All year round, they give information about the life of their village. Today, they present their favorite recipe.
Nicole Cullen is a reporter for Rollins since 2001. Passionate about history, she enjoys telling the story of her adopted village. “ I was born in Limousin where I spent the first 7 years of my life “. In 1955, Nicole and her parents moved to Paris and completed her education. There she will meet Daniel, her husband, who works in Orsav, like her. In 1974, the couple received a transfer to Carcassonne. Two years later, Nicole and Daniel bought land in Rollin, on which they built the house in which they have lived since 1976. The village, in which they are fully invested. “ I created the library and volunteered among them 1988 and 2016. I read there for the kids and I have hotlines “. Nicole also established the Parents’ Association for the Village School and Hiking Club in 2004, which then offered walking tours around the village. “ The idea was to get everyone involved. Also, I suggested two circuits, one short for seniors and one longer, and we all met on the way to finish together “. Friendly, dynamic and enthusiastic, Nicole knows how to marvel at the simple things with her sense of humor.
She is now retired, and has a busy and well-organized schedule : Cycling with her friends twice a week (about forty kilometers), music lessons twice a week and rehearsing twice a week in my two music groups where Nicole plays the saxophone. “ In music school, I play with young people, there are several mixed generations. Sitting behind the desk, the age difference no longer exists, they bring me a lot and I hope to do the same for them. The music is approaching. Everything we do together brings us closer “. And, obviously, cycling with Nicole is also a story to share. With his grandson Leo and daughter-in-law Geraldine, it covers all three kilometers each summer, wheels and bicycle trailers full of camping gear. “ In 2020, we did Carcassonne / Sète next to the canal. In 2021, Arcachon / Hendaye, ie 400 kilometers in a short week. We are camping and my daughter-in-law organizes everything “. This summer’s program is still uncertain : Castles of the Loire or Toulouse / Bordeaux via the Garonne Canal ?
What Nicole prefers in her reporter’s activity ? Make photos and articles in honor of the personalities of his community. And since 2001, Nicole has collected all of her stories she had written and hung them in small notebooks: Rollin’s History Through L’Indépendant . Articles. “ I wish the same retirement to everyone ‘, she laughs.
Correspondent Cooking Recipe – Rollins – Limousine Flognarde with Apple from Nicole Collin
“I’ve always had relationships with limousines, and we go there about every two months.” It’s also the limousine recipe that Nicole chose to serve, the Flognard recipe. Don’t say it’s clafoutis with apples, because clafoutis with cherries. “This cake is a little like in the whole country: a peasant’s recipe with leftovers from the farm, a recipe for the poor with what’s available.”
5 tablespoons flour
8 tablespoons of sugar
a pinch of salt
3 to 5 apples
A little fresh cream if needed.
In the oven at 180 degrees for 40 minutes.
“ I’ve always had relationships with limousines, and we go there every two months or so. “…Moreover, it’s the limousine recipe that Nicole chose to serve, and it’s the phlognard recipe. Not to mention it’s clafoutis with apples, because clafoutis, it’s the cherry so good.” This cake is somewhat similar in all campaigns : A recipe for farmers with leftovers from the farm, a recipe for the poor with what is available “.Ingredients : 4 eggs; 5 tablespoons of flour 8 tablespoons of sugar 1/4 milk a pinch of salt; 3 to 5 apples. A little fresh cream if needed. In the oven at 180 degrees for 40 Minutes.