Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )



Reply to this topicStart new topicStart Poll

> Glorious Twelfth
Bookmark and Share
Catriona 
Posted: 12-Aug-2003, 02:41 AM
Quote Post

Member is Offline



Banned Member
***

Group: Celtic Nation
Posts: 69
Joined: 25-Oct-2002
ZodiacBirch








Today is 12 August - known in the UK (but mainly Scotland) as the 'Glorious Twelfth'. This is the start of the grouse season. A race takes place to see who can 'bag' the first grouse to make it to the table at a major London restaurant.... Quite frankly, as grouse should be 'hung' for a minimum of 7-10 days..... the resulting dish must be quite awful!

PMEmail Poster               
Top
RavenWing 
Posted: 12-Aug-2003, 08:14 AM
Quote Post

Member is Offline



Dorkus Trollus Maximus
********

Group: Celtic Nation
Posts: 1,609
Joined: 07-Feb-2003
ZodiacHazel

Realm: Indiana, USA

female





Sounds intersting. I'm glad I am not there to eat it. *blech*


--------------------
May all your up's and down's be under the sheets!

Religion is for those who are afraid of going to Hell. Spirituality is for those who have already been there.
- Anonymous
PMEmail Poster               
Top
Catriona 
Posted: 12-Aug-2003, 09:49 AM
Quote Post

Member is Offline



Banned Member
***

Group: Celtic Nation
Posts: 69
Joined: 25-Oct-2002
ZodiacBirch








I love to eat grouse - but only when it has been prepared well.... and believe me, after only being shot early this morning, it won't be 'ripe' enough!
PMEmail Poster               
Top
barddas 
Posted: 12-Aug-2003, 02:46 PM
Quote Post

Member is Offline



Offical sacrifice to the guitar gods-Play til you bleed
********

Group: Celtic Nation
Posts: 2,030
Joined: 06-Nov-2002
ZodiacWillow

Realm: second star to the right, straight until morning

male





Hung??? Meaning in a cold locker, like is done with venison and other large game? OR hung, meaning just outside blowing in the wind?????


I'm sure it's the first, but you never know????




--------------------
BARDDAS BLOG/WEB SITE

Co Founder/Member of the KDC

Music is holy, art is sacred, and creativity is power

Everyday is EARTH DAY to a farmer

"Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much."
Oscar Wilde

Some men are drawn to oceans, they cannot breathe unless the air is scented with a salty mist. Others are drawn to land that is flat, and the air is sullen and is leaden as August. My people were drawn to mountains- Earl Hamner Jr.

PMEmail Poster                
Top
Catriona 
Posted: 12-Aug-2003, 05:33 PM
Quote Post

Member is Offline



Banned Member
***

Group: Celtic Nation
Posts: 69
Joined: 25-Oct-2002
ZodiacBirch








It's the first option, Jason

All game in the UK is traditionally 'hung'.... venison, grouse, partridge, ptarmigan, capercaillie etc....

The only game bird I am not so keen on is capercaillie.... it is quite 'gamey' in flavour, even after being hung.... cool.gif
PMEmail Poster               
Top
barddas 
Posted: 18-Aug-2003, 11:20 AM
Quote Post

Member is Offline



Offical sacrifice to the guitar gods-Play til you bleed
********

Group: Celtic Nation
Posts: 2,030
Joined: 06-Nov-2002
ZodiacWillow

Realm: second star to the right, straight until morning

male





So what type of game bird is that? Water, or field? Hmmmm. Never heard of it. When I was in your neck of the woods, I saw SO MANY pheasants. I couldn't believe it. It was great! You don't see to many around my area. They are making a comeback. But not like the wild turkey. Wild turkeys are becoming very pleantiful. It's nice to see them out at my grandparents farm out in the freshly cut corn fields.smile.gif
PMEmail Poster                
Top
barddas 
Posted: 18-Aug-2003, 11:22 AM
Quote Post

Member is Offline



Offical sacrifice to the guitar gods-Play til you bleed
********

Group: Celtic Nation
Posts: 2,030
Joined: 06-Nov-2002
ZodiacWillow

Realm: second star to the right, straight until morning

male





QUOTE (barddas @ Aug 18 2003, 01:20 PM)
Never heard of it.

I have heard the name. I just didn't refer it to being a game bird. unsure.gif
PMEmail Poster                
Top
Catriona 
Posted: 18-Aug-2003, 04:34 PM
Quote Post

Member is Offline



Banned Member
***

Group: Celtic Nation
Posts: 69
Joined: 25-Oct-2002
ZodiacBirch








Here is a site of a wildlife painter, he illustrates Black Grouse and ptarmigan on his site, and I also think, capercaillie, although I didn't bother to wait for the site to load to check if that was true!

http://www.wildlife-art-paintings.co.uk/pi..._game-birds.htm

ptarmigan are like bigger grouse (btw the 'p' is silent!)... capercaillie are the biggest of the local game birds!

Yes we have lots of pheasants around..... the grouse and capercaillie are a little more wily and are not quite so easy to spot!

I've put a recipe for roast grouse on the Scottish cookery section.... but if you don't have the birds in the USA, then I suppose it's a waste of time, as so few Scottish people post on here!
PMEmail Poster               
Top
barddas 
Posted: 18-Aug-2003, 06:15 PM
Quote Post

Member is Offline



Offical sacrifice to the guitar gods-Play til you bleed
********

Group: Celtic Nation
Posts: 2,030
Joined: 06-Nov-2002
ZodiacWillow

Realm: second star to the right, straight until morning

male





QUOTE (Catriona @ Aug 18 2003, 06:34 PM)
Here is a site of a wildlife painter, he illustrates Black Grouse and ptarmigan on his site, and I also think, capercaillie, although I didn't bother to wait for the site to load to check if that was true!

http://www.wildlife-art-paintings.co.uk/pi..._game-birds.htm

ptarmigan are like bigger grouse (btw the 'p' is silent!)...    capercaillie are the biggest of the local game birds!

Yes we have lots of pheasants around.....  the grouse and capercaillie are a little more wily and are not quite so easy to spot!

I've put a recipe for roast grouse on the Scottish cookery section....  but if you don't have the birds in the USA, then I suppose it's a waste of time, as so few Scottish people post on here!

OH NO!!! Please don't quit posting them. We have them, ( gamebirds)you just have to drive a bit to get to them. It's an hours drive to my Grandparants farm. There is a good amount of wildlife there. smile.gif I live very near the Big city. :/ I always print out your recipes! thumbs_up.gif
PMEmail Poster                
Top
RICH 
Posted: 01-Sep-2003, 03:56 PM
Quote Post

Member is Offline



Peasant
Group Icon

Group: Founder
Posts: 18
Joined: 26-May-2003
ZodiacRowan

Realm: San Jose, California

male





I prefer my meat and game to be fresh..... velho.gif

I couldn't figure out the need to let the flesh age...
I guess I'm just not a connisiour of fine cuisine. pizza.gif

I know some people who wouldn't a eat fresh kill.
I guess I spent to much time in survival training and
living in the woods/jungle. I eaten a lot of game animals
and not so game animals and critters. boff.gif

RICH
Royal05.gif


--------------------
The hardest day was yesterday!
PMEmail PosterMy Photo Album               
Top
0 User(s) are reading this topic (0 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

Reply to this topicStart new topicStart Poll

 








Celtic RadioTM broadcasts through Live365.com and StreamLicensing.com which are officially licensed under SoundExchange, ASCAP, BMI, SESAC and SOCAN.
2014 Celtic Radio Network, Highlander Radio, Celtic Moon, Celtic Dance, Ye O' Celtic Pub and Celt-Rock-Radio.
All rights and trademarks reserved. Read our Privacy Policy.
Celtic Graphics 2014, Cari Buziak


Link to CelticRadio.net!
Link to CelticRadio.net
View Broadcast Status and Statistics!

Best Viewed With IE 8.0 (1680 x 1050 Resolution), Javascript & Cookies Enabled.


[Home] [Top]

Celtic Hearts Gallery | Celtic Mates Dating | My Celtic Friends | Celtic Music Radio | Family Heraldry | Medival Kingdom | Top Celtic Sites | Web Celt Blog | Video Celt