DT #293, 21 October 2014 (Moorhouse’s Black Cat Reserve)   Leave a comment

Moorhouse's Black Cat Reserve

 

The most hygienic
Oxford City Centre pub
Is the Fork Handles.

Name: Moorhouse’s Black Cat Reserve
Type: mild
Venue: The Four Candles, Oxford

Review/notes: Best mild in a while the seasonal from Moorhouse’s was a treat despite being a bit lively on the pour.  Fortunately the bartender had a straw to smooth the head at the top of the glass; having done so, she placed the straw on the stickiest part of the bar and continued the pull.  Still foamy, she used her fingers to knock off the new head then the bar straw to make it even at the top of the glass. Serving me, she went to the next customer without washing — or even drying — her hands.

Moorhouse's Black Cat Reserve clip

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DT #292, 19 October 2014 (Colonel’s Whiskers)   Leave a comment

Colonel's Whiskers

 

This is certainly
A perfect mid-Summer day
In mid-October.

Name: Colonel’s Whiskers
Type: mild
Venue: The Savoy, Swindon

Review/notes: Trekked down to the Morrison’s for grocery shopping and passed the Christadelphian Church (this week’s sign, below, cracks me up — it’s like the Reverend Ee-yore is presiding):

Swindon Christadelphian sign 1

Oh, bother.

To steel my nerves for the shopping hell to come, I popped into the Savoy for another dark beer (the ale fest I hit yesterday continues into next month).  Fairly thin on the mouth but otherwise quite nice.  I wouldn’t call it a mild, myself; speaking of mild, what is with this fucking weather?  It’s gorgeous.

Colonel's Whiskers pump clip

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Morrisons Battered Cod Fillets, house, Chippy Challenge #106   Leave a comment

Morrisons Battered Cod Fillets cod fiend

[The Chippy Challenge: to eat more fish and chips in 2014; see original post for details.]

Fish: cod
Sides: chips
Evaluation: Not too bad.  This is only the second batch of frozen battered cod I have counted in this list (with the first ones noted here) but after yesterday’s fiasco with the hospital I’m staying close to home for the weekend and wouldn’t be able to pick up any of these out in the world.
Days since last: 6 (Totties, Cowes, IOW)

Morrisons Battered Cod Fillets box
Map link.

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DT #291, 18 October 2014 (Trojan Horse)   2 comments

Trojan Horse IDA

 

Hoping that you can
Recommend detergent
To get blood stains out.

Name: Trojan Horse
Type: dark IPA (or IDA, they want to label it)
Venue: The Savoy, Swindon

Trojan Horse IDA pump

Review/notes: Yesterday I had another superficial BCC cut off my chest and started making the parts of a pizza for supper when I got home.  First there was the sausage to prep, then the pizza dough and while it rose I cut all the veg for the toppings.  Jackie was due home at 7:30 so, as I finished all this at 5, I sat down to enjoy the first glass of wine and watch some of the Giants/Cardinals NLCS game. I felt some liquid on my stomach and looked down to see wine spilt on my shirt except it was seeping from underneath and spreading. I balled up the shirt I was wearing to make a compression bandage and called for an ambulance.

Today I just had a nice, calm walk instead and went to the Wetherspoons for a breakfast beer.

2014-10-17 suture fail

Jackie doesn’t carry a cell phone so I left this in the entrance hall with a note that I could be found at A&E

 

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Posted 2014/10/18 by 1pumplane in Daily Haiku, Daily Tipple

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DT #290, 17 October 2014 (Rosemount Reserve Shiraz Grenache)   1 comment

Rosemount Reserve Shiraz Grenache

 

Don’t tell your surgeon,
“I’m just glad to be back from
Sierra Leone.”

Name: Rosemount Reserve Shiraz Grenache
Type: red wine
Venue: house

Review/notes: In the hospital again, getting my boobs lifted or, at least, the left one were the superficial BCC was cut out.  The conversation led around to the Isle of Wight Marathon at which point she said that it seemed excessive to run that far.  “I  just did it to celebrate returning from Sierra Leone.”  We laughed and laughed.

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DT #289, 16 October 2014 (Morrison’s Claret)   Leave a comment

Morrison's Claret

 

Tomorrow requires
Beer to watch NLCS
After surgery.

Name: Morrison’s Claret
Type: red wine
Venue: house

Review/notes: We just got the new Morrison’s directly on each of our walks home from either work or the bus stop, so, yes, I see drinking a lot of this in the near future.  No run, tomorrow (under the knife again); then, settling in to Game 5 (recording tonight…shh).

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DT #288, 15 October 2014 (Villa Garducci Montepulciano d’Abruzzo)   Leave a comment

Villa Garducci Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

 

It’s good to be home.
Was rushed off my ass today.
Accomplished fuck-all.

Name: Villa Garducci Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
Type: red wine
Recipe: bought some stew bones at the Halal butcher, cut the meat away and minced it coarsely in the sausage maker…sublime
Venue: house

Review/notes: Double- and  triple-booked all day and sometimes had outcalls following me around.  This is why I make the big bucks.

The burgers done this way (with just a smidge of sea salt and quite a bit more than a smidge of garlic run through the grinder with the meat) are truly fantastic.

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Posted 2014/10/15 by 1pumplane in Daily Haiku, Daily Tipple, food, wine, work

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