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Quote for the Day - deglutition. 
21st-Mar-2009 11:12 am
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Feeling without judgement is a washy draught indeed; but judgement untempered by feeling is too bitter and husky a morsel for human deglutition. - Charlotte Bronte, 1816 - 1855

Speaking of which (deglutition that is), I tried a new slow cooker recipe for pork on Thursday.

From A Year of Crockpotting.

Crock Pot Hirino Psito, Slow-Cooked Pork

3-4 pound boneless pork butt or shoulder (I used loin - it was on special offer)
10 whole garlic cloves
3 bay leaves, 1 teaspoon sage, 1 teaspoon rosemary (I used Herbs de Provence which contained lavender and Thyme instead of the sage)
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/4 cup dijon mustard (English mustard worked)
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1 cup beer (I used most of a bottle of Leffe)

The Directions.
Put the meat into your crockpot, and pour on dry spices, and brown sugar. Flip the meat over a few times in the stoneware so the spices are kind of stuck to all sides. Peel garlic cloves and add whole. Add Worcestershire sauce, mustard, honey, and cranberries. Top with bay leaves. Pour in the beer.

Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours, or until meat shreds easily with a fork.

Can be served with whatever veg you want. We had savoy cabbage, garden peas, and new potatoes.

The verdict The flavour was wonderful, the texture great and the gravy fragrant. This one is one to add to the favourites' folder.

21st-Mar-2009 12:57 pm (UTC)
That looks really good!
22nd-Mar-2009 08:53 am (UTC)
It was delicious.
21st-Mar-2009 01:24 pm (UTC)
Wow, that does, indeed, sound delicious. I may try that for Easter dinner.

Hee - my pocket OED has no clue that such a word exists. :) I may have to make adding new words to the Riters_R_Us daily doozies. (might help me make them actually, you know...daily. *g*)
22nd-Mar-2009 08:58 am (UTC)
The pork was just as delicious cold.

The online meical dictionary has the definition "The act of swallowing, particularly the swallowing of food. The muscles of deglutition are the muscles employed in the act of swallowing. "Deglutition" is a French word, which evolved from the Latin "deglutire" (to swallow down)." I'd be very careful using it in writing. We would probably use 'digestion' in speech. It could be useful when writing fics set in the 19th century.
21st-Mar-2009 01:29 pm (UTC)
That looks lovely and I imagine that it tastes as good as it looks.

I have a food question for you! Petzi Sis found me watching Jamie at Home this AM and he was making salsa so her question is : Are there Mexican restaurants in the U.K. I know that Spanish food is popular but what about Mexican or Latin American?
21st-Mar-2009 02:12 pm (UTC)
Some. I know of one in Cambridge.

How good they are, well, who knows? For spicy food, the British tend to eat Indian, of which there are huge numbers ranging in quality from pretty dire through to really high end places that are suitable for special celebrations.
21st-Mar-2009 02:39 pm (UTC)
There's an outlet of a Mexican chain restaurant near my BiL's place in North London. It's really not very good. I have to say that I've never really met a Brit who liked Mexican food unless it was very good and not Tex-Mex. So the places that serve the lighter and more Yucatan-y fish dishes do well, except for the people who can't eat cilantro/coriander.
22nd-Mar-2009 09:00 am (UTC)
It was heavenly and almost as good when cold.

Others have given far better advice about the Mexican restaurants than I could. Gotta love the interweb.
21st-Mar-2009 02:00 pm (UTC)
The recipe looks wonderful - I must save it.

And what a fantastic word deglutition is!
22nd-Mar-2009 09:02 am (UTC)
Wonderful and easy, no pre-sealing needed. I have already bought more pork to repeat it.

I think the word is wonderful and was mistaken in my belief that only Trollope could enthrall me with his use of the English language.
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