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Offline Sergeant Rock

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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #1220 on: March 25, 2008, 06:58:10 AM »
Back in 2004 we spent a few days and nights in the Colmar region...

So did we!...2004. That's when we bought a case of that Schoenenbourg Riesling. We spent nights in Ribeauville and Kayersberg and visited Riquewihr and Colmar. I'll dig out some of my photographs and post them later.

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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #1221 on: March 25, 2008, 07:26:19 AM »

MN Dave

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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #1222 on: March 26, 2008, 09:07:10 AM »
Your basic Greek salad.

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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #1223 on: March 26, 2008, 08:12:33 PM »
Had this one for dinner, and salad with tomato, English cucumber, bib lettuce and some green olives stuffed with garlic, tossed with garlic-flavoured Greek olive oil and French Tarragon wine vinegar:

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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #1224 on: March 29, 2008, 06:40:34 AM »
On Bogey's request, heart of pig with fingerlings and cognac:



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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #1226 on: March 30, 2008, 02:29:19 PM »
On Bogey's request, heart of pig with fingerlings and cognac:


Allan - the final pic looks pretty good!  ;D  Did you enjoy the dish?  I'm not into 'solid' organs much anymore, but used to 'sample' kidneys, heart, & sweetbreads; still love the latter (as does my wife), but just don't order the dishes anymore -  :D

Tonight a 'special' @ my local 'Mountain Bistro' - elk tenderloin grilled medium rare w/ a salad & asparagus + a couple of glasses of Pinot Noir - have not had this 'animal' in a while - delicious - a little more mild & tender than the venison that I often have there!  :)


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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #1227 on: March 30, 2008, 06:18:23 PM »
Sonic,

I did enjoy the dish.  I actually loved it. The heart has a mild porky taste and the texture is awsome.  Very smooth and velvety and tender.  I also tried out a kidney dish but I didn't really enjoy that one.  I'm sure I overcooked them because they were rubbery as all hell.  I love sweetbreads too.  I always order them but I've never tried cooking with them myself.  I'll have to work on that.


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« Reply #1228 on: March 30, 2008, 06:52:36 PM »
- elk tenderloin grilled medium rare

This majestic animal does look great in it's habitat, where he belongs - not on anybody's dinner plate!  :'(

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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #1229 on: March 31, 2008, 01:38:41 AM »
This majestic animal does look great in it's habitat, where he belongs - not on anybody's dinner plate!  :'(

Also the collision can be rather majestic when you hit the animal with a car. Too many of those up here, a real hazard. Plus they carry a certain bug (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lipoptena_cervi) - a real nuisance, keeps many people out of forests and hence mushrooms and berries remain unpicked.

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« Reply #1230 on: March 31, 2008, 06:39:28 AM »
Hello Matti!  :-*

Good to have you back, even if we disagree a bit. Shouldn't go fishing either, should you? But then what would you feed your visitors from foreign countries?  ???

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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #1231 on: March 31, 2008, 08:25:43 AM »
sunflower seeds...left over from Purim.  hahaha  They're addictive!! >:D

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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #1233 on: March 31, 2008, 09:03:56 AM »
Also the collision can be rather majestic when you hit the animal with a car. Too many of those up here, a real hazard. Plus they carry a certain bug (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lipoptena_cervi) - a real nuisance, keeps many people out of forests and hence mushrooms and berries remain unpicked.

Lis - Matti is right about these large hoofed beasts & cars - below a pic of a female (not a bull!) moose collision w/ a car (driver escaped unhurt, amazingly); so, best to get some of these animals off the streets and onto our dinner plates -  ;D   Dave


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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #1234 on: March 31, 2008, 10:31:11 AM »
Lis - Matti is right about these large hoofed beasts & cars - below a pic of a female (not a bull!) moose collision w/ a car (driver escaped unhurt, amazingly); so, best to get some of these animals off the streets and onto our dinner plates -  ;D   Dave



Because the elk have overpopulated other areas, authorities have relocated some of the them to Michigan.  There is a regular hunting season for them.  My brother-in-law got one a few years ago.

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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #1235 on: March 31, 2008, 12:17:20 PM »
I'm just off to the shops to see what looks good,I've never seen elk tenderloin for sale at my market, We will have to settle for halibut.

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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #1236 on: March 31, 2008, 02:03:42 PM »
Because the elk have overpopulated other areas, authorities have relocated some of the them to Michigan.  There is a regular hunting season for them.  My brother-in-law got one a few years ago.

Hi Anne - same event happening in the western part of North Carolina - NC Elk - not sure 'how many' are currently here, but they are reproducing at surprisingly high rates - deer is by far the most popular sport animal in this state (and a common cause of car collisions, over 17,000 in 2005!) - I often order venison at that restuarant mentioned, although there is a superb North Carolina trout offering (another fav of mine!) - last night, another special was a blackened wahoo fish (pic below - BTW, the human is not me!  ;)), which really tempted me, but decided on the the elk -  :D




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« Reply #1237 on: March 31, 2008, 02:04:14 PM »
Pretty tame.

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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #1238 on: March 31, 2008, 03:34:03 PM »
Hi Anne - same event happening in the western part of North Carolina - NC Elk - not sure 'how many' are currently here, but they are reproducing at surprisingly high rates - deer is by far the most popular sport animal in this state (and a common cause of car collisions, over 17,000 in 2005!) - I often order venison at that restuarant mentioned, although there is a superb North Carolina trout offering (another fav of mine!) - last night, another special was a blackened wahoo fish (pic below - BTW, the human is not me!  ;)), which really tempted me, but decided on the the elk -  :D





Beautiful picture of that fish!  Deer hunting is very popular in N. Michigan.  Some businesses simply close on opening day (Nov. 15).

One year my husband had an encounter with a deer 3 days before hunting season on the highway.  Deer came from the side of the highway to cross it but not enough time.  Result?  Deer attempted to jump over the car, didn't make it and slammed into the driver's windshield creating a 24-inch diameter hole right in the middle of the glass.  Ever wonder why the glass in the windshield of a vehicle is made of 2 pieces of glass with a layer of plastic sandwiched in the middle?  The deer stayed outside the vehicle but the front seat had a lot of deer hair.  My husband was fine. 

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« Reply #1239 on: March 31, 2008, 04:46:48 PM »
In New Brunswick where my daughter lives, deer and esp. elk encounters of the too close kind are the most common cause of road fatality. An elk is like a cow on giraffe legs so when you hit it, the body is level with the windshield. At high speed, the car is positively decapitated.

This  is a young male

And this is an old one: .