Now your talking, a nice drop of Cab Sav, or Shiraz with a nice plate of cheeses, and some metwurst, mmmmmmmmm :)
I'll stick with the frog head salad.
I'd rather just have the frog legs, light batter, fried, please. :)
Port and cheese... Magic.
Port and dark chocolate... Magic.
Have you ever tried port and apples? Cutting the apple into segments (like an orange) and dipping them in the port... Especially with our green Granny Smith types (something like a nicer cooking apple.)... Very tasty.
Port or white zinfendel with cheese is good
Port with granny smith apples is good (best combined with the cheese, crackers, and pickles though)
Not much on chocolate, so someone else can have my share, I'll stick to the port. :D
Ok. I'll make the sacrifice and take your share of chocolate, however, you don't get my share of the port. I love Granny Smiths. I could go for dipping the apples in port, topping it with some dark chocolate...
I wonder if it would work if I made some crusty artisian bread, slice it into chunks, top iwht some good aged cheese, dip the apple slices in port, put on top of the cheese, grate some dark chocolate over it and eat the whole lot. :)
voli- I'l have to look when I get home. I can't remember the port offhand just that it was very good (to me anyway).
I noticed the FH forums database is having hiccups again. Posts in some threads are in the incorrect order, with people quoting posts before the quoted post appears.
I needed to post this over here where that sort of thing is normal. :eek:
Fig Newton anyone?
Regarding fig newtons....
I understand the fig part.
But the newton......
Are the figs installed with a metric torque wrench?
I am referring to the type of port ones imbibes Chief. ;)
The bottle says it is Brian McGuigans Private Reserve Tawny Port. 18% alcohol. It says it is a 15 year old port. When we were there, they wer getting ready to take it off the market so they could age it so more and then put it back on the market and sell it for a higher price because the same port is now 20-25 years old. This will be one to savor slowly. :)
[QUOTE=superchef;925947]I wonder if it would work if I made some crusty artisian bread, slice it into chunks, top iwht some good aged cheese, dip the apple slices in port, put on top of the cheese, grate some dark chocolate over it and eat the whole lot. :) QUOTE]
OK. I'd try that, but it would have to be served with a very well chilled bottle of, maybe Hock? Nothing sweet...
Why would they take a Tawny Port off the market? Tawny doesn't age in the bottle - at least, that's what I've been told. Anyway, I've never heard of that particular port, but there are so many around! And beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Or the taste buds...
They told us at the winery they were taking it off. I have yet to open it. One of these days I may have it. Especially if I move to Sydney as I hope. You can't bring anything into the country that is food or drink related. I probably would not be able to bring it back in even though I boiught it in Australia (seeing as how I would not be able to prove it was bought in Australia anyway.
I am getting ready to bake the bread. I have everything else. What time should I expect you? ;)
wow- I just checked my bank account. I received my Federal refund yesterday (I mailed it February 1). The state has not shown up yet. The Feds must be hoping I'll spend it so they have money to send me the $600 in May. :D
However, I have a plan to counteract the government's plot to entice us into spending money. I am not going to spend it, nor will I spend the money they send out in May-June. I am going to store it up. We squirrels are like that. :D
I'm thinking of paying my taxes with a credit card so I can use the rebate check to pay my credit card bill. Now, I will have to strategically work out the payment schedules so that I will not have an excessive interest penalty. I have also thought about buying stock in Visa since they are thinking of going to an open shareholder trading system. Then, when I didn't pay my bill, I could come collect my own stuff?!!
The best anyone can do is to die before all the payments come due at the same time.
That's how you win the credit game!
I bought some fresh Pacific red snapper today. Haven't decided on herbs and flavors yet, maybe crushed fennel seeds, salt and pepper, brush it with some canola oil (olive oil won't hold up to high heat if I stick it under the broiler and I really do not want to see the big red tiller trucks pulling up here! ) and lemon juice and then season both sides with the herbs. Should turn out quite nice I think (although not as nice as the snapper I caught when I was in NZ (honors go to Mrs. Kiwi on cooking it that time and Kiwi for cleaning the fish.) :)
Schnapper is good tucker!