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Old 25-12-2003, 08:17 AM
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It is 07:47 GMT on a mild Christmas morning. Our household has awakened to
Mulled wine, Stollen and carols! Paper unwrappings are everywhere!

Merry Christmas to you all around the world.

menu for today's dinner

Hummus bi Tahina wa Khubs

Poached Salmon with Oysters au gratin and avocado salad or fresh crab with
crevettes and salad in a lemon boat

Roast Pheasant ( medium hung ) stuffed with Apple,garlic and Lime stuffing
and all the usual trimmings

Christmas Pud served with brandy sauce or ice cream or traditional vanilla
custard ( and a baked Alaska for seconds served flaming ))

Whole mature stilton which has be fed gently with port for the last 2 months
and stored in the coolest place I have ( my coal shed) with the last/final
/ultimate bottle of my 1964 fortified elderberry

Wines available

Tempranillo -- an amazingly good robust wine that I only started
fermentation last December and is already beating more expensive wines. I
only tried the first bottle 3 days ago and decided to serve it this
Christmas
Chablis -- not my best but adjusted to medium for those who like a sweeter
wine
Strawberry -- fermented July 2002 and is now at its best but only 4 bottles
so I shall never know it it would improve with another year in bottle
Sauvignon Blanc -- my best white this Christmas which has spoiled ( in
appearance only )because of a bottling error ( discussed a while ago). Just
a hint of fizz on the tongue but very flinty and grassy -- quite delicious.
The small amount of lees in the bottle only spoils the last glass if I am
careful --- so I have the last glass!


We shall be at table for several hours and shall not rush the courses.
Memories will abound! Oldest guest is my 96 year old dad who seems
indestructible, youngest is James Robin my 6 year old grandson.

Merry Christmas everyone



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Old 25-12-2003, 03:07 PM
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It is 07:47 GMT on a mild Christmas morning. Our household has awakened to
Mulled wine, Stollen and carols! Paper unwrappings are everywhere!

Merry Christmas to you all around the world.

menu for today's dinner

Hummus bi Tahina wa Khubs

Poached Salmon with Oysters au gratin and avocado salad or fresh crab with
crevettes and salad in a lemon boat

Roast Pheasant ( medium hung ) stuffed with Apple,garlic and Lime stuffing
and all the usual trimmings

Christmas Pud served with brandy sauce or ice cream or traditional vanilla
custard ( and a baked Alaska for seconds served flaming ))

Whole mature stilton which has be fed gently with port for the last 2 months
and stored in the coolest place I have ( my coal shed) with the last/final
/ultimate bottle of my 1964 fortified elderberry

Wines available

Tempranillo -- an amazingly good robust wine that I only started
fermentation last December and is already beating more expensive wines. I
only tried the first bottle 3 days ago and decided to serve it this
Christmas
Chablis -- not my best but adjusted to medium for those who like a sweeter
wine
Strawberry -- fermented July 2002 and is now at its best but only 4 bottles
so I shall never know it it would improve with another year in bottle
Sauvignon Blanc -- my best white this Christmas which has spoiled ( in
appearance only )because of a bottling error ( discussed a while ago). Just
a hint of fizz on the tongue but very flinty and grassy -- quite delicious.
The small amount of lees in the bottle only spoils the last glass if I am
careful --- so I have the last glass!


We shall be at table for several hours and shall not rush the courses.
Memories will abound! Oldest guest is my 96 year old dad who seems
indestructible, youngest is James Robin my 6 year old grandson.

Merry Christmas everyone



And to you. I'm coming to your place for dinner today!!! YUM, sounds great.

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Old 28-12-2003, 10:56 PM
jmreiter
 
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A belated Merry Christmas to you, Trevor.
Any chance of leftovers? I'll bring a bottle of my friend and I 2002
'Happy Bear Zinfandel'. I'll trade you the story on that one for some
pheasant. I make a absolutely decadent baklawa, with New Mexico pistachios
and honey. We had standing rib roast, the bones from which were added to
some roast oxtails to make a sturdy beef soup the next day. Baklawa,
rumballs and Christmas cookies abound.
Friends of ours had an absolutely wonderful Christmas Eve dinner-party at
their house with five different kinds of soups along with green chili
chicken stew, posole and Christmas tamales. Assorted side dishes. Lots of
wine. And later a stroll through the streets to carol and enjoy the
luminarias that lined the streets and driveways to homes, and rooftops, too.
The smell of pinon pine and mesquite burning from fireplaces everywhere.
Enchantment.

Joanne

"Pinky" wrote in message
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It is 07:47 GMT on a mild Christmas morning. Our household has awakened to
Mulled wine, Stollen and carols! Paper unwrappings are everywhere!

Merry Christmas to you all around the world.

menu for today's dinner

Hummus bi Tahina wa Khubs

Poached Salmon with Oysters au gratin and avocado salad or fresh crab with
crevettes and salad in a lemon boat

Roast Pheasant ( medium hung ) stuffed with Apple,garlic and Lime stuffing
and all the usual trimmings

Christmas Pud served with brandy sauce or ice cream or traditional

vanilla
custard ( and a baked Alaska for seconds served flaming ))

Whole mature stilton which has be fed gently with port for the last 2

months
and stored in the coolest place I have ( my coal shed) with the last/final
/ultimate bottle of my 1964 fortified elderberry

Wines available

Tempranillo -- an amazingly good robust wine that I only started
fermentation last December and is already beating more expensive wines. I
only tried the first bottle 3 days ago and decided to serve it this
Christmas
Chablis -- not my best but adjusted to medium for those who like a

sweeter
wine
Strawberry -- fermented July 2002 and is now at its best but only 4

bottles
so I shall never know it it would improve with another year in bottle
Sauvignon Blanc -- my best white this Christmas which has spoiled ( in
appearance only )because of a bottling error ( discussed a while ago).

Just
a hint of fizz on the tongue but very flinty and grassy -- quite

delicious.
The small amount of lees in the bottle only spoils the last glass if I am
careful --- so I have the last glass!


We shall be at table for several hours and shall not rush the courses.
Memories will abound! Oldest guest is my 96 year old dad who seems
indestructible, youngest is James Robin my 6 year old grandson.

Merry Christmas everyone



--
Trevor A Panther
In South Yorkshire, England
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