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Mordor juice

It’s not been a great start to the year chez . The smashed pot that I replaced has been smashed again by this week’s storm; the Canadian paintings exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery had a 2+ hour queue yesterday that … Continue reading

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Petits Pois Purée

rosamicula‘s Birthday Dinner took place at Shampers last night. Food and wine flowed freely; I opted for Orkney Gravadlax, followed by Roast Grouse with sauté potatoes and petits pois purée – an option perilously close to mushy peas, but in … Continue reading

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Fast Food

Finally, last week Waitrose had some British asparagus (still £2.99 versus £1.99 for similar from Peru – peak oil theorists go figure), and on Saturday we had Asparagus with Red Wine Butter as a tasty starter. I’ll also add a … Continue reading

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Tasting Notes

As an accompaniment to a hot and spicy sausage dish, initial impressions of Era Costana Rioja Reserva 2002 were very positive and also that it was light and refreshing. Away from food, it exhibited a more expected medium-to-full-bodied style, with … Continue reading

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Tasting Notes

uitlander spotted McManis 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon flying off the special offer shelves. Since we sampled it, she has been back to relieve Tesco’s of the remaining bottles. I’m not inclined to agree with their own notes about “substantial” levels of … Continue reading

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The qatsi awards

Best of the year: Fiction – Verdigris Deep, by Frances Hardinge Non-Fiction – The Coffee-House, by Markman Ellis Film – The Queen Music – Glière’s Third Symphony at Prom 8 Exhibition – Canaletto in England at Dulwich Picture Gallery Food … Continue reading

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Low Art

While light of mind, I have been enjoying Oz and James’s Big Wine Adventure. Oz Clarke plays the grumpy old man about as well as James May does the buffoon – i.e. not very well. I can’t claim to have … Continue reading

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