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10 Reasons Wine is better than Beer


A good post, some tongue-in-cheek.


Originally posted on The Wine Wankers:

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Craft beer – for those that have not seen it :)

Over at the Wine Wanker’s head office we are very committed to promoting the virtues of wine, but we don’t often criticise the alternatives. This blog therefore corrects this glaring omission from our line-up of posts, and demonstrates the superiority of wine over it’s poorer cousin beer. Why beer? Well in Australia anyway (Downunder for our American friends), it is the most consumed alcoholic beverage, and as such some ground needs to be made up by the wine fraternity to correct this travesty.

We have a craft beer revolution going on here at present and it has been interesting watching beer swillers becoming refined craft beer nerds. Conrad and Neal recently went to a craft beer brewery that has sprung up in Enmore and it was hilarious watching this cultural shift. Deadset there were beer wankers everywhere. Good idea…

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Ah, crumbles…

One of the easiest desserts. The crumble can be made with many different fruit.

The recipe is basic, butter, flour and sugar for the crust. The flour can be plain or wholemeal, the sugar, white or brown. The butter needs to be butter, NOT margarine.

The fruit can be lightly stewed apples or pears, raw banana, or even rhubarb.

Cooked in the oven and served with custard, icecream, yoghurt or fresh or whipped cream.

Sunday Art Fare



Source: Thirsty Palette

Satireday on Fizz


WTF is this?

Tobacco flavoured vodka…


Sunday Art Fare

An ornate coffee table…



Satireday on Fizz



I’m a day late… yesterday’s whisky story took precedence :-)

This is a part reblog from yesterday’s post on Life I thought it may interest you.

Recently I have made reference to queijo coalho (coalho cheese) when talking about BBQs and stuff. It usually comes on a skewer ready for the BBQ.

BBQing cheese

And doesn’t melt and run everywhere. Exactly what and how it’s made, I have no idea; I just know that it’s delicious. The name coalho means rennet and it is a product of northeastern Brazil. Often it is served or even grilled with a sprinkle of oregano.

A sour dram for Scotland

Suntory time: Japanese whisky named world’s best in sour dram for Scotland

World Whisky Bible gives highest mark to Yamazaki single malt while spiritual homeland’s ranking is dramatically watered down

A whisky from the Yamazaki distillery in Japan has been ranked the world’s best. Photograph: Graeme Robertson/Guardian

Scottish drinkers could be forgiven for crying into their drams after a single malt from Japan was named the best whisky in the world for the first time.

Whisky expert Jim Murray awarded a record-equalling 97.5 marks out of 100 to Suntory’s Yamazaki Single Malt Sherry Cask 2013, hailing it as “near indescribable genius” in his comments in the forthcoming 2015 World Whisky Bible.

Murray’s tasting notes described the whisky, from the company’s distillery near Kyoto in western Japan, as possessing “a nose of exquisite boldness” and as “thick, dry, [and] as rounded as a snooker ball”.

It is the first time since the guide was first published 12 years ago that the top award has gone to a whisky from Japan. The country’s whiskies were once the butt of jokes but have won a slew of awards and widespread critical acclaim in recent years.

To compound the pain felt in the spiritual home of the “water of life”, this is the first time that not a single Scottish whisky made it into the top five in Murray’s respected guide.

Suntory’s winning whisky is aged for 12 to 15 years in casks previously used for Oloroso sherry, giving it what Murray described as a “light, teasing spice”.

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Some great ideas for squash and pumpkins

Originally posted on BlissfulBritt:

A few weeks ago I purchased “all the squash.” I wanted to do something fun with each of them, and I think I accomplished just that. Below are the random creations I came up with for five different types of squash. I don’t have recipe measurements because I usually just throw things together, but this will give you an idea of different flavor combinations to experiment with!IMG_3039-0You’ll see I used the outer “shell” of each squash as my bowl. Eating directly out of the squash shell is almost more fun than tormenting small children. Almost.

Spaghetti Squash

Named for its string like consistency, this squash is a fun substitute for noodles.


In the mix: olive oil, nutritional yeast, pepper, jalapenos, broccoli and cauliflower.


Butternut Squash

The squash with a funny name and an equally funny shape. Borderline inappropriate for both…


In the mix: Sauteed kale, cubed/roasted butternut squash, cranberries, cashews, olive…

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