Tuesday 20 December 2011

Winter joys

Is it really that long since I posted here? Oops... Inasmuch as there's anything to blame beyond my own slackitude, it's work, plus the winter weather and the bugs it brings. Specifically a foul cold which has dulled my palate to the point where I can just about tell that a beer is beer, but that's pretty much all.

It was especially annoying over the weekend - presented with a traditional German yuletide dinner of Sauerbraten with red cabbage and Knödel (dumplings), I pulled out my remaining crate of German beer for our guests, and realised I could barely tell the difference between Brauerei Simon Spezial, Riedenburger Historisches Emmer Bier and Andechser Doppelbock. Sigh.

Ah well - here's hoping it will have cleared by the time the festivities start...

*This is a beef joint marinated in red wine, vinegar, herbs & spices, and chopped onion and carrot, roasted and served with a sweet and sour sauce, and it's delicious - if you can taste it.