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DT #320, 16 November 2014 (Malmesbury Westport)   1 comment

Malmesbury Westport

Busy week ahead:
After the weekend just passed
Work will be a breeze.

Name: Malmesbury Westport
Type: porter
Recipe: Untied a rolled pork loin roast and rubbed with cumin, oregano, and paprika then stuffed it with full strength red chilli slices and garlic before rerolling and covering with more chillies, garlic, and lemon grass. Wrapped tightly in four layers of foil, the roast was dumped in a 120 C oven for 8 hours to be finished or charred on the BBQ.

Boiled some potatoes then smashed with butter, salt, pepper, and parmigiano reggiano.

Made a chinese style slaw of shredded cabbage, grated carrot and celery with coriander (cilantro), rice wine vinegar, toasted sesame oil, brown sugar, seeded and de-membraned chillies, and yoghurt.

Venue: Hop Inn, Swindon

Review/notes: While the food cooked or infused, I tidied the rough cut of the carpet in the Drunken Bunny Pub, tacked down the edges, and started moving the furnishings about.

The Public Bar/Dining Room lost the Singapore buffet and gained our minimalist bar and a tall bookcase for a net gain of about four square feet but with the move of the table away from the window seems much greater increase.

The living room is such an odd shape and so cavernous that the shift of the heavy-but-low sideboard/buffet into it (and the tall shelves out) that we doubted the wisdom of the move but it opens a lot of wall space for our far-too-many pictures to go up.

So…nearly a year in we may be getting the ground floor in order.

The porter was spectacular — dark coffee and chocolate and bitter and tart and a perfect break in the midst of the day’s activities.

[DT =Daily Tipple, explained in DT #000 here]

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DT #319, 15 November 2014 (Petit Monde French Red)   7 comments

Petit Monde French Red table wine

 

“Salaam alaikum.
Is this a muslim household?”
No, have a nice night.

Name: Petit Monde French Red table wine
Type: red wine
Venue: house, in the new ‘pub room’

Review/notes: The doorbell rang and I found four young men dressed for mosque and carrying a list of neighbourhood folk with likely names (our predecessors in this house as well as the landlord are Iranian).  Tempted to invite them in for tea I thought better of it not for the sake of the open bottle of wine but more for the disarray the dining and living rooms were in.

We got a carpet remnant that looks like it came from a pub refurbishment which, in fact, it had.  Hard wearing, plush and meant to hide stains from spilt beverages, vomit, or folks that wee themselves as they lean against the bar, we roughed it out to fit the dining room and started rearranging the space so that we could fit our bar in there.  It is now, unofficially, the Public Bar of the Drunken Bunny pub…complete with bar cat:

Edie on the Pub carpet

[DT =Daily Tipple, explained in DT #000 here]

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DT #312, 8 November 2014 (Frontera Cabernet Sauvignon)   Leave a comment

Frontera Cabernet Sauvignon

A rainy day spent
Installing insulation
And draught excluders.

Name: Frontera Cabernet Sauvignon
Type: red wine
Venue: house

Review/notes: The Victorian house is mostly single glazed which makes it even more critical that we make it less porous as the winter sets in.  I was at the DIY place at 8 and spent the morning chasing air gaps but the house is noticeably warmer without the heat turned on.  It is quieter, too.

Did a quick shop down at the new supermarket where I also grabbed a bite of lunch (Chippy Challenge #110), then put on the supper and headed out into the squalls for a minimalist run of just under 40 minutes.  Returning to find the bird done already, I took a glass of wine to the bath and awaited the spousal unit’s return from work.  Saturday’s can be awesome.

[DT =Daily Tipple, explained in DT #000 here]

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Posted 2014/11/08 by Drunken Bunny in Daily Haiku, Daily Tipple, house, wine

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DT #103, 13 April 2014 (Grey Fox Grenache Rosé)   1 comment

Grey Fox Grenache Rose

Hipster Neighbour Bob
Anticipating Greek heat
Paints his shed bright blue.

Name: Grey Fox Grenache Rosé
Type: rosé wine
Venue: house

Review/notes: We gardened a bit today and had a brief encounter with our neighbour as he put the brightest Aegean blue on the trim of his shed.  “Time to break out the bouzouki music,” I offered to which he replied, “I have a bouzouki, in fact, and know how to play it.”  I hope he is as good as his word.

Already had the Magner’s pear, but it was a lovely day out:

magner's pear in the garden

[DT =Daily Tipple, explained in DT #000 here]

 

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DT #064, 5 Mar 2014 (Inycon Pinot Grigio)   Leave a comment

Inycon Pinot Grigio

This is refreshing:
There’s a creepy guy at work
And, it isn’t me.

Name: Inycon Pinot Grigio
Type: white wine
Venue: house

Review/notes: Dry enough, good fruit, and a bit of citrus: just like I like (and the wine is good, too).  Oh, and spotted a new graffito on the run today (below).

[DT =Daily Tipple, explained in DT #000 here]

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graffito near exeter college sport ground

Posted 2014/03/05 by Drunken Bunny in Daily Haiku, Daily Tipple

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DT #051, 20 Feb 2014 (Tesco Finest Tempranillo)   Leave a comment

Tesco Tempranillo

Moving furniture.
Waiting is the hardest part.
Patience, my pet.

Name: Tesco Finest Tempranillo
Type: red wine
Venue: house in Eastcott

Review/notes: We are down to two plates, two wine glasses, two sets of flatware, etc.  Everything else except the big stuff is at the palace in Old Town.  Looking forward to the movers but it’s nice to be in such an empty house, too.  Had a coupon for Tesco Finest and never tried the T’rillo…better than I expected (no fan of Spanish swill).

[DT =Daily Tipple, explained in DT #000 here]

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Posted 2014/02/20 by Drunken Bunny in Daily Haiku, Daily Tipple, house, wine

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DT #047, 16 Feb 2014 (Casa Planeta Nero D’avola Syrah)   2 comments

Casa Planeta Nero D'avola Syrah

Boxes, tomorrow,
Move to their new home and wait
For the furniture.

Name: Casa Planeta Nero D’avola Syrah
Type: red wine
Venue: house in Eastcott night before we get keys to house in Old Town

Review/notes: Good wine with telly in a room full of boxed up books and records.  Exodus begins tomorrow.

[DT =Daily Tipple, explained in DT #000 here]

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