Do you remember a while ago when I posted my recipe for Homemade Lamb or Beef Stock? It was way back at the end of last September when nights had just started getting chilly around here. I thought I had used the last of that beautiful stock in a stew last month, but I just found a quart of it tucked away in my freezer. (Yup, stock lasts that long in the freezer. A sure-fire way to tell if it’s still good is to let it thaw and then smell it before using – you will know if it smells “off”; as a general rule, it should last about 6 months in the freezer.) (more…)
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The Lady of Shalott, Oil on Canvas by J.W. Waterhouse (Source)
If the Lady of Shalott were a dish, I envision her as elegant and beautiful in a rustic sort of way. Feminine and ethereal (as fairy ladies are, of course ;) ). Complex, but not intimidating. Passionate, eccentric, and completely captivating.
Tennyson’s The Lady of Shalott is a beautiful Victorian ballad based on Arthurian legend. I’ve always been intrigued by tales of Arthur, and this poem in particular has always captivated me. Tennyson’s descriptions paint such a vivid, detailed portrait, and I couldn’t help but translate this into a meal. (more…)