polarbear22


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MarkDaSpark wrote::ears perk up:

PS Port?


I ordered some Vincent Arroyo PS Port for Mother. You got your own, right?

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sparky, ditto on the good thoughts, glad all is well.

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merbill wrote:And the important yet unasked question - were any bottles of precious wine lost in the accident? We assume you always have a case in the trunk, just because you're Sparky.



The wine would be the best protected thing in the car, don't ya think?

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cheron98 wrote:The wine would be the best protected thing in the car, don't ya think?


I am certain that any wine would have been snugly, securely strapped into its car seat. You certainly don't allow your babies to roam free in the car, do you???

bhodilee


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merbill wrote:Glad to know you and your son are basically OK. Good thing that didn't happen on slick roads like today. Same thing happened to my wife a few years ago - red light runner T-boned her and totaled the car, but she was OK. Cars are definitely safer than they used to be (just don't tell Loweel that the government had a hand in that).

And the important yet unasked question - were any bottles of precious wine lost in the accident? We assume you always have a case in the trunk, just because you're Sparky.



Puhlease, that's just basic capitalism, if you build cars that kill people there wont' be anyone left to buy cars

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Speaking of Port, Twisted Oak posted this simple recipe for Port brownies on their Facebook feed:

Port Brownies!!! (yes, with an 'r')

The blogger uses Twisted Oak Pig Stai (never tried that one), but any Port should work.

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cheron98


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redwinefan wrote:Speaking of Port, Twisted Oak posted this simple recipe for Port brownies on their Facebook feed:

Port Brownies!!! (yes, with an 'r')

The blogger uses Twisted Oak Pig Stai (never tried that one), but any Port should work.



I shall have to try this!!!

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redwinefan wrote:Speaking of Port, Twisted Oak posted this simple recipe for Port brownies on their Facebook feed:

Port Brownies!!! (yes, with an 'r')

The blogger uses Twisted Oak Pig Stai (never tried that one), but any Port should work.



That looks awesome. Sanity makes these AWESOME port soaked cherry brownies that are amazing. Maybe she'll post the recipe ;)

bhodilee


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Imagine4vr wrote:That looks awesome. Sanity makes these AWESOME port soaked cherry brownies that are amazing. Maybe she'll post the recipe ;)



or send me some, whatever.

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Check out WD's latest tweet. Iron Horse is a'coming!

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kylemittskus wrote:Check out WD's latest tweet. Iron Horse is a'coming!



Here comes the Sparklers!
Should make some folks around here happy.

CT

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cortot20 wrote:Here comes the Sparklers!
Should make some folks around here happy.



I have laid claim to a half-case of Cava already. SIWBM is a sham! HA!

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Imagine4vr wrote:That looks awesome. Sanity makes these AWESOME port soaked cherry brownies that are amazing. Maybe she'll post the recipe ;)



Thanks! I've posted the recipe several times; I wonder if anyone has made them. PB?

Here's the link to the recipe at Fine Cooking. It's a free recipe so you should have easy access.

The changes I've made: I use salted butter, I often use choco-chips if I'm out of good chocolate, for the ganache. I've also use chocolate port.

It's an easy recipe, done all in one pan.

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sanity wrote:Thanks! I've posted the recipe several times; I wonder if anyone has made them. PB?

Here's the link to the recipe at Fine Cooking. It's a free recipe so you should have easy access.

The changes I've made: I use salted butter, I often use choco-chips if I'm out of good chocolate, for the ganache. I've also use chocolate port.

It's an easy recipe, done all in one pan.



Thanks! I might try combining the two ideas by using Port in the brownies as posted in the Twisted Oak recipe and using this port glaze on top in your recipe.

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cortot20 wrote:Here comes the Sparklers!
Should make some folks around here happy.



I'm not happy, I'm doing well budgeting myself lately, but hard to resist more IH.

Also running around Calistoga this weekend so will probably buy more bottles. It's kinda funny, one of the selling points of the Lodge is the hot springs heated pool and hot tub, forecast is 50's and showers, gonna be interesting.

CT

kylemittskus


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tenuki wrote:I'm not happy, I'm doing well budgeting myself lately, but hard to resist more IH.

Also running around Calistoga this weekend so will probably buy more bottles. It's kinda funny, one of the selling points of the Lodge is the hot springs heated pool and hot tub, forecast is 50's and showers, gonna be interesting.



Hot tub in the rain is the best!

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kylemittskus wrote:Hot tub in the rain is the best!



Better or worse than hot tub when it is snowing?

Well, I'm actually thinking hot springs, (onsen to be exact), but hot tubs are close enough.

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ciaranannrach wrote:Better or worse than hot tub when it is snowing?

Well, I'm actually thinking hot springs, (onsen to be exact), but hot tubs are close enough.



In the snow is the bestest!

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A while ago SB explained to me tannins and the way in which we perceive astringency. I just can't remember which it is: fine tannins or large tannins = astringent? Fine, correct?

Edit?: fine because time allows the tannins to lump together, making the wine smoother. Right?

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polarbear22 wrote:I ordered some Vincent Arroyo PS Port for Mother. You got your own, right?



But I don't!

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So, sitting in a hospital room while they check your wife blood pressure even though it wasn't that high is a joy. Thanks preeclampsia! Though I'm sure she's having way less fun. Oh and in-laws are here, that's GREAT for the blood pressure I'm sure.

Ha autocorrect made inlaws flaws...that works too

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bhodilee wrote:Puhlease, that's just basic capitalism, if you build cars that kill people there wont' be anyone left to buy cars



If that were true, the tobacco companies would be insolvent.

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bhodilee


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merbill wrote:If that were true, the tobacco companies would be insolvent.



Well, those kill a lot slower.......a lot slower

Edit: CAPITALISM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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kylemittskus wrote:In the snow is the bestest!



You've not fully lived until you've had a snowball fight in hot water!

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3 inches of snow today. Joy. Amazingly enough, the weather-guessers got it exactly right. For once.

Of course, there are times when a pitcher comes to the plate and hits a walk-off home run, too.

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mother wrote:You've not fully lived until you've had a snowball fight in hot water!



I like this idea. I have to try this sometime.

Preferably in a larger open-air bath. I imagine a snowball fight in a hot tub is rather cramped.

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bhodilee wrote:Car wrecks suck, sorry to hear, but glad everyone is fine. If it's totaled are you getting the same thing or something else?




Not sure. I can re-use some of the accessories I got, but there's some nice stuff out now as well.


And no wine was injured in the collision. I use my APC for transporting that.


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polarbear22 wrote:I ordered some Vincent Arroyo PS Port for Mother. You got your own, right?



Of course!! And picked up more in Aug/Sept? when Tenuki, mewalk, and I hit up VA again.

Just checking to see if you got something new.

(Other than the LH PS from Bella Vista (Temecula), Bogle PS Port, Ty Caton PS Dessert wine, or one of the Prager PS Ports (regular & Royal Escort)


And of course, there's the Vina Robles Petite Sirah Grappa I got while there. Saving it for D&D.


Oh, and the following arrived today, not PS, but still a Port.

•Parducci Bin 45 Port
•Chocolate Classique Truffles (12 count)



Mmmmmm .... Chocolate Truffles & Port!


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bhodilee wrote:So, sitting in a hospital room while they check your wife blood pressure even though it wasn't that high is a joy. Thanks preeclampsia! Though I'm sure she's having way less fun. Oh and in-laws are here, that's GREAT for the blood pressure I'm sure.

Ha autocorrect made inlaws flaws...that works too



Sorry to hear about your wife, Bow. Hope that baby boy of yours finishes baking without inducing too much more stress for all involved parties (including the flaws).

Sparky, as noted elsewhere I'm sure glad you and your son are okay.

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cjsiege wrote:I am certain that any wine would have been snugly, securely strapped into its car seat. You certainly don't allow your babies to roam free in the car, do you???



Of course not!!!


Thanks again, all.


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bhodilee wrote:So, sitting in a hospital room while they check your wife blood pressure even though it wasn't that high is a joy. Thanks preeclampsia! Though I'm sure she's having way less fun. Oh and in-laws are here, that's GREAT for the blood pressure I'm sure.

Ha autocorrect made inlaws flaws...that works too



Ooh, too bad the Woot Code Monkeys don't make preeclampsia the filter for in-laws.

And better safe than sorry.


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nallie wrote:Sorry to hear about your wife, Bow. Hope that baby boy of yours finishes baking without inducing too much more stress for all involved parties (including the flaws).

Sparky, as noted elsewhere I'm sure glad you and your son are okay.



Currently her blood pressure is better than mine. I'm thinking her doc was just over cautious, which is fine. We have aflac so I see this as one month of free daycare

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Karma...sweet Karma...that's what you get for posting a picture of Phillipe's delicious french dip to taunt me.

In all seriousness, I am glad you guys weren't hurt, and sorry to see the woot.mobile all busted up. 'Twas a nice ride.

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kylemittskus wrote:In the snow is the bestest!



Snowballs fly, like a tempest...

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MarkDaSpark wrote:Pics of Wine.Wootmobile.



Ick.

Do you need another wine.woot! sticker? I don't think they're giving them out anymore and I have a pile of them.

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MarkDaSpark wrote:
Pics of Wine.Wootmobile.



Wow. Glad you and your son are ok. Looks like it was quite the crash - how bad was the other car?

Also, how are ya feeling, now that it's been a day or so since the accident?

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cheron98 wrote:Ick.

Do you need another wine.woot! sticker? I don't think they're giving them out anymore and I have a pile of them.




No, I think I still have one or two of the smaller ones that they sent out after that one.



And the outside of my left wrist is still tender where I assume I hit the door with my Big @ss watch. Darn Nat'l Geo watch from Woot! offer.


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sanity wrote:Thanks! I've posted the recipe several times; I wonder if anyone has made them. PB?
.


Hangs head. Better to fess up.

I have not tried it yet. Really want to, as I love both port and cherries.

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cheron98 wrote:Snowballs fly, like a tempest...



Time flies like an arrow.

Fruit flies like a banana.

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polarbear22 wrote:Time flies like an arrow.

Fruit flies like a banana.




PB rhymes loosely

Snowballs in hot tub hit Kyle

Wootmobile is hurt


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