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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all.  Posts have  been light  as life has overtaken blogging but stay tuned there is more to come.  Best wishes to everyone and sincerest hopes for a Happy and Prosperous New Year.

Some poached pear salad with goat cheese from our first course Christmas Eve Dinner.



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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas (or merry whatever holiday you chose to celebrate- Hanukkah, Festivus, Kwanzaa etc.) readers.  I’m off to cook.  Here’s the Christmas Eve Menu.  We were trying to keep it lower key:


First Course: Cheese Plate

  • – American Cream Cheese with homemade Green and Red Pepper Jelly
  • – Polder Gold (aged goat cheese from the Netherlands)
  • – Aged Asagio

Second Course:

 Insalate Di Pompelmo e Avacado (Italian Grapefruit and Avocado salad)

 Wine for first two courses:  2005 Domaine Carneros Methode Champenoise by Taittinger (92WS)

Third Course:

 Tuscan Bean and Farro Soup w/ Cabbage and Winter Squash

 Homemade Ciabatta Bread

 Wine:  1998 Penfold’s Bin 389

 Dessert Course:

 Homemade Assorted Seasonal Treats:

        – decorated cutout Christmas cookies

        – dark chocolate peppermint cookies

        – almond joy cookies

        – Viennese crescent cookies

        – Kate’s fudge

        – homemade salted almond bark


Wine:  Hardy’s Whisker’s Blake Tawny Port NV (RP95)

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