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PETER PATOUT'S FAMOUS SATSUMACELLO
A few years ago, I gave my dear friend Julia Reed a bottle of my homemade satsumacello and she loved it enough to include it in her wonderful book - as part of her fun field-trips from New Orleans…to my country home in Patoutville.
P.V. is deep in the heart of sugar cane country, and I’m across the street from our family’s sugar mill. In grinding season, it’s quite the spectacle with smoke swirling, trucks unloading and all the energy the seasonal activity generates around the clock until suddenly it ends, usually by January.
Citrus season coincides with grinding season and many mature satsuma trees are near my home. While Julia Reed generously credits me for this recipe. Poppy Tooker is the one who steered me to creating this wonderful treat. Sip slowly!
Makes 6 cups
10 - 12 Satsumas
1 750 ml bottle of Everclear
3 cups of sugar
2 cups of water
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Wash the satsumas in hot water with a vegetable brush to remove any residue of pesticide or wax. Pat them dry.
Continually zest the satsumas with a zester or vegetable peeler, being careful not to include any white pith from the peel. (The pith, the white part under the rind, is too bitter and will spoil your satsumacello.
Place the zest in a large jar and fill with the Everclear. Let sit at room temperature for at least 10 days and up to forty days in a cool, dark place. Turn the jar upside down 2 or 3 times to help bring out the flavor of the zest. The zest will eventually turn white.
When ready to proceed, combine the sugar and the water in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook for about 5 minutes, until sugar is well dissolved.
Strain the Everclear/zest mixture through a fine mesh sieve lined with cheesecloth or a paper towel into the simple syrup mixture. Stir and allow to cool. When the satsumacello has cooled completely, you may pour it into individual bottles.
THE INSTITUTE OF CLASSICAL ARCHITECTURE & ART,
LOUISIANA CHAPTER PRESENTS:
TRADITIONAL VERNACULAR ARCHITECTURE IN CREOLE NATCHITOCHES
NEW OPPORTUNITY FOR REALTORS TO GAIN CEUS!
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31 TO SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2019
Join me in Natchitoches for this world class tour! Here's a wonderful opportunity to delve deeply into traditional vernacular architecture in Creole Natchitoches and the Cane River area. Top historians and experts in their fields lead this incredible experience. History enthusiasts would appreciate this top level tour. Architects, Landscape Architects, Interior Decorators - and for the 1st time ever, Louisiana Realtors can earn 8 CEUs!
The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art Louisiana Chapter (ICAA Louisiana) is dedicated to advancing the awareness, appreciation, and practice of classical architecture and the allied arts throughout the state of Louisiana.
I'm an active member of the ICAA and have helped to orchestrate
this amazing Fall Foray. For all the details, please visit this link:
Further, I'm so proud of my Assistant Kelly Calhoun for successfully endeavoring to gain CEU credits for Real Estate Agents attending this educational tour.
As a realtor specializing in historic properties, this high level programming advances my expertise. The talks, tour and networking are invaluable resources helping me to offer even better client service. See the approval below offering 8 educational credit hours!
THE BARONESS DE PONTALBA AND THE RISE OF JACKSON SQUARE EXHIBITION
JOIN ME: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13
I encourage you to revisit it,
or see it for the first time...
Meeting the Pontalba family and reconnecting
them to Louisiana has been a highlight of
my life. Fate! Read more here.
Sunday marks the last day at the Cabildo,
and what an extraordinary year it's been!
I feel so fortunate to have reconnected New Orleans with the descendants of one of the most prominent founding families.
Please join Andrew Hopkins and me for a final walkthrough,
this Sunday, Oct. 13 at 2PM
at the Cabildo
If you're a Friends of the Cabildo or the Louisiana Museum Foundation member, admission is complimentary.
(If not, please consider joining to support these organizations.)
Otherwise expect a nominal entrance fee.
With this final walkthrough, Andrew and I will be sharing stories and reminiscing the highlights of the last few years that have involved the remarkable Pontalba family, who today live in their family chateau in France, where their ancestors have been living since 1805.
Afterwards, come by at 4PM:
cocktails in my courtyard
Join me in a toast to
Charles Edouard and Isabelle,
Baron and Baroness de Pontalba
and their son Pierre....
without them none of this
would have ever happened!
(The Pontalba's are in France & not attending)
In order to prepare properly, please let me know if are coming by Friday, October 11. RSVP here!
A Few Memories!
Reconnecting the Pontalba Family to Louisiana has been a highlight of my life.
Help Preserve our Early Louisiana History
Word is spreading amongst historians, major learning institutions, and cultural supporters to develop the next chapter for Maison Chenal.
Here's why it's worth saving.
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Bayside Enters New Era!
New family to own and care for this historic gem.
Previously in Roane family for nearly 90 years
I'm excited to announce that Bayside Plantation has sold. And with this sale, a few important things have happened.
1) Working with my broker Tracy Talbot, founder of Talbot Historic Properties, we successfully balanced the interests of both the buyer and seller as dual agent for $775,000.
2) Well-preserved historic homes command higher prices - and by setting a new high market value for the Teche Country region, you can expect that this bodes well for other historic homes and for the strength of that market.
We also believe that historic homes offer the buyer a more satisfying living experience. Bayside has been well-maintained. Built in 1850, the home is on the National Historic Register and sits on 11.8 acres along Bayou Teche. The house is surrounded by a grove of ancient live oaks draped in Spanish moss. Further, many architectural details remain intact.
3) We are thrilled Bayside Plantation's new owners are throughly committed to the future care of this exceptionally beautiful home and property!
To read more about Bayside and the sale of this incredible property, click here. If you yearn for a historic home, please be in touch. Note my contact information at the bottom of every page of my website.
TWIN OAKS GREEK REVIVAL HOME For Sale
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