(Scotch Olives filled w/ homemade sausage on right at Bristol!)
As I write this I am eating quite low on the hog, er, cow. As a child I loved taco night with my mom. A pound of ground beef, a McCormick's spice packet, some cheese and tortilla shells. Tonight that's what I am enjoying since I have to fend for myself as Rebecca is in New Orleans on business (oh how horrible, I know. <20deg here right now)! I switched it up a bit by adding some Adobo sauce from the chipotles I included in my first batch on 'nduja long ago! Let's just say Sandra Lee would be proud.
Otherwise, beer brewing is about the only thing I have been up to. Luckily it doesn't take much being on the feet to do so. 2 weekends ago we brewed a German Altbier with some Munich hops. and This weekend we brewed some Dunkelweisen. Did I mention that the last hefeweisen yeast I used I turned out being allergic to it? Swollen tongue and loss of tasting capacity noticed after a few beers in the same week!
So I know nothing here was exciting to read. But I am hoping that it has sparked some intrgue and curiosity about what is to come once I have the time/stamina to complete and write about it. I did have some great charcuterie once again at Old Town Social here in Chicago. I took some pictures and notes about the tasty stuff they're offering right now. Most notably: Braunschweiger! Until then, I have a picture or two to whet your appetites!
(Fegato, rabbit liver mousse, at Spiaggia Cafe, AWESOME!)