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Curdlecod goes Asiatic


Sun, Jul 2nd, 2000
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Chester and Cynthia Curdlecod are the local gourmets of Flabbergast County and one evening last week we were invited to their home for dinner. They take pride in their ability to prepare sumptuous meals from the local fish, fowl and fauna and avoid beef and pork when-ever possible.

The evening that we were there, I think that it was Thursday, we were served something that Chester called sushimi and sushi and when the two are combined results in something Chester calls maki-sushi. Sushimi is a sliced raw fish served with a garnish and dipping sauce. Chester uses local fish such as bullheads and carp and as a garnish, thinly sliced cantaloupe and watermelon rinds. For the dipping sauce, he combines ketchup, mustard, horseradish and soy sauce.

Chester explained that sushi is concocted from rice, vinegar, saki, salt and sugar. Since Chester didnít have any saki, he used beer. After the rice has been cooked and cooled to room temperature, it is formed into little rolls that are wrapped in seaweed. Since seaweed of quality is rather difficult to obtain in Flabbergast County, Chester uses pickled quackgrass which he says is almost the same thing.

Now the idea is to cut up the fish into small rounds or if you prefer, squares and wrap them up in the rice-quackgrass to form a sort of a small sandwich roll and using chopsticks, dip it into the sauce and scarf it down. Since Chester didnít have any chopsticks, we used Cynthiaís knitting needles.

All of these tidbits are washed down with a special tea that Chester serves in quart jars. Chester told me that the drink is made up of one part green tea and one part gin. He also said that since he makes his own gin, the cost of the entire meal is only about a buck and a half.

I found that a couple jars of the tea helped overcome any qualms that I may have had about the raw fish and pickled quack grass and as far as I can remember, the meal wasnít half as bad as I thought it might be. After dinner, as he was helping me out the door, he mentioned that his recipe is available on his website which is www.curdlecodbullheadcarp.
com.
Hoffman Stables

Sun, Jul 2nd, 2000
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Journal Profile # 73

Sun, Jul 2nd, 2000
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Name: Winifred Eiken
Home: Henrytown
Age: 63 on April 12
Profession: Amish Tour Guide
Family: Husband - Roger; 2 sons - Ashley and Richard; 2 daughters - Jill and Joan; 12 grandchildren; 1 great ..... 
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Birth Announcements

Sun, Jul 2nd, 2000
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ē A son, Ethan Daniel Winslow, was born to Patty Winslow of Byron, MN on June 20, 2000. Ethan Daniel was born at Olmsted Medical Center in Rochester and was 8 lbs. 11 oz. And 20 1/2 in. long. He has a big brother, Jearith David and maternal grandpar ..... 
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College News

Sun, Jul 2nd, 2000
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Deanís List

ē Nathan Morse of Chatfield has been named to the spring semester Deanís List at Gustavus Adophus College in St. Peter, MN.

ē Hannah Dahl, daughter of Jon and Debbi Dahl of Spring Valley and Betsy Fink, daughter of ..... 
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Grabau - Musel

Sun, Jul 2nd, 2000
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Melissa Anne Grabau, formerly of Two Harbors, MN and Reggie Allan Musel of Wykoff, will be married on July 29, 2000 at St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Wykoff. The brideís parents are Larry Grabau of Silver Bay, MN and Vicky Bolen of Two Harbors. The gr ..... 
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