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    Greetings one and all !

    B3 will be hosting a Mead day on Saturday May 13th from 10am till . I have the honor of teaching a short class starting about 10:30 and lasting no longer than 1 hour. I will be showing you all how to brew a nearly foolproof mead (Joe's Ancient Orange for all you gotmead.com fans out there). This is a perfect class for anyone who has ever wanted to know how to brew a mead, or just wants to have an exuse to drink the many fine meads I hope folks will bring with them. (I know I will be bringing a few of mine). We will have a Q & A after the class and I hope to have several folks present to answer any questions you might all have.

    I hope to see you all there

    Scott

    P.S. Ok you Mead nuts, who's coming and what ya bringing!

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    Hey Scott,

    I plan on being there (more for the drink then the show), and bringing a saffron mead which has been aged sur lie, mead and stout braggot vinegar's and Spicy herbal mustard made with mead, and vinegar's made from traditional mead and braggot.

    Anthony

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    ::drool:: Now if we can get Oskaar to make an appearance with those meat sausages (forget the name my appologies)

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    I will drink any mead before it's time!

    And, I'll wash those cevapcici (sausages) down with it as well. I'll be there with several pounds of the little cholesterol bombs flush with garlic! At least no vampires will be able to get close to you.

    Cheers,

    Oskaar
    Is it tasty . . . precious?

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    There is a slight problem I'm having I have to work that day
    I'll be there around 3 pm, just in time to see everyone leave. Oskaar, i know there's no way to have some of the cevapcici left over, but save the mustard!!!! I'll have some good stuff for you, hope Anthony will stay around to share some!

    Cheers
    Brewbear

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oskaar
    And, I'll wash those cevapcici (sausages) down with it as well. I'll be there with several pounds of the little cholesterol bombs flush with garlic! At least no vampires will be able to get close to you.
    Cholesterol bombs? Nu, perhaps not. Garlic has been shown to inhibit blood cholesterol levels, not strongly perhaps but yes, it has an effect.

    For those who wish to bomb their cholesterol, there is a recipe for cevapcici in Jeff Smith's book, The Frugal Gourmet On Our Immigrant Ancestors. It is on page 508 of the book. I see that the recipe calls for ground lamb, veal and pork, so perhaps that is not so unhealthy. Oskaar will have to tell us if this is an authentic combination.

    Garlic and vampires? Och un vail! Garlic does not help with the Pijawika. One may consume cevapcici, cevapcici until you plotz, but nothing happens. The legend says to cut the head off the Pijawika and put it between the knees.

    More specific to Oskaar is the Kuzlak. Here, one must call for a Franciscan monk. Why? A Dalmatian might say Kop oif di plaitses, why should it be otherwise? We don't know.

    I think I will read some more posts, then return to my rock garden. It is spring again!

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    Siggy Siggy Siggy!!

    You know the Gotmead mantra! Can you please post the exact recipe! LOL

    In Croatia and Bosnia it's usually Beef, pork and lamb, or pork and lamb, or pork and beef, or some other combination. For my part, ground veal just doesn't taste right in this recipe. Also there are regional variations on the ingredients that run the gamut from paprika to coriander and so on. Basically it's whatever you grew up with, or are used to making. It just goes great on some fresh baked bread with olive oil, paprika, and some chopped tomatoe, red onion, red peppers, Italian parsley, lemon and garlic. Again, the condiment composition varies by region as well.

    Let's see that recipe.

    cheers,

    Oskaar
    Is it tasty . . . precious?

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    Just wanted to bump this back to the top, and remind you all that this is less than a week away ! I hope to see you all there.

    Scott

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oskaar
    Siggy Siggy Siggy!!

    You know the Gotmead mantra! Can you please post the exact recipe! LOL

    In Croatia and Bosnia it's usually Beef, pork and lamb, or pork and lamb, or pork and beef, or some other combination. For my part, ground veal just doesn't taste right in this recipe. Also there are regional variations on the ingredients that run the gamut from paprika to coriander and so on. Basically it's whatever you grew up with, or are used to making. It just goes great on some fresh baked bread with olive oil, paprika, and some chopped tomatoe, red onion, red peppers, Italian parsley, lemon and garlic. Again, the condiment composition varies by region as well.

    Let's see that recipe.

    cheers,

    Oskaar
    Oy, a shkandall! It was the mantra cry I heard, that pulled me from my rock garden, and my meads. I have been a moisheh kapoyer.

    Here is the recipe:

    1 pound ground lamb 3 Tblsp hot Hungarian Paprika
    1 pound ground veal or sweet paprika or sweet
    1 pound ground pork paprika and a little cayenne
    1 large yellow onion, 2 Tblsp ground black pepper
    peeled and grated Salt to taste
    3 cloves garlic, Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
    peeled and crushed
    Olive oil for basting

    Mix all the ingredients except the oil, thoroughly and roll the mixture into little "cigars" about 1 inch by 3 inches. Rub lightly with olive oil and grill or broil until done. These are great on the barbqeue.

    Serve with Yogurt Sauce:

    1 pint yogurt
    1/2 cucumber, peeled, grated and drained 1 hour
    2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
    Juice of 1/2 lemon
    salt and ground white pepper to taste
    pinch of cayenne pepper


    So! Iz dos iz nit ken toyre misinay? Is it authentic, or close to what is home?

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    Whoa there hoss!

    It would be a good idea to throttle back on the hot paprika to three teaspoons, and the ground black pepper to 2 teaspoons as well. You'll also need some egg white (about two-three eggs worth) and some baking soda. I don't have my cookbook here with me so I'll modify this and add the amount later. There are a couple of other spices and such that we add, but those are guarded family secrets. If I told you I'd have to make you drink bad mead, and nobody wants that!

    Cucumber sauce is for the Greeks, we use a mixture of chopped red onions, chopped red bell peppers, chopped tomatoes, garlic, parsely, red pepper flakes and olive oil.

    Barbeque them over grapewood (preferred) or orangewood and brush with olive oil while cooking.
    Is it tasty . . . precious?

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    Oskaar wrote:

    >Whoa there hoss!
    >
    >It would be a good idea to throttle back on
    >the hot paprika to three teaspoons, and the
    >ground black pepper to 2 teaspoons as well.
    >You'll also need some egg white (about
    >two-three eggs worth) and some baking soda.
    >I don't have my cookbook here with me so I'll
    >modify this and add the amount later. There
    >are a couple of other spices and such that we
    >add, but those are guarded family secrets.

    Thank you for the reply. It seems that the late Mr. Smith did not always try his recipes. :-) Tablespoons was the amounts he called for.

    He might not have always checked the ethnic origins either. He talks about his cousin-in-law John Sarich, whose parents came from the region of Dalmatia on the Adriatic coast. Yet, you say the sauce is Greek!

    Oy vey, they still look good. Will you explain the egg white and baking soda biteh?

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    Good news Oskaar! I just confirmed with B3 that they will supply the barbcue so let the cevapcici be brought and consumed!

    From what I have heard it promices to be quite the party. Come for a great excuse to drink mead.

    Scott

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    FYI, B3 is located at;

    1506 Columbia Avenue Suite 12
    Riverside, California 92507
    951-779-9971

    Dmntd

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