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Dear Friends:

I just spent five hours with Cape Chef!

I was invited to give a class on olive oil at the Mystic Cooking School. Part of the arrangement was that I was expected to also teach some of my great aunt Ypatia's recipes. I was terrified! I am a Home Cook, a Foodie, an Olive oil Consultant, but I am not a trained Chef! I was sharing this info with CC who offered to come to the rescue!

I have cooked these recipes a hundred times before but they never tasted as good as today! Cape Chef is a great guy and I am honored to share his friendship. Top that with being a GREAT SUPER CHEF and now I know why his family adores him!

Happy Father's Day CC! Thank you for your friendship and for allowing me to be your helper in the kitchen today!

(We took pictures too!) :)

PS He really wears a cape! :eek:
 

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Hi Papa!!!

I just returned home after looking in at work after I left you in Mystic.The first thing i did was try one of the lemon stuffed Rovies olives...They are the greatest table olive I have ever eaten. I would like to say that I had a wondeful time "entertaining"the mystic community on the benefite of fine olive oil and great food.
Your aunts recipes were alot of fun for me to prepare and they are excellent dishes.

Papa has a incredible personality and is a joy to be around, It's funny how things happen in life.Papa captivated his audience for three hours with his warm stories while I diced,chopped,roasted and sauteed. I had a great time and I hope that we can again get together,but next time you wear the Apron :D

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Oh, I would love to have been there! Oh, I would love to have tasted the food!! What an unbeatable combination of knowledge, personalities and love of all things food in the two of you. So when is the Midwest tour? This is a tag team we should all see in action (hopefully in pictures posted somewhere here, guys).
 

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Dear Friends:

Thank you for your kind comments and sentiments!

Here is the menu:

Country Side Salad with a herbal dressing

Prawns with Feta, Tomatoes, and Greek Oregano

Greek Stuffed Roast Chicken

Garlic, Thyme, & Rosemary Pan-roasted Potatoes

Cognac-flavored Hot Fudge Sauce over ice cream

The recipes are displayed at the "Papa's Kitchen" section of my site (www.OliveTree.cc).

CC had a couple of wonderful suggestions for improving my recipes. I am going to update my recipes to reflect his suggestions this upcoming week.

It was a lot of fun!

You got a deal CC! Next time I will wear the Apron! :D
 

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Dear Friends:

I forgot to mention that we told everyone in the Class the story about how Cape Chef and I met and that this was the first time that we actually met in person. Everyone loved that story and I think that we might have some new foodies-members in our Cafe soon.

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So let me get this straight. Papa did the talkin and CC did the cookin! What a great team effort. The menu looks very good too!

As a first encounter, I'm glad everything went so well! I envy you guys!

And papa, what colour was the cape?

Happy Father's Day to all!

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CC,

Maybe during the fall, in CT?

:rolleyes:
 

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Dear Friends:

Thank you so much for your heartwarming sentiments!

Cape Chef and I will post the recipes as soon as the pictures are ready.

Thank you once again!

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It must be very becoming, LOL.

Thank you, Papa!

:D :D :D
 

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I am blushing like a child....

There is something to relish from this encounter. In a world that seems to be so negative,So hurtful. That two people who have never met,but seem to share a passion for good food,good friends as well as other things, come together and have fun,educate and learn. There still is hope in the world :)When I flew to Chicago in May,I was so excited...and I ended up having such a incredible time.Nicko,Coleen,mezz,Momoreg,Jorden They were just names on a screen...(ok,Maybe a little more than that)But when we met and hung out it was like we were old friends. I felt that way when i turned the corner at the cooking school and saw papa sitting there,Olive oil in tow....and a warm ,welcoming smile.I feel blessed to be apart of this industry that has enabled me to meet and talk to so many wonderful people.

Peace and purity.
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What a beautiful post, CC

I am very touched by your sensitivity!
 

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You people are so kind!!

It really touches my heart to hear such warm words. I really hope as time goes by I get to meet as many of you as possible :)
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Having met Cape Chef myself I can also second that there is no one that I would rather have in the kitchen to coach and guide me through a session. You were very blessed Papa. The other side of that is that I have also chatted many times with Papa and I am sure it was a complete thrill for you Cape to hang out with such a great person.

I think it would be cool to post the menu, recipes, and any photos on ChefTalk if you guys are up for it.
 
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