This is the third blog I have written today. Two for the A to Z Challenge in April. I was doing well with those but have slowed down a bit. It’s the Olympics, I am spending time watching. Today I watched the American couple, Meryl Davis and Charlie White, win the Gold at ice dancing being followed by the Canadian couple, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, with the silver. Both couples were flawless and in my personal opinion the Canadians were better. The American performance was more athletic than dance. As the commenters remarked though, a lot of it is subjective. I also thought the French couple were excellent too but the Russians, also very good, won the bronze. Tessa repeated a phrase I liked “We didn’t lose the gold, we won the silver”.
The Dutch are doing really well in speed skating sweeping the podium in the women’s 1,500 metre race. As I commented to a Dutch friend though, aren’t all the Dutch born with speed skates on? They have 5 gold medals with a total of 18 over all at least 16 of which were won in speed skating. Great Britain sadly have only one medal, gold, this year. As I said to Matt, where are the Torvill and Deans, the Robin Cousins’ and others, they used to be so good, but British skaters seem to have disappeared for now. They showed a snippet of Torvill and Dean’s wonderful short programme which they danced to Bolero at the games in Sarajevo 30 years ago. That’s incredible, 30 years!!!
Being Tuesday when you read this, I have an appointment to see the doctor (a nephrologist) about my kidney function. We have to take our lunches or we won’t have time to eat and get to the bowling alley for our League meet. After all, I have to discuss Downton Abbey with two of my friends. “Did he?” “What do you think?” Matt hasn’t the least interest so I can’t discuss it when it happens. If you are a fan, you will know what I am talking about. Just discovered there is only one more show this season, Boo Hoo.
I mentioned that on Saturday I made a different sauce for our fillet steaks. As I said, Matt didn’t like it, but I did. Here it is for your opinion. I didn’t take pictures, of course.
Balsamic Vinegar Sauce
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar di Modena
1 clove(s) garlic, minced
1 tsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed
1 Tbs cornstarch
1/4 cup beef stock
1 pinch(es) pepper
1. Mix together balsamic vinegar, pepper, lemon and garlic and pour into a small skillet. Bring to a boil, and let it reduce a bit.
2. Add cornstarch and whisk it in. Once the sauce thickens pour it over your choice of meat, i.e. fillet or steak.
Author Notes: A very yummy Italian sauce for all steak and fillet lovers
Have a great day