Thursday, October 16, 2008

This and That

I've reached the point with the knee recovery that a glass of wine or Scottish whisky is much better for pain management than a pill.

The weather here in Ohio seems to be like the summer without end as unusually warm conditions continue. The humidity was back for the last several days so the air conditioning was still running. Usually by this time of the year the nights are cool enough to open windows, but not this year. It is not yet "big red wine" season, but there are a few candidates for 'first' when the weather cools down.

Of course this does extend the outdoor grilling season, even though I have been known to knock snow off the grill in order to have a good steak in the winter.

Last night was a couple of medium thick pork chops. The local market carries only Du Breton natural pork from Quebec and it is delicious. We basted them while cooking in a mixture of veggie oil, cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, pepper flakes, salt and water. Add a small salad and a little rice and a glass of Domaine du Cara Moulin a Vent 2006 and it made for a nice evening.

Rain is coming in today and the nights are supposed to begin cooling again.

...and the photo above is ripening Chardonnay grapes.

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