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Bucatini with Zucchini, Peppers and Fresh tomatoes

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Bucatini with Zucchini, Peppers and Fresh tomatoes   1 package of Bucatini pasta 200 g Mortadella, cut into small cubes 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 3 young zucchini, halved and sliced into… Continue reading

Getting the heat out of the kitchen

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When I was a child my father had a contraption for frying fish.  It was a plumbers burner which he put an iron kettle on top.  After a fishing trip he would set… Continue reading

The reconstruction of the guesthouse

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The construction of the guesthouse and garage which is attached to the main house was completed in 1939. It was a modest little apartment, just one room with electricity but no indoor plumbing.… Continue reading

It’s reconstruction time again

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As the weather warmed in late spring I got started on another reconstruction project.  It is one we started in 2005 THE RECONSTRUCTION BEGINS. , worked at from time to time but never finished.  My intentions… Continue reading

Brandied Apricot Preserves

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Preserves may be any fruit cooked whole or in large pieces with sugar so as to keep it’s shape.  The fruit is cooked in sugar and a little water until tender then packed… Continue reading

Broiled Apricots with Traditional Balsamic Vinegar

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Broiled Apricots with Traditional Balsamic Vinegar Ingredients 12 ripe apricots, cut in half with pit removed 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar Place apricot halves in ovenproof baking dish,… Continue reading

Classic Lasagna

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Classic Lasagna ingredients Bolognese sauce: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion 2 stalks celery, sliced ​​chopped 1 carrot finely grated 1 clove of garlic 600 g ground beef 250 g peeled whole or… Continue reading

Risotto with truffles

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Risotto with truffles (Ingredients  for 6 persons) 400 g round rice such variety Arborio 1 onion, finely chopped 50 g butter 2 dl white wine 1.5 liters chicken stock 75 g freshly grated… Continue reading

A Florida Holiday

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After spending ten years in the Czech Republic I returned to my home in Florida for a holiday.  Knowing that Florida’s summers are unbearably hot, I choose to return to my roots in April,… Continue reading

The first day of May – A time for kissing under the blossoming trees

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Today is another special celebration for the Czech Republic.  It is the first of May and on this day the Czechs kiss under the blossoming trees.  It is supposed to make the woman strong  and… Continue reading