Tuesday, June 26, 2007


Shredded Duck with Figs and Rosemary

You know that part of your yoga class....just at the end, when you are lying peacefully on the mat in corpse pose (do yoga pose translations rock or what.), eyes closed, breathing regulated, trying to empty your mind?

Yea. Well, my mind is pretty empty usually anyway. No need to take it to extremes. So, to prevent myself from getting any ditzier, I instead focus on lunch. Or dinner. Or whatever meal is next I should say.

And there on my mat, like a nursery-schooler gone mad, I start to ponder the contents of my fridge. And how soon I can peel myself up off of the floor and go eat.

All that bending and stretching builds a girls appetite!

I really do enjoy a post yoga snack...

And this is what I indulged in today.

Lucky me, right?

Wanna join the fun?

Well, to do so, let's just pretend that you heeded my call way back when, about trying your hand at making Duck Legs in this manner, when plump and juicy figs came back onto the scene...that would make following along with this post that much easier...since you would have said duck legs on hand, and would be ready for the next step.

It is the true spirit of Vinyasa indeed. Flow. Om.

And when you have your snack all made up, after about 1 minute of work, try it paired with some fine bread, a bottle of wine (should you be eating at a decent hour) or a bit of port...you cant beat it for taste. Its rich and sweet, heady and robust. A pefect foil to all that yoga business, I promise...

So try this my dears, and enjoy. (Can also be made with roast chicken. Mmm.)

2 duck legs, skinned and shredded, with fat
1/2 teaspoon minced rosemary
4 large, ripe figs or apricots diced
A nice pinch of pepper

Using a large knife, roughly chop all the ingredients together. Taste and adjust seasonings to your fancy. Serve room temp with bread or crackers.

Makes about a cup


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When I am in shivasina I fantasize about Sushi and most days I have to stop for a roll. I LOVE a roll with asparagus, cucumber, and avocado yum yum. I started eating that at Nippon in Berkley Michigan and it is called the house of Yoga roll because the house of yoga is next door. I just like to think of it as the yoga roll and hope some day that all sushi bars have this "yoga" roll.
I can't wait to try this - my 2 fig trees are filled with almost-ripe fruit! That only leaves some ducks to hunt down...
Yum. Love duck. Even better paired with figs!!!
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