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Friday, 15 November 2013

Dining on THE WALL . . .(Game of Thrones) . . . and more GALIANO HIKES

On The Bodega Ridge Trail, we had to go single file along a long cliff  that’s marked Hazardous.

Undaunted, we also took on Mount Galiano.  This hike got me huffing and puffing but saved its real hazards for the gorgeous cliff lookout at the end.
                    There's a sheer drop-off at the edge of this cliff.

The Pebble Beach Trail is much easier, and I loved hearing the waves crashing even before we reached the beach.

                                  Buried treasure?

Grey skies and a good, tired feeling –


Medieval Mulled Wine:  George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones:  A feast of Ice & Fire :  Steaming hot – what could be better? . . . 

          More  wine, Medieval Pork Pie, and Red Slaw!

freshly ground pork flavored with dates, currants, honey, & ginger:  better than any tourtiere I’ve ever had!
George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones:  A feast of Ice & Fire



I’ve always hesitated to use Red Cabbage in salads because it’s coarser than regular cabbage, but this recipe has changed my mind.  The trick, according to Louis De Gouy, is to soak shredded cabbage for an hour in salt water before dressing it. 

        From The Ultimate Sandwich Book by Louis De Gouy, et al

2 lbs cabbage
½ cup mayonnaise
½ cup sour cream
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper

1.     Shred cabbage (not finely).
2.   Soak it for an hour in 6 cups of water with 2 ½ teaspoons salt.
3.   Drain and let sit in colander until well-drained.
4.   Mix all the other ingredients and pour over cabbage.

It’s a good idea to make this a day ahead of serving as red cabbage should be well-marinated.    

Bide well, Galiano Island!  I'm sure we'll be back again!