Monday, December 24, 2012

Tim Price Bloggin' For Rico- Musical visions in the Christmas spirit. Plus- Cooking with T.P.

My vision of music that echos humanity is that we can, and should strive to contribute to a better world through music. By bring together musicians and music lovers who are concerned about the welfare of humanity and our planet we can use music to improve the world!That way,we can enjoy the music twice. Once through listening, creating/recording/sharing and again through others enjoyment and enrichment.Music that echos something I always felt.No matter where the musician creates and performs,we are approaching music’s singular destination every time.That state beyond the everyday sensory experience, adding something to the music and being at one with and literally becoming the music.No other job or life style contains that.Check that out..
Musicians need to add compassion,generosity and kindness to their message,that helps to start crystallizing our thoughts,to help the music reach out more to the peoples ears. I am grateful that nothing is out of the realm of possibility.Enjoy your Christmas holidays everyone...Happy New Year to you all.
NOW...For my man Rob Polans favorite part of my holiday blogs; THE COOKING WITH T.P. section! This year,Spicy Walleye with Vegetables and Basil Cream and a special Christmas cookie idea. Look out Rob! Ha!!! Ingredients 6 walleye fillets 1 1/2 cups flour, seasoned with salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper, as spicy as you like 1/3 cup olive oil 3 tablespoons butter 1 bag frozen corn 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped 1 green bell pepper, chopped 1 orange bell pepper, chopped 1 medium onion, chopped 1/2 cup whipping cream 1 tablespoon finely chopped basil, or basil pesto, drained Directions Coat fish fillets with seasoned flour. In a large frying pan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add fish and fry on both sides until crispy and brown. (You will probably have to fry fish in 2 batches.) Remove to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. In the same pan, melt butter. Add vegetables and saute over medium heat for about 15 minutes or until fork-tender. Meanwhile, heat whipping cream and basil in a small saute pan until thickened. To serve, place vegetables on plate, top with fish, and drizzle with basil cream.This is a special fish to find- but I suggest talking to your market and checking the supply and demand in your city. It's worth it!
Cognac Christmas Cookies !! Ingredients 6 ounces chocolate chips 2 1/2 Cups vanilla wafers, crushed fine (a box; less some nibbles) 1 Cup pecans (finely chopped; start with 8-10 ounces whole) 1/2 Cup sugar (white, granulated) 1/4 Cup corn syrup 1/3 Cup Cognac (use the best you can afford, it makes a difference) Instructions Melt chocolate bits. If you have never worked with melted chocolate before, then use a double boiler with the burner set on low. Crush vanilla wafers very fine (fineness is important). Chop pecans (again fineness is everything). Add sugar, corn syrup and cognac (You can use 1 nip of cognac and 1/2 nip of rum; works fine and costs less). Stir in pecans and wafer crumbs. Now you learn why you were supposed to grind them very finely. By now the mixture should be a smooth paste. Remove from heat and form into about 1-inch balls. Roll balls in extra granulated sugar: makes 3-4 dozen. * Store these in an air-tight container; if you are a chocoholic, have someone hide them from you. They are best if you allow them to age and mellow. THERE YOU GOT IT...have fun and keep it real in the kitchen folks!
~ Enjoy your holidays....Remember we are the conductors of a symphony called life. Live life and keep it flowing, not just for yourself but for all those around you. Merry Christmas ~ Tim Price

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