Wednesday, September 24, 2008

What Washington Eats Wednesdays: Sarah Palin


Have you ever been to Alaska? I have. It's rustic, beautiful, and desolate. It's a different world from the rest of the United States. They have weird animals, like the Musk Ox. They have things called the honey pot (think bathroom, not food). And they have Sarah Palin.

In the interest of full disclosure, I'm not a fan of Governor Palin's hair or politics, though I might be a bit right leaning. However, I do admire the fact that she's a meat eater. More women should eat meat. Red meat. It provides iron, which, if you don't get enough, you get cold. So eating red meat in Alaska makes sense. Whatever that meat may be.

The ubiquitous media sound bites of late have been related to Ms. Palin's lack of foreign policy experience, her 17-year-old daughter's pregnancy, and most importantly her ability to field dress a moose. A moose!

So, for this week's What Washington Eats Wednesdays, I bring you: Governor Palin's Moose Pie.


Ingredients
Utensils
1 1/2 pound moose steak, cubed
Large skillet
1/3 - 1/2 cup flour
Pie pan
1 medium onion, chopped

1 clove minced garlic

3 tablespoon oil

2 cups water

2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoons marjoram

1 teaspoon thyme

1 teaspoon celery seed

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1 bay leaf

Diced potatoes & carrots

Frozen peas or green beans

Pie crust

Directions: Shake cubed steak in plastic bag with flour, a few cubes at a timeBrown moose and onions and garlic in heated oil, until Moose is brown. Add water, herbs, Worcestershire sauce, salt and peppersBring to a boil, reduce heat, simmer 1 1/2 hours. Add potatoes and carrots. Cook approximately 30 to 45 minutes longer. Add peasPour into pie panCover with pie crust. Flute edge, cut slits in top. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until crust is nicely browned.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Art & Wine Event! September 15th!!

I don't promote a lot of things on this blog, unless it's worthwile, of course. As many of you know, we (Mr. R and I) love art, and the DC art scene that has grown, thanks to the likes of cool people like friend Philippa Hughes and the fly guys at Dissident Display http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/cityguide/features/2008/fall-arts-preview/. Congrats, guys, on your article in the Post! (I digress.)Anyhoo, here's a great art event that ALSO combines fabulous wine:SOUTH AFRICAN WINE TASTINGSAVOR 12 EXTRAORDINARY SOUTH AFRICAN WINESEvent InfoHost:SMITHSONIAN'S NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN ARTType:Party - BenefitNetwork:GlobalTime and PlaceDate:Monday, September 15, 2008Time:6:30pm - 9:30pmLocation:NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN ARTStreet:950 Independence Ave., SWCity/Town:Washington, DCView MapGoogleMapQuestMicrosoftYahooContact InfoPhone:2026334647Email:LeverE@si.eduDescriptionTickets are $50 (30.71 tax deductible)On September 15, 2008, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., the National Museum of African Art, South African Airways and Wines of South Africa will host “Savor South African Wine.” This amazing event will include a tasting of wines from 12 extraordinary South African wineries, great food, an exhilarating live band, a silent auction featuring an Herm├ęs scarf, African art and jewelry, African craft items, dinners at well-known Washington area restaurants, and a major auction item – a South African travel package for two which includes airline tickets and hotel accommodations. All proceeds from this event will benefit the numerous educational programs put on by the National Museum of African Art. For more information about the event and to preview all auction items please go to Africa.si.edu.
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