October 04, 2014

Schweinebraten

 
Ingredients
  • Pork loin -- 4 to 6 pounds
  • Caraway seeds -- 2 tablespoons
  • Salt -- 1 tablespoon
  • Pepper -- 2 teaspoons
  • Oil -- 2 tablespoons
  • Onions, roughly chopped -- 3
  • Carrots, roughly chopped -- 3
  • Water, stock, white wine or beer -- 1 cup

The meal was ok but not the same as I had in Germany.

The meat had ok flavor but was too lean and not as flavorful as I remember.

It had to be the pork loin I was using.

I did some research and the proper cut of pork was not a loin but a boneless pork butt or shoulder. This cut has more fat and is more flavorful.
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I found this interesting recipe below.  I went on a European site and found the juniper berries.  One week from today I will add the new photos. 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound carrots, diced roughly
  • 3 small onions, diced
  • Salt -- 1 tablespoon
  • Pepper -- 2 teaspoons
  • 5-6 pound pork roast from the neck
  • Handful of Cloves
  • Handful of Juniper berries
  • 2 cups (500ml) vegetable stock
  • 1/2 dark Weissbier

September 30, 2014

You Can Lead A Horse To Water...............

It was 1pm last Saturday.  The contest was officially over for one hour.  I sent my daughter Anna to pick up the log book and the three rod and reel combos I had purchased for the contest.
I had sponsored a fishing contest for kids in my hometown.  The rod/reel combos had been displayed at the local supermarket for one month.  This was the length of the contest.  The contest was advertized in the local paper.  I had checked the status of the kids that had joined every weekend during the contest.  I was quite disappointed with the results on each check of the ledger.  There were no entries.
Anna brought home the ledger and the prizes.  Not a single kid had entered.  It made me kinda sad.  Over the last few years I have been speaking at schools and was trying to get the word out to the kids in the area about fishing.  I added up the number of schools I presented at and estimated the number of kids I spread my message to.  The number was over 10,000 kids including the Madison Fishing Expo presentations.  I was trying to plant the seed about the great outdoors.  I wanted kids to get out there and get out from behind those hand held games and notebooks.
I was to hand out the rod/reel combos at the Sunday of Apple Festival at 3:30pm at the Sportsman's Club Tent.  There were no entries in my ledger.  I had NO ONE to hand out the sweet Pflueger Spirit Rod/Reel combos out to!  They were valued at $100.00 each.
Sunday morning came and I was still scratching my head about the contest.  It dawned upon me that hands on fishing is truly the only way to really hook kids on fishing.  The most successful way to get kids into fishing is to literally go with them like teacher Dan Pulvermacher of Muscoda does every summer with Riverdale Schools.
The presentation route plants the seed but without a family member or a "super" teacher like Dan Pulvermacher the seed goes unwatered and the seed will not grow.



But you can't make them drink!!!

September 29, 2014

Over Weekend

Sold books and signed them over the weekend in Gays Mills. Sold quite a few books and talked about my favorite subject lots. I accumulated a couple gifts on Sunday. I now have a 8 foot Orvis 7 weight rod from Jeff Way and I also have three wonderful six packs of German Beer from Tim Arland. Thanks Tim and TJ and thanks Jeff!