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Sunday, February 22, 2009

a rare local FEBRUARY dish

cabbage, pear cider, onion, (olive oil, salt, pepper) and a long, low steady heat makes something ethereal.

wine #2 - heron hill eclipse

We opened the 1999 Heron Hill Eclipse and found a fantastic, balanced, and chewy meritage.  It went really well with some delicious bread, local cheeses and not-so-local olives.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

wine 1 of 8

Wife and I opened the WEINGUT KNOLL (kuh-nohl) 2000 KABINETT RIESLING.  After 8 + years, it was delicious.  This is a wine from one of Austria's most celebrated wine makers and didn't disappoint.  

Paired with a black pepper crusted roast chicken and roasted beets, this was both mouthful and cleansing. 

a case of wine comes home

i brought home a case of our wine and though little of it is local, i plan to discuss and describe teh wines here.  so prepare yourself.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

a rabbit is no chicken

i made the Times rabbit recipe. it was tasty.  the addition of coriander was lovely - both earthy and bright. but the dish would have been better with a good chicken. oh, and about 40% of the cost. 

rabbit, it was fun, and another 10-11 months will transpire before i convince myself to give you another go in the pot.

until then, it's chicken, chicken, and a little pork!

daddy all done with Winter

ok, the smell of our fresh douglas fir is a memory.  the luxurious risotto for new year's is said and done.  now, it's just cold and the foodstuffs are coming from FAR AWAY.

we're still buying local onions, potatoes and surprisingly delicious apples.  and then meat and eggs - but that's it!

it's grim!

so spring, let's go. heck, i'm ready to skip right to the local asparagus and strawberries of June.