Anthony Sargeant cooked this very simple and modest meal for dinner on Christmas Day. The cherrywood smoked venison was cooked surrounded by garlic cloves sous vide at a low temperature and then finished in hot pan in cold-pressed rape-seed oil. After resting the individual venison portion of just 80g was thinly sliced and plated as shown. It was served with the halved garlic cloves, cubes of celeriac, carrots, brussel sprouts, and baked potatoes. The relish at 11 o’clock in the photograph is home-made pickled damsons stoned and in their own syrup. The sauce on and around the venison was manufactured from previously home-made (defrosted) chicken and beef stock with damson vinegar added to sharpen the taste. A surprisingly and charmingly light meal and unlike so many peoples idea of ‘Christmas dinner’ – it left one feeling satisfied but not bloated.
This photograph was taken looking south from the B4368 road at Broadstone, in Shropshire, England, by Anthony Sargeant. In the background are the Clee Hills with The Brown Clee to the left. In the immediate foreground can just be seen the River Corve as it winds its way along the river valley. The fields beyond the river have flooded after heavy rain the night before. The ancient system of strip farming long since abandoned has nevertheless marked the landscape leaving what in dry weather are imperceptible ridges but these become apparent when the flood water lies in the strips once ploughed and sowed with crops alternating strip by strip and year by year.
This ancient Yew tree was photographed by Anthony Sargeant just off the foot path that runs along the top of Wenlock Edge in Shropshire, England. It has a diameter in excess of two metres and must have grown undisturbed in its remote location for hundreds if not thousands of years. via Ancient Yew Tree on Wenlock […]
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Anthony Sargeant took this photograph from the bedroom window of his Shropshire home early one morning in March 2011. The view is Eastwards across the water meadows that flank the River Corve.
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Anthony Sargeant likes this very easy and delicious way to use up the remains of a roast chicken. Here served with cabbage carrots and potato. Simple fast food using shop bought puff pastry.
Anthony Sargeant took this photograph on a sunny day in September 1979. Mont St Michel seems to float in the clear blue sky above the fields of Normandy.