Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Post No. 1001

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I really have too much time on my hands. 100 in the last month? But this is quite a milestone. One thousand posts - good or bad or just downright shit-awful, I'm still going, whether anyone reads or not.

Wow, I've been drinking a lot of wine lately. Or rather, I think I'm drinking a lot at once (binging), which makes it seem like a lot. But I've been drinking many wines that I really love, and learning a lot as well. It helps that in the past 5-6 months, I've really only bought wines for consumption - very little of it has been put away.

August was an interesting month. We really haven't had much of a summer this year. Only a few days of intense heat, followed quickly by rain and blast of autumn weather. Chilly. Frosty. But this summer, I've made a concerted effort to drink more ales, and to learn more about beers in general. Also, I'm always looking to improve my culinary skills and palate. Always looking to see what new ingredients I can try, and perfecting the ones I know. All with a healthy amount of ego and snarl. Oh, and drank a few German rieslings along the way too.

So what's next? I think I'm going to slow down a bit. Autumn's coming, which is always wonderful. A lot of fruits and vegetables coming into season - I'm thinking shallots, potato, porcini mushroom, artichoke, fennel - all those wonderful things. Also, shellfish! Mussels, clams, oysters. As the weather gets colder, savoury meats are very appealing. Let's see if I can get my hands on some game this year. Venison and rabbit are at the top of my list. Maybe some beautiful lamb (rack and loin) or duck?

Hey, I'm not taking a vacation this year, so might as well splurge on food. Thanks for reading up to now......here's to the next 1000!

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