Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Friday, August 3~ Fantastic Foodie Friday~ Bone Soup & Two Pirate Drinks

What did Pirates eat and drink?
  When I think of Pirates I think of one eyed men eating meat with knives and sopping up sauce with their fingers, snarling under their breath while walking around with a goblet of rum in their hand. 
In Honor of Cleveland's Road Safety Crew 
( The Mighty Pirates of Cleveland )
I give you...


Here's what you need

• A pot full of any kind of bones will do (beef, chicken, pork)
  - A miscellaneous mix would be great.

• Add your favorite vegetables and potatoes. - You know...
   just cook up your favorite pot of soup     but make 
   absolutely sure its packed full of bones.

• Add your favorite herbs and spices. (this is where 
   witches and healers do their magic touch)

• Most Important!!!  The magical ingredient is VINEGAR!  
You must add some vinegar to the pot of soup in order to 
force the calcium in the bones to dissolve from the bones 
into the soup juice.

Just 1 pint of soup can give you as much as 1,000 milligrams of calcium.
Now let the bones stew for 4 hours or even longer.
Make sure all the meat has either fallen off the bones 
just starting to fall off the bone before you serve. 
Bones add tons of flavor to all recipes!
Serve your soup with Hard Tack
(better know as Sea Biscuits by sea goers)

And what kind of Pirate would I be if I left 
ye with out a drink recipe or two?!?

Ginger Rum (Carribean)
Take a big glassjar. Fill it halfway up with fresh ginger, pour white rum to the top and put the lid on. Let it stand for about two weeks and "roll" the jar two times a day. After two weeks the rum turn golden, this means that it is ready. Serve straight in small glasses...

Pirate Grog Recipe

Add approximately one ounce of fine rum 
(the rum used in the Royal Navy,
 was an exceptional quality alcohol)
 to tin or glass of water (7 to 9 oz.)

A more complex recipe

1 (oz) of Rum
the juice of half a lime
one or two teaspoons of cane sugar
and fill the rest of your tin or mug with water.

When it was made onboard ship it was usually made in a large barrel called the grog tub and then rationed out to the sailors. Grog gets its name from Old Grogram, the nick name of British Rear Admiral Edward Vernon who order his sailors rum ration diluted to prevent hoarding and drunkenness.

Many claim to make a traditional Navy grog recipe, there are only several accepted forms. The Royal Navy's grog recipe includes lemon juice, water, rum, and cinnamon. A commonly-found recipe in the Caribbean includes water, light rum, grapefruit juice, orange juice, pineapple juice, cinnamon, and honey. In the Far East, the Japanese Navy is rumored to concoct a much stronger variant primarily from sake and wasabi.

Now ye can get your fill,
 before you 
Journey On ward...

1 comment:

  1. Not to sure about the bone soup, but the second pirate grog recipe sounds kinda yummy. Oh, and I think your idea of a pirate would have survived if you had seen us attack our dinner at 8:15 on Sat. night! (we were all a bit beyond hungry after a very long day of work!) I think we would have appreciated the goblet of rum too, but those pesky 3 day rules get in the way of that ;)