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home and away [Dec. 6th, 2010|01:50 pm]
Daniel A
[Current Location |Bristol]
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[music |Damh the Bard - Oak, Broom, And Meadowsweet ]

After an epic journey back to the north-west of England from 150 miles east of Aberdeen after an extra few snowy days (unplanned) offshore, I am now in Bristol (Via Liverpool for The Mediaeval Baebes concert and briefly at home in Chester).
Both The Watershed and Arnolfini are doing mulled cider, most appreciated in this weather.
A quick roving lunch at the meadow on the drive down Sunday afternoon and today started with a fine full breakfast at Source and a quick caffeine fix.
I also at long last have the ingredients for a grey-squirrel casserole, tomorrow will be an interesting day in the kitchen back at home. My rationale is that I might have to control the squirrel population down at the meadow - particularly with a nuttery, heritage varieties orchard and a few hundred young trees being established. I would rather consider a productive method of management that involves me taking an active role in the food chain...

It's trying to snow here, not much, but it's stuck lightly like icing sugar on a cake. A moderate amount of Xmas shopping done - Cabot Circus and the rest of Bristol's streets being bearable on a cold December morning.
I might consider a route home via a stop at Uffington Hill and Oxfordshire.
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[User Picture]From: valkyriekaren
2010-12-06 01:59 pm (UTC)
Let me know how the squirrel turns out - sounds interesting. What recipe are you going to use? It's likely to be very lean so you might want to use some bacon or pancetta with it to round out the flavours.
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[User Picture]From: strangerover
2010-12-06 02:08 pm (UTC)
Apparently a little more gamey than rabbit...
A simple chuck stuff in a lidded casserole dish with lid and maybe a bit of stout or red wine thrown in with vegetables...
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