Sunday, September 30, 2012

All Things Curly

... and a sammie.

Yes, I know those are not really related, but it's been an enlightening and tasty day.

First, the curly part.                                                       

Marwari horse from India. Note the recurve style ears.
It all started with this very detailed and funny story about a bowyer.  Not only does the subject himself have an interesting job (there are people who get paid to do this?!) I have been lately lamenting my lack of time to do the things I love most and trying to sort out what I would do if I actually had the guts to change careers. My ability to create anything other than email has been pretty much at a standstill.  Anyhoo, this led to another article by the above mentioned author, Nils Visser, which got into the whole historical English longbow vs eastern style (recurve!) discussion here. If you are a history/ archery buff, you will enjoy his writing tremendously. Note, the curliness continues.

This just has me written ALL over it. 
Does a girl celebrate her mid-life crisis with one
of these beauties instead of a cabana boy?
Just need to train the pony to haul ass at a slower pace now.
This led to the Saluki Bow Co. Handmade, handpainted, unbelievably gorgeous creations with equally inspired quivers (my heart be still!) made by Lukas Novotny. Not only does he make custom horse, longbow, and horn bows, he flies all over the world competing in horseback archery. I missed the brochure back in high school for this one, I'm telling you.

And now to the sammie portion of our story. My friend Alli recently returned from Germany with a recipe for almost heaven.  Good crusty bread, ham, brie and sliced pear. I made ours with crusty bread out of the oven, ham and soft buttery brie and local pears along with a NYS reisling. You're welcome.

Note the absence of aforementioned sammie photo. All crumbs left.

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