Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Plus or minus ten pounds


When I was at my best, I was about ten pounds lighter than I am now. When I was at my worst, I was about ten pounds heavier. Carrying the extra pounds certainly slows me down. But, I like food.

I had a very nice meal on the weekend. My camera has a "cuisine" mode - so I photographed each course.

I began with a bistro style charcuterie. I didn't know what that was. It turned out to be some bread, cheese, sausage and mustard.

Next up was Foie Gras with blueberry. The combination of flavors was perfect.

Scallop, potatoes, onions and bacon.

Next up was duck. I don't usually like duck. Duck sometimes tastes heavy and fatty. But this was not like that. The duck sat on chickpea and oyster ragout.

What would a meal in the midwest be without some beef -- so the next course was veal.

A salad was next, with cucumber, onions, basil, greens and olive oil.

Desert began with some apple and cinnamon.

And, why not have two desserts? Chocolate with ice-cream.

When I was at my best racing weight, I ate a lot of meals of things like yogurt and musli or rice and beans. That's fine, but it isn't quite as nice as the dinner we had this weekend.

posted by Michael | 8:54 PM


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