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October 02, 2005

Artichoke to the rescue

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I bought a bottle of Rose the other day just for curiosity. It was so absolutely awful when i tried it last week at one dinner that I was thinking about dumping it. But, today, I decided to give it another chance with the Artichoke I bought. Well, well! Much better... Unbelievable! The Rose actually became tolerable with artichoke... Here is why:

... Quote from this article about food and wine paring...

Artichokes
Similar issues attend the subject of wine with artichokes: anything you taste, be it wine, water or bagels, will taste sweeter after you've tasted an artichoke. The reason here is not acid in the food, but a natural substance called cynarin. So, if you grab a wine that is so determinedly dry it's unappealing to most people, and serve it with an artichoke gratin, you have probably improved the pleasure-giving ability of that wine. In the US, one of my favorite matches with artichokes is Provencal rose. This wine can taste delightfully fruity in the south of France, but when it gets sent here much of the fruit seems to dissipate over the ocean, and the wines can become austere. Artichokes, garlic, tomatoes, herbs, olive oil--and newly un-austere Provencal Rose.....

Yes, a perfect fix for the austere Rose... But, no more rose for me, please!

Posted by Big Sis at 09:10 PM | Comments (0)

我的MOTIV

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吃完早餐,給我的MOTIV打氣之後在附近逛了好久。覺得騎車比走路爽多了!8-P!今年第一次騎它哦!

Posted by Big Sis at 08:56 PM | Comments (0)

早餐

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今天早餐吃醬肉薄餅加鹹豆漿。YUMMY!

Posted by Big Sis at 08:52 PM | Comments (2)

Library Card

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上星期被安紀提醒應該好好利用附近的圖書館。今天便去探路。結果當場就辦了卡借了﹕

Book: National Geographic Traveler - Taiwan.
DVD﹕ Gardens of the World with Audrey Hepburn.
DVD﹕ Sea Biscuit.
CD: Gilbert and Sullivan's (opera) Pirates of Penzance.

圖書館裏有很多CD和DVD。很棒。最棒的當然是完全免費哦!下星期要把我不想留下的書捐去。

Posted by Big Sis at 12:09 AM | Comments (0)

梯子

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今天買了一個新梯子來修剪院子裏的植物。比舊梯子高了兩尺,很好用。爬上梯子可越過鄰居的屋頂望出去哦。

Posted by Big Sis at 12:01 AM | Comments (0)