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Saturday, 24 June 2017

One day in LE HAVRE, FRANCE, part 2 . . . and Mocktail #6





The City Centre has been declared a World Heritage Site for its post-war reconstruction. 

Coffee break before starting a 2 mile climb up the hill to the Hanging Gardens (Les Jardins Suspendus) 






Le Square St-Roch is a more accessible park in the centre of the city.   

And back to the same pub for lunch – charcuterie, wine, beer . . .     
Bon app├ętit! 

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Bryan’s LYCHEE-STRAWBERRY SHRUB   (1 serving)

1 ounce strawberry shrub
4 ounces lychee juice

Combine and pour into a high-ball glass which is ¾ full of ice cubes.  Top us with club soda.  Stir briefly.

TO PREPARE STRAWBERRY SHRUB:

Macerate 2 cups of strawberries with 1 cup sugar.
Refrigerate a day or two. 
Strain.  Discard solids or add to your cereal.
Pour liquid into a clean jar and add 1 cup of apple cider vinegar.
Refrigerate for a couple of weeks.  The longer it stays, the mellower it gets.  
Use the shrub for making drinks. 

  

Friday, 23 June 2017

Another Update to my Blog Index, June 23, 2017

For an index to my posts from Feb to Sept, 2016, go to http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/06/blog-index-from-february-2016_27.html

For an index to earlier posts starting in 2012, go to http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2013/12/index-to-recipes.html



This is my BLOG INDEX from Sept. 29, 2016 to Present

APPETIZERS:

     Egg & Anchovy:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2017/01/january-20-1960-bad-news.html

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BALKAN FOOD:

     Moldavian:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2016/10/san-antonio-bigfoot-castroville-and.html

     Soup:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/11/mom-nov-10-1981-and-balkan-leek-soup.html

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BEEF, GROUND

     Hamburger Stroganoff:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/11/more-fun-doins-in-laredo-and-kids-like.html

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BISCUITS

     Leanne Biscuits:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2017/01/greeting-to-my-new-grandniece-leanne.html

  Orange Biscuits:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2017/05/may-22-very-special-day-and-orange.html

 Pinwheel Biscuits:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2013/02/crystal-and-pinwheel-biscuits.html


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BREAD

     German Pfeffernuss:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/11/guten-tag-letter-from-germany-and.html

     Mexican Bread of the Deadhttp://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/11/nov-1-1978-and-mexican-pan-de-muerto.html

     Popovers:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2017/03/cowboy-is-verb-alpine-texas-part-2-and.html

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CAMPING FOOD

     http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2013/09/name-mushrooms.html

     http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2014/09/christina-lake-day-2.html


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CHINESE FOOD

     Pancakes:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2014/04/chinese-pancakes-are-as-good-as-tacos.html

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CHRISTMAS

     Breakfast:
          Fruit salad:   http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/12/british-romantic-comedy-and-christmas.html

     COOKIES:
           Pfeffernusse:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/12/keplers-pre-christmas-magic-and-german.html

     EGGNOG:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/12/a-christmas-past-trees-and-bryans-eggnog.html


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COCKTAILS

     Brandy- Pineapple:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/12/combating-colds-with-pineapple-juice.html

    Eggnog:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/12/a-christmas-past-trees-and-bryans-eggnog.html

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COLDS

     Pineapple Juice:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/12/combating-colds-with-pineapple-juice.html


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COOKBOOKS

    Bernard Clayton's Bread: http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/11/guten-tag-letter-from-germany-and.html

     GAME OF THRONES:
http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2017/04/happy-birthday-maybelle-and-game-of.html
http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2017/06/dining-aboard-ship-and-game-of-thrones.html

     I HATE TO COOK BOOK:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2017/05/talk-about-weddings-and-sunday-chicken.html

     Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking:
          http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/12/bonjour-aux-visiteurs-francais-and-leek.html

    Please to the Table:   http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/11/please-to-table-great-christmas-gift.html

    REBAR:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2014/04/snips-and-snails-and-puppy-dogs-tails.html

     250 BEST COBBLERS . . . http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2017/01/rainy-day-in-palm-springs-and-250-best.html

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DESSERT -- CAKE

    Butter:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2013/06/fathers-day-and-best-butter-cake.html

     Marble:    http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2017/03/kepler-moments-2016-2017-and-marble.html

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DESSERT -- PIE

      Plum http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2016/10/seventy-years-old-and-plum-pie.html

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DESSERT -- PUDDING

     Blueberry:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/12/amazing-anastasia-in-her-eighties-and.html

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DUCK:  see MEAT

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EASTERN EUROPEAN FOOD:  see POLISH, RUSSIAN 
    

      

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FAMILY HISTORY: FORANS

   KEPLER: 
     http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2017/03/kepler-moments-2016-2017-and-marble.html

  MAY 22:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2017/05/may-22-very-special-day-and-orange.html


   MAUREEN:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2013/01/maureen-and-irish-potato-pancakes.html

  NICOLE:  

         http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2012/08/birthday-dinner.html

         http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2016/10/laredo-wedding-and-greek-ribs.html

         http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/11/more-fun-doins-in-laredo-and-kids-like.html

     PETER:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2013/03/peter-james-foran-and-headcheese.html

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FAMILY (Nick & Mary Stadnyk and their children) EVENTS/HISTORY:  See also Leschyshyn Family History . . . & . . . Stadnyk Family History . . .   & . . .  Mary Stadnyk's Letters

     Anastasia: http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2015/04/anastasias-party-and-ukrainian-spinach.html

     Anastasia:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/12/amazing-anastasia-in-her-eighties-and.html

     Donald Stadnyk:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/05/salmonberries-george-donnie-and-duck.html

     Donald Stadnyk: http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/08/for-donald-ukrainian-honey-cake.html

     Donald Stadnyk:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/11/donald-my-brother-july-21-1936-november.html

     Donald Stadnyk: http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2014/09/donald-and-karen-and-manitoba-potatoes.html

     General: http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/06/the-summer-farmyard-hop-and-moms-kicto.html

     General:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2012/06/beef-on-hoof.html

     George Stadnyk:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2013/08/george-stadnyk-1935-2013.html

     George Stadnyk:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2013/03/for-george-ukrainian-eggplant-spread.html

     George Stadnyk:  https://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2014/03/remembering-george.html?m=0

     George Stadnyk:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/05/salmonberries-george-donnie-and-duck.html

     George Stadnyk:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2017/07/george.html

     MARY & NICK STADNYK:  
         http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2016/10/golden-wedding-anniversary-and.html

         http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2016/10/more-golden-wedding-and.html

     Nestor:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2013/02/nestors-first-sailboat-and-sam.html

      NICK STADNYK (DAD):  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/12/all-in-dads-day-and-eggplant-casserole.html

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FATHER'S DAY

     http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2013/06/fathers-day-and-best-butter-cake.html

     http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2017/06/bryans-day-and-mocktail-4.html

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FRENCH FOOD

Beef Pot Roast:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2012/06/beef-on-hoof.html

Quiche:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/12/bonjour-aux-visiteurs-francais-and-leek.html

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GERMAN FOOD

     Pfeffernusse cookies:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/12/keplers-pre-christmas-magic-and-german.html

     Potato Noodles/Gnocchi with Cabbage:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2017/03/spring-break-in-texas-plan.html

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GNOCCHI

     Gnocchi with Cabbage and Onions:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2017/03/spring-break-in-texas-plan.html

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INDIAN FOOD

     Chicken:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2015/10/coming-up-india-2015-and-best-chicken.html

     Peas:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2015/10/a-country-of-contrasts-and-indian-peas.html

     Potatoes:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2013/05/thirty-nine-years.html?m=0

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IRISH FOOD

     Potato Pancakes:   http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2013/01/maureen-and-irish-potato-pancakes.html

     Soda Bread:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2017/06/cobh-ireland-and-irish-soda-bread.html

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ITALIAN FOOD

     Eggplant Casserole:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/12/all-in-dads-day-and-eggplant-casserole.html



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LESCHYSHYN FAMILY HISTORY

     Baba Leschyshyn:
       http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2012/08/baba-leschyshyn.html

       http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2017/01/january-20-1960-bad-news.html

       http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2015/04/ukrainian-soldiers-and-more-family-stuff.html

   Baba's  Family Tree:   http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2017/02/baba-anna-leschyshyns-family-tree-and.html

     Gedo Leschyshyn:
 http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2012/08/gedo-leschyshyn.html

http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/07/july-7-birthdays-and-chinese-meatball.html

Gedo's Family Tree:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/07/more-of-gedos-family-and-lemony-rice.html



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MARY STADNYK'S LETTERS

Feb 3, 1973:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2017/02/moms-news-in-1973-and-oven-roasted.html

Excerpts:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2017/04/george-in-moms-letters-and-stuffed.html

March or April, 1974:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/03/easter-1974-and-maple-cornmeal-biscuits.html

March 24, 1974: http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2017/05/talk-about-weddings-and-sunday-chicken.html

Sept 6, 1978: http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2014/09/september-1978-on-farm-and-garlic-steak.html

Nov 1, 1978: http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/11/nov-1-1978-and-mexican-pan-de-muerto.html

March 5, 1979: http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2016/03/march-5-1979-and-ukrainian-chicken.html


May 9, 1981:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/05/moms-letter-and-heritage-custard-pie.html

May 24, 1981: http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2017/05/may-22-very-special-day-and-orange.html

Sept 29, 1981: http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/09/moms-letter-sept-29-1981-and-orange.html

Oct. 15, 1981:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2016/10/more-golden-wedding-and.html

Nov. 10, 1981:    http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/11/mom-nov-10-1981-and-balkan-leek-soup.html

Dec 31, 1982:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2014/12/moms-work-worry-and-wear-down-so-eggs.html


Nov 23, 1996:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2014/11/a-letter-from-mary-stadnyk-to-diana-and.html

Oct 19, 2000 http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2017/05/aunt-nellie-and-mom-and-vareniki-with.html


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MARY STADNYK'S RECIPES

     Borsch:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2012/10/one-hundred-years-ago.html

     Butterscotch Pudding:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2012/10/my-choice-today-butterscotch-pudding.html

     Custard Pie:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/05/moms-letter-and-heritage-custard-pie.html

     Dill Buns:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2013/02/nestors-first-sailboat-and-sam.html

     Dill & Potato Buns:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2012/07/pyrohi-real-ones.html

     Holubtsi:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2013/12/mary-stadnyks-holubtsi-by-request.html

     Holubtsi, Part 2:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2013/12/mary-stadnyks-holubtsi-part-ii-and-my.html

     Kicto:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/06/the-summer-farmyard-hop-and-moms-kicto.html

     Kutya: http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2013/01/ukrainian-christmas-eve-kutya.html

     Matrimonial Cake:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/06/cousins-and-matrimonial-cake.html

     Nachinka:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2016/10/golden-wedding-anniversary-and.html

    PIE CRUST: basic recipe:   http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2013/06/company-and-pie-crust.html

     Tapioca Pudding:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2013/02/nannetta-and-mary-stadnyks-tapioca.html

     Vareniki:   http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2012/06/perogiesvarenikipyrohi.html

     Vareniki, Meat:   http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2016/10/more-golden-wedding-and.html

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MAYBELLE

     http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2017/04/happy-birthday-maybelle-and-game-of.html

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MEAT

     CHICKEN:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2017/02/moms-news-in-1973-and-oven-roasted.html

                  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2017/05/talk-about-weddings-and-sunday-chicken.html

     DUCK:  
          http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2017/04/scary-books-then-and-now-and-british.html

       Greek Ribs:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2016/10/laredo-wedding-and-greek-ribs.html

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MEXICAN FOOD

     Bread of the Deadhttp://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/11/nov-1-1978-and-mexican-pan-de-muerto.html

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MOCKTAILS by BRYAN

     http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2017/05/mothers-day-and-mocktail.html

     http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2017/06/anchors-away-cruise-itinerary-and.html

    http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2017/06/st-peter-port-guernsey-and-mocktail-3.html

    http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2017/06/bryans-day-and-mocktail-4.html

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MY RECIPES are the green ones.
  for example:    
Sauce:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/10/laredo-halloween-mood-and-rootin-tootin.html

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OLIVIA OTTER

      Page 1:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/08/bullies-school-story-page-1.html

     Page 2:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/11/olivia-otter-and-bullies-of-oolichan.html

     Page 3:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/11/olivia-otter-and-bullies-of-oolichan_20.html

    Page 4:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/12/olivia-otter-and-mean-girl-page-4.html

    Page 5:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2017/01/olivia-otter-and-mean-girls-page-5.html

    Page 6:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2017/04/olivia-otter-is-scared-page-6.html

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PANCAKES:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2017/02/cowboy-weekend-in-alpine-texas-and-my.html

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PIZZA DOUGHS:

     Thick Crust:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2012/11/perfect-pizza-dough-and-pizza-method.html

     THIN Crust:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2016/10/dining-in-laredo-and-thin-crust-pizzas.html

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POLISH FOOD

     Groats: http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2016/10/bryans-post-and-polish-buckwheat-groats.html

     Meat Patties:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2017/06/polish-war-memorial-in-invergordon.html

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POPOVERS:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2017/03/cowboy-is-verb-alpine-texas-part-2-and.html

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PORK RIBS

      Greek Ribs:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2016/10/laredo-wedding-and-greek-ribs.html
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RUSSIAN FOOD

     Chicken Soup and Salad:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2017/01/seasons-with-vesper-and-russian-chicken.html

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SALADS

     Chicken:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2017/01/seasons-with-vesper-and-russian-chicken.html

     Orange: http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/09/moms-letter-sept-29-1981-and-orange.html

     Radish:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2013/05/naomis-day-and-radish-green-bean-salad.html

     Spinach:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2017/06/dining-aboard-ship-and-game-of-thrones.html

     Zucchini: http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/09/harvest-news-and-zucchini-salad.html

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SAUCES

     Yogurt:   http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/10/laredo-halloween-mood-and-rootin-tootin.html

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SOUPS

     Chicken & Dumplings: http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2016/10/to-laredo-day-3-and-soup-with-bread.html

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STADNYK FAMILY HISTORY

     John Stadnyk (my Gedo):  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2016/02/gedo-stadnyk-and-bread-for-burgers.html

     Steven Falconer:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/11/my-nephew-steven.html

     Leanne Paige:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2017/01/greeting-to-my-new-grandniece-leanne.html

     Naomi:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2017/02/moms-news-in-1973-and-oven-roasted.html

     Naomi:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2013/05/naomis-day-and-radish-green-bean-salad.html

     Stuart:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2013/07/stuart-and-ukrainian-hutsul-style-omelet.html

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TRAVEL

     Cruise, Alaska:  https://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2015/06/alaska-cruise-and-ukrainian-mushroom.html?m=0

     Cruise:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2017/06/anchors-away-cruise-itinerary-and.html

     Cruise:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2017/06/dining-aboard-ship-and-game-of-thrones.html

     FRANCE, Le Havre:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2017/06/le-havre-france-st-joseph-church-and.html

     Guernsey:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2017/06/st-peter-port-guernsey-and-mocktail-3.html

     Ireland, Cobh:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2017/06/cobh-ireland-and-irish-soda-bread.html

      Mexico, Ensenada: http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2017/01/cruising-into-new-year.html

     SCOTLAND, Invergordon:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2017/06/polish-war-memorial-in-invergordon.html

     UNITED STATES

     Alaska:  https://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2015/06/alaska-cruise-and-ukrainian-mushroom.html?m=0

      California:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2017/01/more-family-fun-in-orange-county.html

     California:  Disneyland:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2017/01/disneyland.html

     California:  Palm Desert:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2017/01/morning-coffee-at-shermans-in-palm.html

     California: Palm Desert:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2017/01/celebrity-encounter.html

     California:  Palm Desert: http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2017/01/rainy-day-in-palm-springs-and-250-best.html

      Colorado:  Silverton : Fireworks:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2016/10/to-laredo-day-3-and-soup-with-bread.html

     Road:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2017/01/road-notes-from-bryan-and-celery.html

     South Carolina, Charleston:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2017/05/mothers-day-and-mocktail.html

     South Carolina, Charleston:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2014/03/magnolia-plantation-tour-charleston.html

     Texas: Alpine:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2017/02/cowboy-weekend-in-alpine-texas-and-my.html

     Texas: Round trip:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2017/03/spring-break-in-texas-plan.html

     Texas" Round Trip:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2017/03/holidays-in-texas-with-4-year-old.html


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UKRAINIAN FOOD:  see also Mary Stadnyk's Recipes

Beet Leaf Holubtsi:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/05/lots-of-cooks-and-beet-leaf-holubtsi.html

Big Pyrohi:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2014/12/ukrainian-cottage-cheese-and-dill-buns.html

Borsch:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/11/donald-my-brother-july-21-1936-november.html

Christmas:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2014/12/ukrainian-christmas-food-vushka.html

Cookies:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/12/happy-birthday-bryan-and-ukrainian-jam.html

Dill Buns:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2013/02/nestors-first-sailboat-and-sam.html

Halushky:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2012/08/birthday-dinner.html

Holubtsi with Meat and Rice Filling:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2017/02/baba-anna-leschyshyns-family-tree-and.html

Hyshki:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2013/03/peter-james-foran-and-headcheese.html

Nachinka:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2016/10/golden-wedding-anniversary-and.html


Nalysniki: http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/09/moms-letter-sept-29-1981-and-orange.html

Omelette: http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2013/07/stuart-and-ukrainian-hutsul-style-omelet.html

Perogies, Bean & Mushroom: http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2012/06/perogies-and-ukraine.html

 Perogies, Bean & Mushroom, Laredo-Style:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2016/10/the-alamo-and-ukrainian-bean-mushroom.html


Perogies, Carrot:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/11/close-to-us-in-spirit-and-spicy-carrot.html

Perogies, Chicken Liver:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2012/09/chicken-liver-perogies-paprika.html

perogies, Cilantro & Cheddar: http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2017/05/aunt-nellie-and-mom-and-vareniki-with.html

Perogies, Meat:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2016/10/more-golden-wedding-and.html

Perogies, Mushroom & Potato:  https://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2015/06/alaska-cruise-and-ukrainian-mushroom.html?m=0

Perogies, Potato & Cottage Cheese:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2012/06/perogiesvarenikipyrohi.html

Pork & Prune Stew:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/11/please-to-table-great-christmas-gift.html)

Potato Noodles (Gnocchi style) with Cabbage & Onions:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2017/03/spring-break-in-texas-plan.html

Pyrizhky, Sauerkraut:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/08/more-victoria-and-ukrainian-sauerkraut_22.html

 Sauce, Mushroom:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2014/12/mushroom-gravy.html

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VEGETABLES

     CELERY:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2017/01/road-notes-from-bryan-and-celery.html

     EGGPLANT:
           http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/12/all-in-dads-day-and-eggplant-casserole.html

     PEPPERS, STUFFED:
         http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2017/04/george-in-moms-letters-and-stuffed.html

     POTATOES http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2012/08/scene-stealers.html

             http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2013/05/thirty-nine-years.html?m=0

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VESPER
     http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2017/01/seasons-with-vesper-and-russian-chicken.html

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WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2013/05/thirty-nine-years.html?m=0

http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2017/05/talk-about-weddings-and-sunday-chicken.html


Thursday, 22 June 2017

LE HAVRE, FRANCE: St. Joseph Church . . . and Mocktail #5

The octagonal tower of St. Joseph Church is 350 feet high.  



St. Joseph Church was built in the 1950s “as a memorial to the 5,000 Le Havre civilians who died during World War II”.



The guidebook writer unappreciatively remarks, “The stark, somber, Neo-Gothic interior is worth a quick visit only to appreciate its Greek-cross floor plan and to peer up inside the tower.”








Bryan and I thought the church was awesomely beautiful and modern. 

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Bryan’s PINEAPPLE MARGARITA MOCKTAIL = 1 serving

3 ounces pineapple juice
2/3 ounce lime juice
1 ounce orange juice
Pinch of cinnamon mixed into ¼ tsp simple syrup

Pour into ice-filled highball glass.  Top up with club soda.


Tuesday, 20 June 2017

POLISH WAR MEMORIAL in INVERGORDON, SCOTLAND . . . and POLISH PORK PATTIES


A Polish War Memorial (!?!) was mentioned in Invergordon's tourist brochure so, of course, Diana and I set off to find it. 

Invergordon prides itself on its murals.  

 This one was Diana’s favorite.

 Along the way, we also passed by a church
and the minister pointed out this  old fuel tank.  During World War II, there were about 8 fuel tanks like this for the ships that came into the port.
It started to rain, but Diana and I kept going, so the rain gave up, and finally we got to the memorial.  


A Polish regiment was stationed here, and, after the war, many of the men stayed and married local girls.



The museum in town devoted a section to the Poles' history. 







Besides the Polish history, the museum has a fascinating medical section.









A local whisky in the inn for me, while going through all the Polish pictures, and tea for Diana before going back to the ship. 
  




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I have to tell you I hesitated before making this dish.  There was my lovely pork roast all ready to go into a pot – no fuss, no muss, and ultimately so delicious – or there was this recipe which I could tell would be much more work. 

If I weren’t retired, I certainly wouldn’t have done it . . . but food is one of my main hobbies now.  And it turned out great . . . including the leftovers. 

Next question, should I blog this?  Everyone’s so busy, and a pork roast is so easy . . .  Hmm:
(a)        Lots of people might like to experience Polish food.
(b)        This dish is economical.  It makes 14 patties so it could serve up to 14 people.   
(c)        The ingredients are simple.
(d)        this recipe works and the patties are yummy!

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Zrazy Wieprzowe z Ryzem {translation: Meatballs Pork with Rice}

to be served with pan-fried potatoes says Maria

Maria Ochorowicz-Monatowa’s recipe in THE GOOD COOK: PORK

1 cup Arborio rice
2 cups stock (I used salted vegetable broth.)
1 onion (about 8 ounces)
2 tsp butter
1 tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
2 lb pork from a roast (I used a picnic roast)
1 egg
½ cup flour
4 tbsp butter (I needed a bit more.)
1 cup stock (Again, I used salted vegetable broth.)
2 cups sour cream (you can use a little less and it won’t matter)

·        Bring 2 cups stock to a boil.  Add rice.  Cover and cook at lower heat for 10 minutes.  Set aside to cool.  Most of the stock will be absorbed. 
·        Finely chop the onion and lightly brown in 2 tsp butter.
·        Stir in salt and pepper.  Set aside to cool.
·        Cut pork with its attached fat into large chunks.  Grind them in a food processor.  (I wouldn’t use the ground pork from a store – too much fat and not enough texture.)
·         Beat egg in a large bowl. 
·        Stir in rice, onion, and pork.
·        Using a half-cup measure, shape the mixture into 14 patties.
·        Put flour onto a plate.  Dip patties top and bottom into the flour and set by the stove.
·        Also set out your largest casserole that can stand direct heat.  My biggest frying pan was perfect – it has a 12 inch diameter.
·        Melt 2 tbsp butter over high heat in a smaller frying pan.  Brown patties quickly on both sides.  Put the browned patties close together in the casserole.
·        Add more butter as needed.  (After a couple of batches, my pan and the butter was looking scorched so I finished off with another frying pan.
·        Now the patties can wait until 30 minutes before serving time.  



      TO FINISH

·        Add 1 cup of stock.  Bring to a boil.  Cover and simmer over low heat for 30 minutes.
·        Remove the patties to a serving platter.
·        Stir 1 tsp of flour into the sour cream and add to the casserole.  Heat just to bubbling.  Pour some of the sauce on top of the patties and the rest into a gravy boat. 

I served the patties with Potatoes in Red Wine and a Leafy Salad with Kidney Beans.  It was a lovely dinner!


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If you'd like to curl up with a book now, how about "THE TALES OF HOFFMANN" for a short tale of horror about the beautiful and brilliant daughter of a Polish count?   LOL!   E. T. A. Hoffmann remarks, "It is said of Polish women that they are marked by a peculiarly capricious disposition."