The Stock

great blog, Nic…live your dream….


“Indeed, stock is everything in cooking. Without it, nothing can be done.” – Auguste Escoffier

Stop. Read it again and think about it…

Yup! I’m back. Nope! I haven’t forgotten about this. Now is the right time to write a little something for the first time while I am actually living my dream! To those who dream… Keep dreaming and chase those dreams, chase until you’re tired and then keep on running after it. It doesn’t come easy. I haven’t even scratched the surface of mine yet.

Indeed stock IS everything! Without the stock, the grounding, the basis, your finished dish will be substandard. BUT, in order to get a stock rrrrreally worth something, you need to use top quality ingredients and treat them properly, with respect, care and most of all, LOVE.

See, I happen to be at my ‘stock’ phase. Yes I’ve worked 5 years in kitchens, learnt…

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Lin Barrie The Save Valley Conservancy stretches along the upper reaches of the great Save River in the south east of Zimbabwe. The Gonarezhou National Park laps against the southern banks of the Save River and between these two nestles the Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve. These three celebrated wildlife areas form part of the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area, (GLTFCA)- a unique wilderness jewel which is home to the “Big Five” (endangered Black and White rhinos, elephants, buffalo, lion, leopard) and the ”Little Six” (Klipspringer, Suni, Duiker, Steenbok, Sharpe's Grysbok and Oribi). Endangered African wild dogs, Cheetah, Brown hyena, Bat-eared foxes and a host of special birds and plants contribute to the immense variety of this ecosystem. Communities around the GLTFCA contribute to innovative partnerships with National Parks and the private sector, forming a sound base on which to manage social, economic and environmental issues. This is home to artist and writer Lin Barrie and her life partner, conservationist Clive Stockil. Expressing her hopes, fears and love for this special ecosystem with oil paints on canvas, Lin Barrie believes that the essence of a landscape, person or animal, can only truly be captured by direct observation. Lin Barrie states: “Through my art, and my writing, I feel an intimate connection with the natural world, and from my extensive field sketches of wild animals, people and landscapes, I create larger works on canvas. Lin's work is in various public and private collections in South Africa, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Australia, England, Canada, Sweden and the United States of America. She is represented by galleries in South Africa, Zimbabwe, England, Kenya and Florida, USA.
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