Anyway, I made stew and it tasted good enough to be worth recording the recipe.
Venison with fruit and flowers
In a pan, fry together a little bacon and chopped venison with powdered mace, cracked black pepper, a generous pinch of annatto seeds, two dried marigold flowers (petals only) and some freshly grated nutmeg. Add onion, carrot, and a red sweet pepper, chopped, two red chillies and a few garlic cloves roughly chopped, a can of red kidney beans, and top up with potato water. Add savory and capers to taste, and a few squares of very dark chocolate to thicken the sauce. Cook until it is tender enough, and then sift over flour to absorb the fat and add a little more potato water if the sauce needs it, stir until it is smooth. Add chopped mushrooms and cook until it is ready.
I served it with wedges of potato and sweet potato rolled in dukkah spice and a side of portabello mushrooms cooked in garlic, butter and lots of parsley, which worked well.
And then, to bed.