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    DaleW Guest

    Default TN: lesser '05 Bdx and Piedmont, '07 Loire

    Betsy and her mom returned Wed, Betsy said she was glad to be back in
    her kitchen. She made kale soup with proscuitto, roast chicken, and a
    green salad with beets. Opened the 2005 Produttori del Barbaresco
    Langhe Nebbiolo , nice wine. Bright acidity, bright red cherry and
    raspberry fruit, earth. Not much weight, tannins there but not
    bothersome, a nice lighter styled Nebbiolo. The following night I
    was taking some Google staff on a run, so only had a half glass of the
    leftovers with dinner ( spaghetti with Bolognese, kale, and a bok
    choy salad with pears). Holding up amazingly well, little obvious
    oxidation, Cranapple fruit with mushroom and leather. Still on lighter
    side, not giving a serious Barolo a run for the money, but a fine $15
    Nebbiolo. B/B+

    When I got in late that night, I tried a glass of the white Betsy had
    used for the sauce, the 2007 Clos Roche Blanche Sauvignon Blanc #2
    (Touraine).
    Good acidity, gooseberry and lemon, a little grass. However, an odd
    metallic note on the finish was distracting. Another taste Friday
    night didn't have the metallic note, but by then the freshness
    suffered. OK, but I liked more previously. B-

    Friday's dinner was lamb chops in a pepper/tomato/olive sauce. I was
    thinking Italians, but opened a 2005 Ch. Canon (Canon-Fronsac) because
    it was handy. I had hoped I was pre-shutdown, but this was quite
    monolithic. Some air showed black currant and plum fruit, but not much
    else. Fairly strong tannins for a satellite wine, good acidity makes
    me think this will age midterm ok, but for now not a lot of pleasure. C
    + for drinking now, guessing on B/B+ potential.

    Grade disclaimer: I'm a very easy grader, basically A is an excellent
    wine, B a good wine, C mediocre. Anything below C means I wouldn't
    drink at a party where it was only choice. Furthermore, I offer no
    promises of objectivity, accuracy, and certainly not of consistency.

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    Emery Davis Guest

    Default Re: TN: lesser '05 Bdx and Piedmont, '07 Loire

    DaleW wrote:
    > Betsy and her mom returned Wed, Betsy said she was glad to be back in
    > her kitchen. She made kale soup with proscuitto, roast chicken, and a

    []

    Mmm, kale soup with ham, that sounds tasty. Recipe please Betsy,
    or someone who channels Betsy.

    -E

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    DaleW Guest

    Default Re: TN: lesser '05 Bdx and Piedmont, '07 Loire

    On Feb 21, 12:38*pm, Emery Davis <laera...@essera.oc.ku> wrote:
    > DaleW wrote:
    > > Betsy and her mom returned Wed, Betsy said she was glad to be back in
    > > her kitchen. She made kale soup with proscuitto, roast chicken, and a

    >
    > []
    >
    > Mmm, kale soup with ham, that sounds tasty. *Recipe please Betsy,
    > or someone who channels Betsy.
    >
    > -E


    Emery,
    it's one of the variations on Boiled Kale (4 Ways) in the Judy Rodgers
    "Zuni Cafe Cookbook". Rodgers is very precise, too much to type, but I
    googled and found a version in comments on this page

    http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/d...ves/133488.asp

    Other variations include one where you top the toast with kale like
    above, and then top with a fried egg topped with warm red wine
    vinegar. Or stirring in stale bread, or adding semolina.


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