "Crepe Day" in France post)

Red Onion Tart (Winter Suppers Again - Classic Red Onion Tart post )

Classic NYC Bloody Mary ( Hangover Brunch Cure post)

Pesto Salmon (more Winter Suppers, Pesto Salmon post)

Soothing Lemon Soufflé ( Winter Suppers - Back to easy desserts post )

Mash and Variations (Winter Suppers 3 - The Glory of Mashed Potato post)

Braised Vegetable Hot Pot with Espelette Chicken ( see Winter Suppers 2 post)

French Apple Tart, Unadulterated ( Supper for Winter Term 1 post)

Spicey Chorizo Tomato Spaghetti ( Supper for Winter Term 1 post)

Veal/Veau Orloff, Julia Child (Just what is Veau Orloff post)

Christmas Detox Hints ( Over Christmas post)

Espuma Roquefort, Celery, Panacetta (We Workshopped post) Mille Feuilles Sud Ouest (We Workshopped post)

Gourmet Classic Egg Nog (Christmas Spirit post)

Lemon Roasted Chicken (ps More on Backdoor post)

Mrs Wood's Heavenly Honey Cake ( Mrs Wood's Heavenly Honey Cake post)

Black Ink Spaghetti with Shellfish (Spaghetti al Nero di Seppia post)

Boeuf Bourguignon, Simple ( Food is Love post)

Smoked Salmon, Dill, Cream Cheese Scrambled Eggs (One Plate Brunch post)

Heavenly Green Soup ( Things Green post)

Dark Chocolate & Chestnut Muffins ( see Sunday Muffin post)

Rhubard, Cardomom & Lime Muffins ( Sunday Muffin post)

Date, Walnut & Marscapone, Lemon Zest Muffins (Sunday Muffin post)

Apple , Pecan, Toasted Rolled Oats Muffins (Sunday Muffin post)

Susie's Red Wine Sausage Hot-Pot ( see Perspectives Men & Women post)

Mother's Pumpkin Soup ( see 70's Orange post)

Mimosa ( see Back to Brunch post )

Chestnut Panna Cotta

Artichoke Risotto

Risotto alla milanese/Saffron Risotto

Susie's Side Artichokes

Slow Poached Figs with Amaretti Biscuits

Janice's Fig Preserves ( see Getting Figgy post)

Chicken and Prawn Thai Green Curry

Mother's Waldorf Salad

Cherry Tomato and Pistachio Deep Dish Tart

Walnut Tart

Green Crunch Salald

Gorgonzola & Parsley Fettucini

Berry Pavlova

Susie's Pesto - Parsley and Walnut, Basil and Pinenut

Tomato Home-Tapenade Poached Chicken Easy Tart

Susie's Comfort Risotto

Pat's Basil & Corn Soup

Susie's Raspberry & Lemon Zest Tiramisu

Chicken Stock

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Sunday, 12 February 2012

CO CO CO COMMUNICATION...

your instrument or me!


At cocktail parties or dinner parties alike, "it used to" be conversation and other people which took over one's attention.


Today I often find myself battling between human and smart phone/pad!!!


I do feel it is important to tackle this subject. I am not, in the slightest, anti-technology. But technology itself does wear thin when it simply takes over. Isn't it a question of bad manners when you are chatting away to somebody and the fact that their phone message bipped at them becomes priority over conversation?


In my teenage days...it was the phone ringing during meals. We weren't allowed to get up from the table to answer, even if we were sure it was some gorgeous 7th former heart-throb calling..it was to be ignored.


As adults, as 40 somethings, I am amazed and repulsed by the lack of self control. It appears that iphones, ipads, blackberries and company are number one. Why do people need to check their email every 5 minutes. Has the world become completely dominated by secondary communication?


Just speaking with a friend back from China, now living in Paris. He is outraged by people who go out for fabulous dinners and place their phones on the table..the phone rings and they are up and in the corridor, chatting away as if life depends on it!!


My personal "favourite" are the mad bints striding down the streets with ear pieces talking out loud, so involved by their seemingly one-sided conversations that they walk all over the footpath creating mayhem bumping into one and acting like damn nutters. I mean honestly, have they seen themselves?


Well I am going to wage my own war against this intrusion to primary human communication. Yes, I need my smartphone but not to the disadvantage of basic human communication. I am considering a collection basket at my front door..drop off your phone/pad upon entering and pick up as you leave!!


Smart phones/pads have made us completely reliant on them to the point that we forget the human being opposite us in preference for the machine. They are not "beings" they are machines intended help us communicate...instead they have become the very blockage to communication.


Freezing cold snap in south west France, we have been spicing up our cooking to stay warm! Below easy Sunday Chilli recipe given to me by a trustworthy Kentucky source..


Sunday Chilli


2 onions, chopped,
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 shallots, chopped
2 cups ground beef/chicken/pork/tofu/tvp

2 cups chopped tomatoes
1 cup cooked red kidney beans
2 T mexican spice mix
1T piment d'espellete/ dried red chilli
worcester sauce
1 cup beer



Brown onions, garlic and shallots in a tablespoon of good olive oil. Add ground beef and brown.
Throw in spices and toss around until uniformly mixed.
Add tomatoes, beans and beer.
Cover and leave to simmer for about an hour and a half.
Better to eat the next day served with brown rice and home made guacamole...MMMMMM

16 comments:

  1. Susie, so good to see you back and in fullranting mode. Have mlissed your postings!!
    Big big fan. your blog is just so sexy!

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  2. You put beer in yours? It's the only difference with my receipe..may give this one a try ! any excuse for a beer..but then again I am British!!!!

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  3. Dear Unknown, Yes beer it is! Apparently an asiatic trick to bring out the spices. well if it doesn't bring out the spices it might bring on a better mood?
    Cheers, thanks for your comment,
    Susie

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  4. YIPPEEEEE you are back. We thought you had stopped! Beer in chilli? Will try as all your other recipes I have tried so far are great. Agree, v sexy blog.

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  5. Beer in a recipe is a major enticement for all men to hit the kitchen. Cheers Suzy, never thought I would enjoy a blog so much. My girlfriend made me read this and now who is wearing the apron??! ME

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  6. @ James. Beer may have enticed you but just remember that piment is an aphrodisiac...
    Thanks for commenting. Hope the apron becomes you!
    Susie

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  7. I have recipes for cooking beans with beer in Cuban style food...and for cooking black beans with rum.
    Both really do bring out the spices.

    As to the 'phones and whatnot if someone stops talking to me to answer the 'phone then I walk away.

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  8. Me too happy to see new posting.Kiwi rant queeeeen! Chilli sounds enormous.

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  9. Dear Fly, wow rum and black beans. Do share!!!
    You are right to walk away. Might do the same but often the phoner walks away first due to impending importance of call or text or Facebook update. YAWN!!
    Thanks for your comment, S

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  10. Black beans with rum
    A
    8 oz black beans soaked overnight and drained.
    3 pints chicken stock
    5 fl. oz beer - flat is fine
    3 fl. oz rum
    4 cloves garlic chopped
    i onion diced.
    Combine this lot and cook until beans tender. You may need to add more liquid.

    B
    1 oz. butter.
    1 onion diced
    2 sticks celery chopped
    1 red and 1 green pepper, seeded and diced
    1 jalapeno or Scotch Bonnet pepper seeded and diced
    2 carrots diced
    Melt butter and sweat off the veg.

    C
    When the beans are cooked, puree half the mix and put back in the pan, adding the vegetables and also

    D
    6 tomatoes skinned and diced (or can)
    1 tbsp ground cumin
    half tbsp red hot sauce...whatever you normally use
    half tbsp chilli powder
    salt, pepper and cayenne to taste.

    E
    Mix and reheat for about 15 minutes...thin with rum or water if too thick, cook longer if too thin.

    F
    Sprinkle with fresh chopped coriander leaf and serve with yoghurt or sour cream.

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  11. @ Fly, many thanks. I will be black beaning next weekend!!

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  12. Suzy everyone talking about your post.
    My thanks, another desperate bordeuax housewife

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  13. Ok am in as a chap and a third...Suzette this blog is dead sexy. Yes am a Brit chap and adore your writing. You make me laugh and understand.many thanks
    John

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  14. Suzy just made your chilli. Have been making chilli for years and years but never with the beer ingredient. And yes, it changes everything. Thanks again for yet another easy but beautiful recipe.

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  15. Great idea with the beer. I've been spending hours reading through your recipes. They're great.

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