Expat website get together at Steve and Alison's. Steve and Alison (possibly the nicest people in the world) run BRITSERV a removals company in France, readers will know my father past away recently and my mother a couple of years ago, Steve and Alison bought some items from the UK to me in France, we took the opportunity to collect the items and have a get together, Entertainment was laid on, shooting, fishing, golf and other fun activities. BBQed chicken, everyone bought various items, including beetroot brownies, yummy.
Shooting local peasants, apparently they meant pheasants.
Fête des Chants de Marins - Samedi 06 Août 2011 - LES FOUGERETS
A partir de 19h00 au Pont-d'Oust - entrée Gratuite.
Avec le Groupe CAPSTERN suivi d'un Fest-Noz sur parquet avec AR MEN DU et le Duo Sérot-Tobi. Repas : Moules Frites
We didn't go last year as it rained, yes fair weather festival goers here, but its a fun event, worth a visit, entrance is free, but we like to enjoy mussels and chips and a bottle of cider while listening to the bands.
Never been here to this festival, but if we can we will, looks a good couple of nights.
The line up includes The Tatianas, Kim Novak, Phunckaphillia, Miss Mary Mack, Hélios and Oxford Circus. The headline act is Soldat Louis, If you don't know them you should, they are a Breton Rock band, mixing classic Breton music and instruments with Rock.
On UK TV you often hear about dodgy workmen ripping off vulnerable people, this is how the law works in France;
Providing false information in order to dishonestly obtain monies,securities, property or a service or to dishonestly obtain consent to an act or the discharge of an obligation, and which involves prejudice to the owner, is fraud which is punishable by five years imprisonment and a 375,000€ fine.
The penalty is increased to seven years imprisonment and a 750,000€ fine if the fraud is against a person with a particular vulnerability such as age, illness, infirmity, physical or mental disability or pregnancy which is apparent or known to the perpetrator. The penalty is increased to ten years imprisonment and a 1 million Euro fine when the fraud is committed by an organised gang.
Scoop out the insides, but leave the flesh intact.
I boiled up some rice in water with curry powder, then used sausage meat and chorizo, I fried the meat with a little curry powder, when cooked added the cooked rice and mixed it together will a little of the chopped tomato pulp, just enough to make it moist.
I then filled the tomatoes with the rice sausage mix, and put the "lids" back on.
I also stuffed a few tomatoes with mozzarella, basil and a little of the tomato pulp.
I put Olive oil and the tomatoes in a roasting dish and gave the tops of the tomatoes a spray of basil flavoured extra virgin olive oil. These went into the oven at 180c.
The rest of the pulp, some courgettes and a parsnip were used in a soup,then I followed my soup recipe HERE
After making the soup , blending it.
After blending you can add any rice left from the stuffed tomato recipe.
Checking my recipe
Check your tomatoes after 15 minutes and every five minutes, you want them cooked without collapsing, it will depend on how soft your tomatoes were before you started.
Following my post about BASTILLE DAY Yesterday we went to Messac to watch the celebrations, great fireworks, its a shame they don't do it like they do in our village, with music. But still an impressive show.