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Jun 25, 2010

Poetry, Fruit Liquors & Irish coffee

Category:Kitchen Blog 
Posted by: goji

Last Monday night saw the first of several poetry explorations of the work of poets from around the world. Fynn Stirm, our local poet in residence, shared the work of Fernando Pessoa from Portugal . An informal group enjoyed to listen to his work and his unusual life story, and to share some wine and a small buffet laid on for the evening

Next Monday we will hear about Christy Brown from Ireland (played by Daniel Day Lewis in the acclaimed film ‘My Left Foot’) Why not come along…its free entrance….and a  glass of wine and some delicious food will cost you only £5

I was thinking whether to do some Irish recipes…what comes to mind/ Soda Bread, Irish stew…Boxty. Boxty?

At any rate we will have some Irish coffee on the go……you know; hot coffee served in a glass with some whiskey in the bottom and a thick layer of fresh cream floating on the top

Meanwhile in the kitchen Paul has made his first batch of Pavola’s and tomorrow we are going to fill them with cream and fresh strawberries. Paul says he likes his meringue to be hard all the way through, but I think it should be crisp on the outside and then slightly chewy inside.  They are drying out in the oven overnight, so let’s hope they are good and we will see .

They will really complement one of our Chase fruit liquors we have just added to the menu. Made with English potato vodka …..that’s unique…and their own hand picked organic fruit…...and apparently Chase just scooped a top world prize for their vodka in the Spirit’s championship held in San Fran.

And in the Goji garden the purple kohl rabi is ready. I think I have to put them on this weekend’s menu freshly sautéed with some butter and lemon. Our own strawberries have not yet made it to Goji…….they are just too irresistible. But more are on the way.

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