An old friend has delivered some fine cuts from his Manx Longhorn flock

Nov 25, 2018,13:38 PM

and reared near the coast 30 miles from here. The breed harks back to the Iron Age, is slow growing on hard and herb rich fields and coastal margins, and the meat is dark and very flavoursome. 

It’s time for some Sunday roasting! 

First off is 1.3kg leg on the bone marinated in home made harrisa (see a previous thread for recipe) and olive oil for 24hrs. 

Roasted 1hr 20 mins on a high heat then rested. Served with saffron and rosemary potatoes, and green beans, red onion & tomato roasted with zatar and garlic. Gravy of meat juices, stock and a splash of Barolo. 

Dynamic cheffing 😉

And a repast finishing the Barolo in front of an IronAge TV. 

Slange! Giles. 

Ps - said friends new house in construction - pic taken last year - built with a medieval style timber frame by himself over 3 years. 

And the view south from this summer:

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Great landscape,

 By: Adamska : November 25th, 2018-13:43
great food. What else! Cheers, Filip

Thanks Filip - the view is amazing

 By: nomadgiles : November 25th, 2018-23:49
and even when the weather is harsh, the new house is uber wind tight and cosy.

It certainly looks that way!

 By: Adamska : November 26th, 2018-00:17
Cheers, Filip

ñam, ñam!

 By: VMM : November 25th, 2018-14:19
Looks delicious. Vte

Thanks Vte, it was 😋 [nt]

 By: nomadgiles : November 25th, 2018-23:49

Great food, great wine ..

 By: Cpt Scarlet : November 25th, 2018-14:22
my kind of Sunday !

👍😊 [nt]

 By: nomadgiles : November 25th, 2018-23:47

Beautiful food, landscape and watch

 By: 11111 : November 25th, 2018-15:18
A pic from today in the land of ibérico ...  

Charming scenery

 By: 11111 : November 26th, 2018-04:33
Congratulations on your very nice vintage Omega.

Thanks again BCL - here it is again with 2 dynamic siblings:

 By: nomadgiles : November 26th, 2018-04:54
Cheers, Giles ...  

Excellent trio! [nt]

 By: 11111 : November 26th, 2018-07:08

He certainly is. Some more pics of the build:

 By: nomadgiles : November 25th, 2018-23:46
Nearly! 3 yrs ago, just after a weekend frame raising party where 20 people helped out. ...