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Peter Creasey

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In Topic: Christmas Stollen 2017

Today, 01:35 AM

Suzanne,  yes, or at least it's marzipan which is (about?) the same.

 

It was interesting this year as I made the stollen exactly as I have always before.  This year, inexplicably, the two stages of rising were much greater thereby making the result less dense and lighter.  It must have been a more active yeast, for some reason.

 

The taste test should be a good comparison to prior results.


In Topic: What WINE are you drinking?

07 December 2017 - 03:13 PM

A surprise from yesteryear!

 

For years there's been a wine in my cellar that I didn't know what to do with so I finally pulled it last evening. Not expecting much, it was a real surprise.

It was the Saint Felicien Estate Bottled Argentine Cabernet Sauvignon by Bodegas Esmeralda '63. Here's a photo of the bottle along with a scan of the info attached to the bottle.

jpcstjup.jpg. jpcstju2.jpg


Yes, it was a tad bit raisiny, but otherwise very nicely evolved and a pleasing accompaniment with roast pork, collard greens, and roasted red peppers/garlic, then a variety of cheeses and apple. The old-style Cabernet profile was a true delight. Evidently a wine with a worthy pedigree and a style we need more of.
 


In Topic: Currently Reading...

07 December 2017 - 01:55 AM

Just finished The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emma Orczy.  A fine read and a wonderful classic.


In Topic: NFL 2017

04 December 2017 - 07:46 PM

Difference of perspective?

 

 

Every week, some ticket holders must miss the game. But the NFL is laboring across the board this season to maintain its fan base and minimize no-shows. It’s not just the Ravens. Television ratings are down league-wide and empty seats can be seen at many games.

 

Ravens, NFL scramble as fans stay home


In Topic: NFL 2017

04 December 2017 - 06:13 PM

I've seen several reports and photos indicating that fans are staying away from NFL games in droves.  Probably similarly from viewing televised games.