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  • Sunday, January 26, 2014

    Fire For Breakfast

    FROM ITALIAN PIGS
    Married To Chili Peppers
    a celebration of capsaicin
    AN NDUJA PIZZA - FOR BREAKFAST
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    .. We've been on a chili pepper kick lately. It seems that capsaisin has a health benefit that will allow us to move our hands in a circular motion while holding the handle on a fly reel without falling to our knees from excruciating pain.
    .. This home made pizza is based on the meat from the black swine of Calabria in southern Italy;  an indigenous variety, that are lean, free ranging, and love to eat chestnuts in the fall. They are the source of many fine sausages.
    .. When their meat is combined with the historically recent chili pepper, (of the very fiery Peperoncino Calabrese variety,) it produces some very delicious and spicy sausages as well as the unique "NDUJA" a cured but spreadable sausage.
    .. This pizza celebrates the heat of the nduja paste: - fresh cooked traditional tomato sauce spiked with nduja, fresh ground pork with the traditional spices + nduja, thin sliced Salsiccia Calabrese rubbed with nduja, mushrooms sauteed in a nduja suffused butter. Nice little home made square bread with an olive oil base, and a bit of paprika - just because.
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    ..  Our glory days of midge fishing are being overshadowed by some heavy clouds, colder weather, and satiation from catching giant trout on miniscule flies. Already the neighbors have switched from small bits of black fluff to the "Ghost Midge." It's a Cul de canard creation that exhibits some white for visibility in the gray moments between rays of sun and sports a long tail. The fly is reminiscent of the old-timey spider flies of our youth. It catches wary trout with regularity if fished in long gentle slicks.
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    WALLPAPER:  THE GHOST MIDGE