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Sunday, July 02, 2006

Who Killed Bambi

So what did you think of? Disney movie or Sex Pistols song?
What a day, up at the crack of dawn (yes the sun rises around 9.30am this time of year in New Zealand, I challenge you to prove any different) to go to the hamilton farmers market and then the garden centre where Julia nearly got hospitalised slipping on a path covered in ice. The garden centre manager is now fully aware of my thoughts on maintaining safe environments for his customers (if only we lived in the U.S.A. I would probably be looking at purchasing a yacht right now). Then planting and digging all day. Cauliflower, cabbage and brussel sprouts in the 'winter garden', tulips, daffodils and freesias in the 'spring garden' and strawberries in our newly acquired strawberry tree planter. It was an absolute ripper of a Hamilton winters day, frost the night before and then perfect cloud free weather all weekend long. Bravo!



Venison
Oil, pepper and sear your venison in a hot pan and then cook in a preheated oven at 180C/355F for 15-20 mins for rare (please don't cook it any other way except rare, you heathens). Remove from the oven and stand covered in foil for 10 mins. Carve and serve on hot plates with steamed baby vegetables, potato gratin, roasted baby turnips and brussel sprouts. Dress with a prepared meat glaze, this one was venison glaze from Gourmet Direct the venison came from the same place. I strongly recommend this company, the quality of their products is outstanding (and no, they did not pay me to say that).

8 Comments:

At 8:02 PM, Anonymous Kate said...

sex pistols of course

 
At 8:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

psst: I have your lamb rump in my freezer - will ransom for leftover parmiagana

 
At 6:43 PM, Blogger startrekker said...

i rather like square plates

 
At 2:44 AM, Anonymous plk said...

plant some beets

 
At 8:25 AM, Anonymous jules said...

i did try beets a couple of years back and they turned out great, problem is i dont have a lot of room at the moment, we dont know where the pool is going to go so i havent put the vege beds in...

 
At 9:58 AM, Blogger blerv said...

what kind of winter is it if you can spend more than 2 minutes ouside before freezing, let alone plant shit in your yard? that's right - not a winter at all. stop complaining plz.

 
At 5:59 AM, Blogger blerv said...

p.s. that meat looks too juicy to be true.

 
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