Category Archives: Fr. Z’s Kitchen

Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Pasta e ceci alla Romana

Yesterday The Great Roman™ sent me a photo of a fine bowl of pasta e ceci in the Roman style. This is a good lesson about custody of the eyes.   We tend to want what we see.   I immediately wanted … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Lentils from the Benedictine Monks of Norcia. IMPROVISE – ADAPT – OVERCOME

The other day I received my newsletter from the great, , traditional Benedictine monks in Norcia . The beer monks. You might consider subscribing to their beer club!  Sign up and receive their terrific beer every month.  This is very … Continue reading

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JUST TOO COOL: Judean date trees grown from 2000 year old seeds

Also for your Just Too Cool file, sent by a friend. From Science Alert: A Long-Lost Legendary Roman Fruit Tree Has Been Grown From 2,000-Year-Old Seeds Scientists have cultivated plants from date palm seeds that languished in ancient ruins and … Continue reading

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Washington DC DAY 1: Goofing around, a kitchen and a quote

Firstly, I have decided to hold a rare DC blognic. However, I determined it would be best for it to be at an undisclosed location and by invitation only. Who knows if there would be some counter blognic held? Meanwhile, … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen – Of the Bard, Crow and Fishy Noodles

I take a break from deep musing upon the mystery of the Epiphany to watch an episode of hilarious Upstart Crow [and UK… you probably know about this already… HERE] and have some fishy noodles. I was going to have … Continue reading

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GARUM WATCH! Ancient factory found in Israel

Garum. I occasionally write of garum. The ancient Romans eagerly doused their foods and used as a cooking ingredient a fermented fish sauce: garum.  The preparation of garum is described by Pliny.  Modern Vietnamese fish sauce and modern S. Italian … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Christmas Pudding 2019

A few people asked me to post about making this year’s Christmas Pudding.   Yesterday was “Stir Up Sunday” (¡Hagan lío! Sunday?), the last of the liturgical year.  It is so-called because of the first words of the Collect.  But I’ve … Continue reading

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ROME DAY 16: Saints, Stamps and Sole Music

7:23 is when the Sun rose, which in turn will set at 18:27 and the Ave Maria should – but won’t – ring at 18:45. One of the things that was causing a lot of stress some time ago is … Continue reading

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ROME DAY 13: A Suicide, a Life Hack, and an ALERT to Roman Seminarians

You will want to know that the Sunrise in Rome was at 7:21 and that Colors should sound at 18:30, 15 minutes before the poor little Ave Maria bell sounds. It has been a really busy couple of days, so … Continue reading

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ROME DAY 9: Campo, Clams and a Canonization Sonnet

Sunrise was at 7:17 this morning and my phone will announce Colors at 18:36.   HOWEVER, the Ave Maria has changed to 18:45!  How time flies. Yesterday, being Friday, I wanted to get some fish.  My first idea was to have … Continue reading

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Your Good News

Do you have good news to share with the readers?  Let us know. For my part, I admit to having been a little down lately.  Today, I had, in rapid succession, three great consolations.  My spirits are lifted. And, for … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen and Tour Talk – #TDF2019 – @Le_Tour Stage 21 – with BIG news!

In a post about the Tour de France, early on, I mentioned that somewhere in storage I had a big corkscrew made by Campagnolo.  I found it. And it’s the last day of the Tour. The Columbian, Egan Bernal has … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Remembrance of Madeleines Past

Yesterday I wrote about the Feast of St. Mary Magdalene and averted to “Madeleines”, the Marcel’s immortalized morsel. I had made Madeleines last year for the day and determined that I would do the same this year. However, because of … Continue reading

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UPDATES: Black vestments, Gitmo, challenge coins, and some food

I thought I’d give you updates on a few things. First, regarding the Black Vestments project the mighty TMSM is pushing forward.   I had shown ya’ll a photo of the fabric for the set, though it had gold writing, instead … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Beresheet Moon Landing expected to start at 3:05 p.m. EST (2005 GMT).

Israel spacecraft Beresheet will attempt Moon landing today. Moon Landing expected to start at 3:05 p.m. EST (2005 GMT). UPDATE: A selfie from Beresheet… UPDATE: The lander did NOT safely land. UPDATE: We were using ZedNet during the landing process.  … Continue reading

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