[Homestead] acquired tastes; was: apologies
lurine at softcom.net
Fri Dec 12 00:19:38 EST 2008
Milk and acorns! And, don't confine them. If they graze/browse they are
very tender and yummy!
Now, if that wild boar was old and they ran the beejeebers out of him to
kill him (which frequently happens), then that is why the meat was yuck!
Also, some hunters shouldn't be allowed near any animal. By the time they
finish futzing with it and half the time don't get it bled correctly, the
meat isn't even fit for dog food!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rebecca Lewinski" <rebas_own at hotmail.com>
> you guys overwhelmed my inbox over the last week, so I deleted most
> everything and started fresh! But I did catch Leslie's pig story and how
> the old boy tasted. Maybe someone here knows what to feed a pig to make
> it tasty? They can be nassssty.
> Traveling years ago through Italy, the spouse bought what he considered a
> treat - prosciutto made with wild boar meat (hunting is very popular
> there). Couldn't beat the setting, it was one of those achingly romantic
> little walled towns, and of all things, the public square we had chosen to
> picnic in was the setting for a fashion shoot for wedding apparrel.
> Spouse lovingly poured out some wine, then slathered some sort of soft
> cheese on crispbread, decking it with some of the prosciutto which he
> declared to be the best he'd ever tasted. I took the proffered treat,
> smiled into his eyes, chomped down on the snack...
> ...and it was everything I could do not to spit it back out. Damn meat
> was as close to licking a smelly armpit as I ever wish to get. Absolutely
> pure noxious b.o. in taste.
> Good thing there was a whole bottle of wine to go through, it took a few
> glasses to wash the taste out. Spouse was seriously disappointed in me
> (not the first or the last time), but then again he did get to have the
> whole slab of meat to himself.
> off to go bring what's left of my tomatoes in and move my potted galangal
> into the garage (can't get galangal around here unless you grow it--I have
> a potted kaffir lime tree too. We like Thai flavors in our food). I had
> hoped to goose the tomatoes along under their plastic tent through
> Christmas, but even with water jugs placed under the tent, I don't think I
> can keep them from cold damage. The temp's set to drop into the low 20s
> over the next few days, along with some pretty brisk winds.
> In case I don't get back online for awhile, happy Solstice (yay-longer
> days soon) and happy holidays to all
> -Rebecca in the great Northwest
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