Friday, October 30, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree" Emily Bronte
“Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.”- Rabindranath Tagore
Like the tree streches its branches and speaks to the winds of wisdom so has another autumn arrived for us to reflect upon.....
“Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.” - Sir Winston Churchill
Sunday, October 25, 2009
1 to 3 lb. Boned Wild Boar meat
125 - 250 ml Port wine
2 Cloves of garlic, minced
125 – 250 ml olive oil
3 Spring onions, diced
64 to 200 grams sliced or slivered almonds
Cut boar meat into thin slices. In a bowl, blend port wine and garlic and Herbs de Provence. Marinate meat for 4 hours. Heat olive oil in a cast iron skillet/pan. Mix meat, almonds and onions for 4-8 minutes, until done.
2 tbsp. butter
3 tbsp. flour
3 1/2 Cups of double cream (or heavy cream)
Optional: 2 tbsp cognac or sherry
Use some of the water from boiling the Chantarelles and mix it with the cream.
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper....
Let simmer for 20 - 25 minutes
Serve with rosted potatoes and/or grilled vegetables.
What type of wine would I pair this dinner with?
Very likely a Brunello from Tuscany, Italy - for its smoothness with flavors of rosted chestnuts, plum, and earth which is a good match and excellent with game...
If, not........Well, well, well...would you then care for a glass of Grappa???
Saturday, October 24, 2009
A Tantalus for your travels - most important
The Duke of Wellington.....
The Duke of Wellington used campaign furniture on his expeditions. Today , I suppose it is rare and rather collectible. "Under Canvas" - a simple life - around the globe.