Monthly Archives: April 2021
How an orange made it from breakfast to dinner
Bergamot flowers are used for our Turkish Tea. Bergamot orange is also used for jams and marmalade.
It has been in the larder for months – picked up at one of our favourite Middle Eastern stores. A new brand. One we hadn’t had before.
Marmalade is what i thought I was getting when I started to open the jar on the counter. Grunts and groans and a bruised palm of my hand later, under the hot tap, and then to the dungeon to get the vice grips! Grrr! What did they put the lid on with? A bench press?
What’s this? … rind half inch by 2 inches and hardly any syrup. Grrrr…. the toast is burnt…. (multiple expletives deleted and a few sentence enhancers added) and no butter on it. Double Grrrr.
By this time, B has wisely departed to do some grocery shopping.
Dig into the back of the cupboard and out with the submersible. Not that there’s much syrup to submerse it in. Maybe I should describe it as mylate M-I-L did – a whirler. Much later I now have a gooey pulp, with the pondering question: “Why won’t it all fit back in the jar?”
The sticky mess is cleaned up, the jar is shoved to the back of the counter for later reflection on what to do with it.
As I’m unpacking the groceries there is a lovely roasting chicken. Ah Hah. Stuff it with half a lemon quartered.
Salt. Pepper. Paprika. … Bergamot mush (it sure isn’t jam or marmalade) becomes the new glaze of the day.
Belief is a Life Lesson
Light My Fire
We have bridges to Burn!
Apparently the brothers were pyromaniacs when younger: graduating from matches to rocket launchers! Supposedly the Matchbook brand is in memory of fires they once stoked.
The best barrel lots were chosen for the final blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Malbec and 8% Petit Verdot. 2019 Matchbook Cabernet is a showcase of the quality fruit grown in the red gravel soils of Dunnigan Hills (the Northern part of California’s Central Valley).
The wine starts out slightly sweet in taste but the favours become quite intense. Well structured and smooth finish. This could almost become an everyday Cab for any house. But drink it all in one sitting because it doesn’t hold up overly well for a second day’s sipping.
CABERNET SAUVIGNON – MATCHBOOK RED GRAVEL DUNNIGAN HILLS 18
$15.99 regularly $19.99
13.9 % alcohol
Merle & Ted
A window into the mind of a dog. It’s a journey through the life of a dog and his human. Insightful and delightful.
aim to leave this world a better place
Just about time for shorts
the bass player needs a band of his own – awesome!
Carlos Santana & Eric Clapton – Jin Go Lo Ba [Crossroad 2004 Live]
Dems Fightin’ Words
She said she was awfully suspicious about those tiny bubbles on the side of the glass – even though The Goddess had said it wouldn’t be fizzy.
Then, at first sniff, she said, smiling, “Apple Cider” ..
Can’t fool da gurl – it’s a Riesling!
Even though she was a bit too sweet for herself, it’s certainly the best Riesling yet that we’ve tried; and it’s one from close to home – Washington State.
Medium lightness, dry (slighly off dry) and leans a little to the acidic side. Casual is a term that fits well.
Supposedly, eating Chinese take out one night and watching a fight scene from a notorious martial arts film, he had an idea: a dry white wine that can be paired with Oriental cuisine. It pairs well with just about anything.
RIESLING – CHARLES SMITH KUNG FU GIRL 2018
$13.97 regularly $16.99