Back in college, Matt and I [and the rest of the SAE brothers] had a name for Wednesdays that got a little wild….Wacky Wednesdays.
I’m sure you’ve heard of ‘em!
Exhibit A, Circa 2003
[Note the back surgery brace!]
Tonight was a Wacky Wednesday!!
But first, Faith and I attended a free yoga class taught by a new teacher of the Ashtanga Yoga Cville school. The class was hatha style, and therefore reallllly slow. But we enjoyed it for the mindful practice it gave us.
After a freezing bike ride home…
Faith broke out her homemade kombocha for a replenishment!
Look at this disgusting mushroom growth! Surprisingly, it tasted great!
Our Wacky Wednesday began last week…when we tasted Winter Warmers at Market Street Wine Shop. This wee was Christmas Ales! We made the 1.0 mile trek downtown for the event.
We tasted some delicious spiced ales this week:
Ridgeway Seriously Bad Elf (9% AVB) – Slight cinnamon-y. Light in body. Great flavor, and not too banana-y for a tripel.
Anchor “Our Special Ale” (5.5% ABV) – 100% log cabin. Slightly smoky on the finish.
Delirium Noel (10% ABV) – Cheesy, like roasted parmesan. Sweet. Thick. Almost bittersweet chocolate. (We recently had this is Boston on tap!)
Scaldis Noel (12% ABV) – Bourbon, alcoholic, sweet. Like apple cider.
Gouden Carolus Noel (10.5% ABV) – Chewy, roasty, caramely. YUM!! (My favorite!)
Back at Faith + Tate’s (after a freezing cold walk home) we put out some appetizers – hummus and veg and chips and crackers
And started to assemble Matzo Ball Soup!
Last week, they were making it for Hanukah (Tate requested it even though it was Hanukah!) and we had to miss out. So we made up for it a week later.
We broke into some of Faith’s fabulous new wines!
Loved those doughy balls!!
Matt and I also brought some Twin Oaks Tofu (Spicy Peanut Thai) to roast with some butternut
Tate seared some venison loin for Matt and me, as we had never tasted it and he just got a bunch from one of his relative who hunts. There’s a first time for everything!
The venison tasted like a tough steak to me – very good!
After dinner drinks – Faith and Tate have a best / worst influence on us!!!!
Chocolate and Port for dessert!? Couldn’t’ ask for anything more perfect!
Tomorrow we are expecting snow – and I’ve got a busy day with appointments for Karen and me scheduled. Hope we’re not snowed out!