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Friday, December 26

Heidi and I just finished a "light" snack of Epoisses cheese, crackers, and negronis. Epoisses is a little milder than brie, has a creamy, gooey consistency, and is quite tasty. We found it at Spec's. Mmmmmmm.

Wednesday, December 24

Merry Christmas, y'all!

Stu and I have been baking and cooking up a storm today. I can't wait to dig in tomorrow.

This evening we are going to spend Christmas Eve with some friends. Tomorrow we are going to have a quiet Christmas, just the two of us (and all of that food).

Tuesday, December 23

One of the items on our Christmas dinner menu calls for orange zest, so I seized upon the occasion of having a spare orange in the fridge to make us a couple of Old Fashioneds. Here is our recipe:

Put one or two sugar cubes in the bottom of an (what else?) Old Fashioned glass. Splash the cubes with Angostura bitters until they are well soaked. Drop in a big hunk (a quarter or so) of orange, with the peel still on. Muddle well, crushing the orange and mostly dissolving the sugar. Optional - lick the concentrated Old Fashioned mix from the muddler...mmmmmm. Add two ounces of Bourbon or rye and top the glass with crushed ice. Garnish with a maraschino cherry and stir well.

The result is a drink that has a sweet, fruity flavor and aroma, but still allows the whiskey to shine through. And remember to relax, for what can happen to an Old Fashioned?

Stu's Stuff
What I'm reading now:
'Post Captain', by Patrick O'Brian
What I read last:
'The First Man In Rome', by Colleen McCullough
If the above seems out of date, I've almost certainly reverted to either Patrick O'Brian or P.G. Wodehouse
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