The Hubnugget Trio's new direction!

With our nugget-pickers team shrinking down to a mere trio we, Patty (Sci-Pi) the Kitty (RedElf) and I (Zsuzsy Bee) were concerned that the quality of nuggets being offered would stay the same top rate as before. To make sure that we would still be able to recognize and deliver the tastiest hubnuggets, we were found to be brainstorming around the pool. After a second batch of ‘zipp-e-dee-hubba-doodah’ Margarita’s we came up with this great idea. We, Patty, the kitty and I, were going to go back to school… to cooking school that is. France, Germany, Italy and the US to start with, then Greece, India, Scotland (who will be able to resist Haggis if made just right?) … Every year we would dedicate and learn about some of the world specialties.


Chef Patty
Chef Patty
Chef Kitty
Chef Kitty
Chef Zsuzsy Bee
Chef Zsuzsy Bee

After running our idea by Hubpages, they were really enthusiastic and thought it would be a great asset for us to train in every aspect of ‘nugget-gourmet-ing’. We got the okay to sign up for the Cordon Bleu course offered in the middle of Paris. Hubpages headquarters generously booked us a suite of rooms, you guessed right, the Paris Hilton… (what a brainless blonde had to do with our rooms I haven’t figured out yet…)

We booked our plane tickets, we packed our bags and we were off. I think Patty and Kitty included a French dictionary. I was totally exited to be able to practice my European French again which differs a bit from the mixture that is commonly used here in Canada.

Eiffel Tower here we come--- watch out Paris, the Wild-Trio is on it's way---


A.M.
A.M.
C.S.
C.S.
A.J.
A.J.

Meanwhile back in old Califonee-i-eh

To assure our progress Maddie, Simone and Jason the ‘Hubnugget-team-Headoffice-Big-Wigs’ were to use the hubbertise to fly in whenever there was some tasting to be done… every weekend for the duration of our oh so intense cooking course.

All three looked a little perturbed when this task was set in front of them. They really thought that this was the worst job… but there really is no limit to what the Hubpages team will do for the hubbers.

To make it official Hubpages headquarters called for a press conference, and following this major announcement, they granted Special Correspondent Ripplemaker from W-HUBN TV an exclusive live interview in the am with A.M. (Admiral Maddie), with A.J. (short for Admiral Jason) and C.S. (Commander Simone).

A.J.‘s first comment as he shrugged his shoulders in his usual ‘taking-life’s-lumps-with-dignity’ was “It’s a dirty, dirty and tough job but we will do whatever it takes to deliver an offering of just perfectly perfect hubnuggets. If this is what it will take then so be it.” He then continued on to explain “We, the Hubpages team, have had extensive training and we will grin and bare the hardships of taking a zip over to Paris week after week. We will set our personal lives on hold and check out the night clubs in Par… I meant to say... We will do this just to make sure that our three nugget-pickers Patty, RedElf and Zsuzsy have really gotten the most out of their Cordon Bleu edumacation.”

Special Correspondent Ripplemaker then asked the crucial question "What made Hubpages think that the Hubnugget-picker-team needed to go to cooking school?" After a short pause A.M. continued on “The very prestigious Cordon Bleu school of cooking has been specializing for years now on Chicken Cordon Bleu it is just a very short step to what we call nuggets... and the school has guaranteed that the nugget-picker trio will know and recognize every style, every recipe of nugget-cook-e-ring they teach.”

"All of the school worldwide will be able to add onto this new way and exciting way of recognizing a possible hub-nugget-wannabe" and then "Thank you, that is all for now, as we see the results we'll let you know more" is how C.S. finished off the interview.

A.J. was heard to whisper to A.M. “I’m hungry, when’s dinner can we leave on the hubbertise now? Will they be pairing the wine with our ‘to-taste-meals?”

A.M. and C.S., both were resigned to their fate of tasters (that used to be a dangerous job) but they seemed to be more concerned about the shopping opportunities in Paris. As Special Correspondent Ripplemaker when leaving the office observed them head to head in front of the big screened computer compiling a list of :

  • have to, have to go to shops
  • maybe’s
  • would be nice to get to

and

  • absolutely, if we have the time

Dishy Chef Jacques
Dishy Chef Jacques
Me... Soul-mates? What do you think?
Me... Soul-mates? What do you think?

Meanwhile in Paris!

Classes at the school were a lot of fun... Kitty got her fill of heavy cream on several occasions, Sci-Pi went at the lessons with her usual Scientific mind, she was totally impressed with the nitro-freezing techniques and I... well, I fell in love with the dishy head Chef Jacques. (Something to do with the air in Paris even though it wasn't spring) Je ne sais pas pourquois... (I do not know why)

first efforts!

Les six Moyeux suivants étaient sur le menu pour les dégustateurs de siège social le premier week-end à Paris (oooops I meant to say,) The following six Hubs were on the menu for the headquarter tasters for their first weekend in Paris.


Which one of this week's Holidays and Celebrations nominees is your favorite?

  • 4% The Easter Bunny, Santa Claus, and the Meaning of Holidays
  • 8% Crayfish party- a fun and tasty Swedish tradition!
  • 22% Revelling in the snow
  • 20% The Man's Guide to Thank You Notes
  • 31% Quinceanera Party Themes
  • 14% Challah For The Holidays
49 people have voted in this poll.

This poll is now closed to voting.

Getting back to my story!

Yup, I fell head over heels for the Head Chef at the school... Do you believe in love at first sight? You have to admit, no matter what, this looks like a match made in heaven.


Second batch is ready for tasting!

(SHHHH I don't want to say this too loud, but I know for sure the headquarters 'big wigs' were really impressed with the first week's choice menu... I overheard them chatting... don't tell on me...)

I bet this week's offering is going to please the palate of the tasting team also.


Which one of this week's Gender and Relationships nominees is your favorite?

  • 6% Domestic violence: When will we put an end to it?
  • 26% Opposites Attract -- But Do They Match?
  • 21% Being Okay With Being Single
  • 21% The Risk it Takes To Bloom - An Exploration of Being Woman
  • 3% The 3 B's
  • 24% Writing Those Troublesome Wedding Vows
34 people have voted in this poll.

This poll is now closed to voting.

Ahhhh! Mon amour!

I could sit here and watch his nibble fingers create dishes after dishes.... Ahhhhh, such skills, such great mastery, his technique ahhhh. Did I tell you yet that I'm in love?

Non, non, non aucun jour-rêvant est permis dans ma classe Zsuzsy Bee... dishy Chef Jaques screeched at me. (No, no, no, no daydreaming is allowed in my class ....) For some reason the bottom of this heavenly match seems to be getting thinner and thinner (what an annoying voice)

The third batch is ready! Come and gett'um!

Yup A.M. C.S. and A.J. were really pleased with our continued great offerings.

Lets go for three for three. ...

Which one of this week's Religion and Philosophy nominees is your favorite?

  • 59% Growing Stronger Through Desert Experiences
  • 16% The Spear of Destiny: The Holy Lance of Longinus
  • 14% The Shocking Tale of the African Viking God, and the questions that followed...
  • 8% Wheels of Our Destiny
  • 4% Paranormal Information for Anyone
  • 0% Sacred Chants & Prayers
51 people have voted in this poll.

This poll is now closed to voting.

We the Tourists in Paris!

On our afternoons and evening off from school, we spent around Paris doing the regular touristy things. The Louvre, the Champs-Élysées, naturally the Eiffel Tower, the Cathedrals on almost every street.... fantastique... Paris enchanted us all with its magic.

Then one evening I suggested that we visit the Coq d'or, a small little Jazz cellar that I knew of on Rue Sainte Martin. Everyone was enthusiastic we, Patty (Sci-Pi) with her date Ringo, RedElf the Kitty with her beau Garfield. I went solo as my heart was still lost (you thought I was going to say San Franscisco... haha, gotcha)


Guess who was jamming at the Jazz cellar... THE Swedish Chef
Guess who was jamming at the Jazz cellar... THE Swedish Chef

We sat down, the jamming was in full swing and I fell in love...


(The Swe--DISH Chef--- aaaahhh what a sweet dish)

The winners have been determined!

Holidays and Celebrations (49 total votes)

Gender and Relationships (34 total votes)

  • Opposites Attract -- But Do They Match? (9 votes, 26%)
  • Writing Those Troublesome Weding Vows (8 votes, 24%)

Religion and Philosophy (51 total votes)


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Zsuzsy Bee 5 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Support Med., we did enjoy the cooking school.

regards Zsuzsy


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Support Med. 5 years ago from Michigan

Enjoy cooking school!! Voted/rated.


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shazwellyn 6 years ago from Great Britain

yes.. yes.. I believe you ZB - millions wouldnt !


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Hiya Storyteller, I'm always glad when you drop by for a visit. Coffee, Tea?

I always have more fun than anyone should have writing all the 'nonsense nugget hubs' but what always boggles my mind is of how much amazing writing is being done here on hubpages.

hope you and the family are well (by the way, love the new avatar)

regards Zsuzsy


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Storytellersrus 6 years ago from Stepping past clutter

ZZB, you have a full time job on your hands... Congratulations! I need to read hubnuggets more often. They inspire me. I will have to find the new batch. I also like the hub hopping aspect, because I never know what I will find. I plan to take that October 6th class to figure out where I wish to go with all of this hubbing. Thanks for oiling the institution.


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

The winners have been determined!

Holidays and Celebrations (49 total votes)

* Quinceanera Party Themes (15 votes, 31%)

* Revelling in the snow (11 votes, 22%)

* The Man's Guide to Thank You Notes (10 votes, 20%)

Gender and Relationships (34 total votes)

* Opposites Attract -- But Do They Match? (9 votes, 26%)

* Writing Those Troublesome Wedding Vows (8 votes, 24%)

* Being Okay With Being Single (7 votes, 21%)

Religion and Philosophy (51 total votes)

* Growing Stronger Through Desert Experiences (30 votes, 59%)

* The Spear of Destiny: The Holy Lance of Longinus (8 votes, 16%)

* The Shocking Tale of the African Viking God, and the questions that followed... (7 votes, 14%)

Congrats to all the winners and runners up. Keep the great nuggets coming.

kindest regards Zsuzsy


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

bayoulady, glad you were able to read all the hubs because they were all great. thanks for voting too.

hope you're well regards Zsuzsy


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA

Great choices Zsuzy! Took all evening, but I've read and votedin all categories!


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

KoffeeKlatch Gals thank you for reading and for voting. So glad you come by to share our weekly adventures.

hope you're well

regards Zsuzsy


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

DjBryle, the new hubnuggeteers and I thank you for reading and for voting.

always glad when you stop by

regards Zsuzsy


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

Voted up and awesome. It sounds like you guys had a ball. Looking forward to seeing more results from the trip.


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DjBryle 6 years ago from Somewhere in the LINES of your MIND, and HOPEFULLY at the RIPPLES of your HEART. =)

Very delightful! I have read and voted too! Congratulations to all the nominees, and to Zsuzsy for a very tasteful presentation of hubs!


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Adrienne, always glad when you drop in for a visit. I always have a hard time deciding on just one hub to vote for.

Thanks for reading and for voting

regards Zsuzsy


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Thanks Audrey for taking the time to read and to vote.

The new hubbers and I thank you.

hope you're well

regards Zsuzsy


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adrienne2 6 years ago from Atlanta

What a wonderful story...love the way you weaved the story in and out, kept my attention to the end. Ok now time to vote.


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

Great display of hubs, wonderful banter (as always) and voted!


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Ripplemaker I have difficulties deciding each and every week.

It's amazing how many talented people write on hubpages.

take care

Zsuzsy


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ripplemaker 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

HI BT..nice to see you!!!

Hi Zsuzsy, I enjoyed the hubs and had a difficult time voting! As usual...

Hello Hubbers, thank you for voting and supporting the Hubnuggets!

It's a wondrous day. Celebrate life with joy! Whhheeeee..


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Hiya B.T. party time is on come on and join us. An awesome bunch of nuggets once again this week, don't you think...

hope your horse is still keeping you on the right track...

kindest regards Zsuzsy


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B.T. Evilpants 6 years ago from Hell, MI

Dangit! I knew you guys were saving the really fun stuff for after I left! Are there HubNugget alumni plane tickets available? Please? I voted and everything.


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

De Greek, you sure have a way with words, hahaha '... not the one for peasants' :)

Yum... onion soup and mille-feuille just what I feel like... I just love flaky pastry especially with the air light custard filling that the French are so famous for.

a few more week at Cordon Bleu school and we will be able to make our own too

hope you're well

kindest regards Zsuzsy


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Tom Cullen, quite tasty offerings once again this week. The new hubbers and I thank you for reading and for voting.

regards Zsuzsy


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

megmccormick, we're having adventures alright... some just seem a bit more fun than other...

Keep the great hubs coming and we will read them. Don't forget to promote your hub to all your family and friends. They can vote for your hub even if they're not hubpages members.

regards Zsuzsy


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

fetty, thank you for your kind comment. Did you remember to vote?

See you around hubpages

regards Zsuzsy


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Special Correspondent Ripplemaker extra ordinaire... woooow what a biiiig title for a little girl like you.

Always glad when you flit in and spread your good cheer.

take care

Zsuzsy


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

RedElf, hello Kitty same question for you... did you get your home work done? Or were you out dancing with Garfield the cat till all hours of the night (just like Patty and Ringo... ooooops I didn't mean to mention that)

see ya in class

Zsuzsy


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Twenty One Days thanks for reading the hubs... and remember to vote

regards Zsuzsy


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Commander Simone, how nice of you to drop in... I just noticed it's just for the food... here I thought you came to visit us... hahaha

regards Zsuzsy


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Ah Chef Patty did you get your homework assigned by the monsterous Chef Jacques done yet? I'm struggling with part 4...

see you in class

Zsuzsy


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK

At the Intercontinental Hotel (the one in the city centre, not the one for peasants), you will be able to taste the best onion soup in the world. Don't forget to finish off with the best mille-feuille in the world :-)))


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Tom Cullen 6 years ago from Livonia, Michigan

These were all tasty. I'm absolutely stuffed! I managed to push myself away from the great offerings to vote, though.


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megmccormick 6 years ago from Utah

What a great adventure you all are my Hubpage role models and thanks for the Hubnugget nomination!


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fetty 6 years ago from South Jersey

Charming way to introduce this weeks hubnuggets. Viva Francais. Thanks for adding to our reading pleasure. Truly creative hub.


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ripplemaker 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

What a fantastique story Ms. Zsuszy! :) woohooo... On my way to announce the hubnugget trio's adventure and the nominees of course!


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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada

I managed to stash some secret recipes away in my carry-on. I just happened to be licking..um I mean washing the cream from the desert dishes when Chef Jacques was opening the combination to the recipe vault, and well, I couldn't resist a quick peek!

Read, voted and rated! An excellent appetizer Chef Bee!


Twenty One Days 6 years ago

did i just hear the words 'delicious food'?


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Simone Smith 6 years ago from San Francisco

The long flight is DEFINITELY worth it. Anything is worth it in the name of delicious food!!


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Patty Inglish, MS 6 years ago from North America

Zee cooking-school expe-diction is magnifique!

I carry zee tiny chalkboard, unable to speak, but loving to read zee lovely French and write a few tiny words. I will become known as The Mute Chef of zee unspoken secrets, voila!

Read, voted, rated, Facebooked, and many more. And ready to present new dishes to HQ!

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