Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Cooking with Papa


What you doing Papa? I'll come and help


It’s been raining for most of the day.  The sun was shining when I went out with Rick at 8.00 a.m., there was a heavy dew and the air was fresh.  Philippe was busy digging up his potato crop when I got back.  By 10.00 a.m. it was pouring with rain.  Philippe doggedly continued working in his potager but finally gave up and went indoors. Paul is bored so he is baking a Mezze Pizza Braid (courtesy of Bosh) for lunch.


The filling for the pizza braid comprises tomato paste, red peppers, artichoke, sun dried tomatoes and olives. We didn’t have any red peppers so we used green instead, and substituted artichoke with aubergine.  We also used pesto instead of tomato paste.  Apart from that Paul followed the recipe precisely!


brushing the braid with olive oil

the finished pizza braid



It took a bit longer to put together than the Bosh demo and their video doesn’t show all the washing up either.  But it was a very tasty lunch, might have been nicer with red peppers.  Not sure if we would do it again as it takes a while to gather all the component parts.


14 comments:

  1. Looks and sounds tasty. I don't let Mac cook much. Since we've retired I've discovered that I love to cook.

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    1. I only enjoy cooking when I'm in the mood to cook. Paul is more adventurous than me.

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  2. The finished result looks very good. In the longshot photo, Rick looks a bit fed up with waiting !

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    1. He was sulking because he couldn't go out and play, Rick that is!

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  3. It looks so good,and Rick is a beautiful dog:)

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    1. He's a bit fluffy and scruffy at the moment.

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  4. Bish! Bash! BOSH! and there it is sitting on your plate! Voila! Well done Paul!

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    1. BOSH's videos are very seductive, they make it look quick and easy.

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  5. That looks delicious. We're promised rain again for today, I think I'll go to Villeneuve.

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    1. Is the sun shining in Villeneuve?

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  6. Paul, you're a man to marry!
    Greetings Maria x

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  7. Rick looks as if he is sitting up to the table on a chair with one arm resting and a 'come on chef' look.

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    1. Ha-ha, I hadn't noticed that before.

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