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Chaos French-style paté
1 kg of chicken livers.
1 cup of whipped cream.
1 tablespoon of chopped garlic. 1 teaspoon of salt
1 handful of fresh French tarragon and oregano ver y finely chopped.
1 teaspoon of fresh ground black pepper.
250 grams of melted olive margarine.
1⁄4 cup fruity Port
1⁄4 cup Brandy
Melt some margarine in to a hot wok, place the livers and only just
cook them, pour off the juice. Mix all other ingredients except the
whipped cream and the butter together. Add the chicken livers and
mash together using a potato masher this leaves the paté not as
smooth as when you blend the mixture and the herbs stay in pieces.
If you want it smooth then blend now. Next fold in the whipped
Store in round Chinese takeaway containers then seal with melted
margarine by pouring a layer over the top. When sealed in this
fashion the paté will last a week or more in the fridge.
Serve on a plate with a sprig of parsley on top accompanied by
small triangles of whole grain toast or biscuit.
with Captain Chaos
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The weather up on the North coast this winter has
been stunning. Day after day of clear blue skies and
temperatures in the high 20s, down on the beaches the
early birds are out on their towels getting a tan. I was looking
for an adventure to break the boredom and a knock on the
door in the afternoon could be it. I was surprised to see Chris’s
“Hi Chaos, Chris sent me over to ask if you wanted to join
us. We are taking a couple of our young horses down to the
beach and wondered if you with your knowledge of horses
would like to come down and try them out? ”
When somebody puts it like that then what do you say.
“I ’d love to! Just hang on a minute while I change into my
On the way down Chris started to tell me about the horses.
“ The gelding Toby is quiet but the filly is a handful. Her
name is Shadowfax. Do you feel like an exciting ride? ”
After the build up that Jude had given me I just couldn’t
say no. We drove down through the sandhills and as the sand
was packed down, Chris drove the 4WD with the horse float
out on to the beach. Fortunately the sunbathers had left. The
filly came out of the float like a lighting bolt. It was lucky I
had a firm grip on her halter but she still dragged me through
the soft sand. If I was in better condition I could have swung
aboard. But I pulled her up and led her back to where Jude was
sitting on the gelding.
“ That was a good start Chaos! Thank god you held onto her
or we’d have been chasing her all over the beach.”
Ridin’ bareback on a
bucker that had murder in her eye
Jude handed me
a bridle which I slipped over
her head. I led Shadowfax over to a log so
I could climb onto her back, Well, I thought I
was on ... but the filly leaped into the air and started to pig
root down the beach. One minute I was on her back the next
in the air. It was only the reins and my legs stopping me from
being thrown. With a yell I turned Shadowfax towards the sea.
She hit the ocean at a gallop. The water splashed up and came
down drenching us both. She was loving it and soon we were
swimming, as there was next to no surf.
“Look out!” I heard a shout out to sea and saw a rubber
ducky heading straight for us full of people,
“ That you Bill? ”
“Chaos, what are you doing out here? Are you trying to turn
that animal you’re riding into a seahorse!”
Shadowfax didn’t seem to mind the boat next to her. But
the next minute she started to buck. I flew off, just managing
to grab her by the tail.
“Hang on Chaos! We can grab the reins,” Bill yelled as he
powered the boat alongside the filly. One of the boys on the
boat leant over and grabbed the reins then jumped out next
to the horse. I was half drowned by the time I waded ashore. I
led the filly back to the float. I ’d had enough riding for one day.
I introduced Bill and his tribe of teenagers to Chris and Jude.
“Hey, you guys. Why don’t you join us? The boys have a
fire going and we have more than enough food and drink for
“I’ll just load the horses and drive the float out to the parking
area while there’s still some light,” Chris said.
“Fancy meeting you here, Chaos,” one of the girls said. “ I
just happen to have some chicken paté made to your recipe.”
While the meat was cooking we all got stuck into the paté. h
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