Adventures beyond time

Adventures beyond time

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Garlic Chicken "Noil"

This image shows a recipe of Garlic Chicken "Noil" this evening, just as the burner was about to be turned on and cooking was to begin. You may notice chicken thighs, crushed garlic, and snipped rosemary. The concoction is slowly sauteed over very low heat, then browned briefly, and at the last minute the well-cooked chicken absorbs a small glass of red wine.

Thanks for the recipe to our longtime friend Arnold G., who based it on a remembered family recipe (note that I used 'longtime friend' instead of 'old friend').  'Noil' is the rendering of  'Arnold' by our daughter, then (more than 40 years ago) just learning to talk.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Easter Bunnies

The damn bunnies are on the mantel where they belong. See their story here.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Hospitalero Training

We attended the annual Gathering of the American Pilgrims on the Camino organization, which was held in Winter Park, Florida in late March. We arrived two days early so we we could participate in hospitalero training. Having completed the training qualifies us to volunteer in pilgrim hostels throughout Spain, providing food and shelter to walkers in donativo albergues. These are inns that usually have only the most basic creature comforts, subsist on the donations of travelers, and often excel in promoting informal camaraderie. We shared the fun of the training with a great group of interesting and likable people.

Will we volunteer in one of the refuges? We haven't settled on our plans yet, but are thinking we might take this year to scope out some opportunities with an eye toward volunteering in 2013.