czwartek, 25 lipca 2013
wtorek, 23 lipca 2013
piątek, 19 lipca 2013
czwartek, 18 lipca 2013
Mr Andrzej [Andrew], my neighbour, has been living alone in his big 19th-century house for something like twenty five years now. No electricity, no bills, no obligations. A wild child, you could call him. Not a little violent and at the same time sensitive and tender. When the mushroom season arrives, it's his best time of the year.
wtorek, 16 lipca 2013
From the Biodiversity series: Digitalis Purpurea ("Siedono. L'una guarda l'altra. L'una esile e bionda, semplice di vesti e di sguardi; ma l'altra, esile e bruna, l'altra . . . I due occhi semplici e modesti fissano gli altri due ch'ardono")
"Siedono. L'una guarda l'altra. L'una
esile e bionda, semplice di vesti
e di sguardi; ma l'altra, esile e bruna,
l'altra . . . I due occhi semplici e modesti
fissano gli altri due ch'ardono . . ."
(Giovanni Pascoli, Digitale purpurea, 1898)
Etykiety: Bioróżnorodność / Biodiversity, Digitalis purpurea / Purple foxglove / Naparstnica purpurowa, Giovanni Pascoli
poniedziałek, 15 lipca 2013
Sitting Underneath the Pulpit and Listening to Maria Erdman Play Feliks Nowowiejski's "In Paradisum" (1946) at the Lutheran Church in Cieplice (Bad Warmbrunn)
Church built 1774-1779, organ case built 1777, pipe organ installed 1927 by G. Heinze of Sorau (Żary)...
sobota, 13 lipca 2013
A recipe taken from Oded Schwartz's Preserving, but somewhat modified.
500 ml (ca. 17 oz.) white vinegar (I used 5% apple vinegar)
250 ml water
3-4 garlic cloves, chopped
1 tsp. unground black pepper
2 tsp. salt
4-6 thyme twigs (I didn't have any so I used fresh rosemary from our herb garden)
1 kg mixed mushrooms (I used 75% red-caps, 25% porcini (Boletus edulis))
1-2 strips lemon rind
1 bay leaf (I didn't have any leaves left so I used powder)
olive oil (I used a mixture of ca. 50% extra virgin olive oil , 50% pumpkin seed oil)
1. Pour vinegar and water into stainless steel pot. Add garlic, pepper, salt, half of thyme twigs. Bring to boil, reduce heat and cook for 30 minutes.
2. Add mushrooms and cook over slow heat for 10 minutes or until tender. Remove mushrooms, drain.
3. Put mushrooms, lemon rind, remaining thyme twigs, and bay leaf into a hot, sterile jar.
4. Heat olive oil to 75 degrees C and pour over the mushrooms so that they are covered completely. Probe with a wooden stick to eliminate any air bubbles. Close jar tightly. Consume after no less than 2 weeks.
So after a fortnight or so I may open one to tell you how it's worked out...