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Periscope Video Episode #10 - Juneteenth in Tulsa, OK, - June 19, 2015 - Let Go Lets Go

Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day is a holiday in the United States that commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. state of Texas in June 1865, and more generally the emancipation of African-American slaves throughout the Confederate South. Celebrated on June 19, the term is a portmanteau of June and nineteenth.

Screen Shot of what Pam was filming using Periscope
View of Tulsa Downtown
Pam broadcasting a Periscope Video
Children playing in the small water park

Periscope Video Episode #6: Cassoulet Dish from Southern France- June 8, 2015 - Let Go Let's Go BLOG

Cassoulet (French pronunciation: ​[ka.su.lɛ], from Occitan caçolet [kasuˈlet]) is a rich, slow-cooked casserole originating in the south of France, containing white beans (haricots blancs) and meat (typically bacon, sausages, duck or chicken and sometimes mutton).

The dish is named after its traditional cooking vessel, the cassole, a deep, round, earthenware pot.

The region once known as the province of Languedoc is the traditional homeland of cassoulet, especially the towns of Carcassonne and Castelnaudary (near Revel), the town which claims to be where the dish originated.

Ingredients and Recipe below the Video
Photos at end of Post

Ingredients (serve 6 to 8 people)

Cannelloni Beans 24 hours in water (3 cups)
Carrots (3 medium)
Onion (1 medium diced)
Diced Tomatoes (1 can 14 oz)
Garlic (3-4 cloves)
Celery (2 stalks)
Anaheim Pepper (1 cut in slices)
Lamb Sausage (3)
Chicken Breast (1 cut in 1-2 inches pieces) if no duck confit is available.
Bacon (1-2 think slices cut in inches)
Chicken Broth (1 quart)
Coconut oil if you do not have duck fat (2 table spoons)
Salt (only after end of cooking, otherwise beans will have a hard skin)
Pepper (to taste)
Cumin (1-2 tea spoon)
Turmeric (1 tea spoon)
White Vinegar (2 table spoon)
Bread crumbs


In a skillet Onion and Garlic with 1 table spoon of coconut oil until transparent (do not brown).

In a skillet brown the lamb sausages with 1 table spoons of coconut oil.

In a skillet brown the chicken pieces with 1 table spoon of coconut oil.

In the skillet where you brown the chicken cook lightly the bacon pieces and remove the liquid fat.

Mix all the ingredients (except salt and bread crumbs) in a crok-pot  (or slow cooker) and add water if necessary to cover the beans. Let simmer for 3-4 hours at high, then 6 hours at low (or until the beans are tender). 

Now add salt to taste.

Before serving spread bread crumbs on the top and broil for few minutes.

White beans soaking in water
Garlic & Onion
Lamb Sausages
Chicken Breast

Ingredients ready to be mixed in the crok-pot
Serving for 2

Periscope Video Episode #5 - Bernard Working with People from Other Cultures - June 7, 2015 - Let Go Let's Go BLOG

In my professional life as a Research Scientist, a Management Consultant and an IT Manager, I worked very closely (as a team member) with people from many different background in various countries: France, Canada and USA.

The people I worked with:

- French
- Pakistanis
- Soviets
- Romanians
- Cubans
- Americans

- Canadians and Quebecers
- Armenians
- British
- Germans
- Swiss
- Cameroon
- Algerians
- Israelis

In the USA
- Americans
- Indians
- Chinese
- Bangladesh

From different RACES
- White
- Black or African Americans
- Asian
- Brown

From different FAITHS
- Christians (Catholics and Protestants)
- Jewish
- Muslims
- Buddhists
- Atheists
- Agnostics

Guess what? 

We always had PEACE among ourselves, NO WAR.

Periscope Video: Episode #4 - Bernard Making Turkish Coffee-June 4, 2015-Let Go Let's Go

Ingredients and Recipe

Tasting the Turkish Coffee.  It is really good.

What is left at the bottom of the cup
after drinking the coffee

Sediments made of coffee grounds.

Washing the cup...
... a lot of coffee ground

Periscope Video. Episode #3: Cooking Cod & Potatoes Mediterranean Style

Our first attempt at a Cooking Video

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The Recipe can be found on our Gourmet Help Blog

Some Ingredients

Kitchen after cleaning

Here a picture of the finished Dish

A good portion

Desert after the Cod: Dreyer's Vanilla Ice Cream topped with home made Cognac Cherries and home-made Whipped Cream. 

Periscope Short Video. Episode #2: Our First Potato Harvest

Today is the first day in weeks where we had nice sunshine. Bernard decided to do some work in our backyard where we have a small garden and grow vegetables, spices and herbs. We got a nice surprise when he decided to check how our potatoes were doing.

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Here are pictures of our first red potato harvest, before and after washing.

Periscope Short Video. Episode # 1: Hello from Bernard and Pamela

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