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The last sunset of the year

December 31, 2016

My significant other is down with a nasty winter bug that has been going around, so tonight is going to be very low-key with movies lined up for viewing. Poor MotH. I had escargots à la Bourguignonne, foie gras, a platter of cheese, ham hocks, and lentils on the menu, but what the heck. If he feels better tomorrow, we can have all of that for breakfast. 🙂

As is the tradition on the last day of the year, we go for a hike somewhere. That wasn’t going to happen today, so the Dynamic Duo and I took a short stroll for the “lasts” of the year. Does it matter to pets if it is day 365? I think not. But I find it odd that they both insisted on taking a crap in the middle of the walk (we live in the country, it’s all natural) instead of doing their business at home. Wishing you all a Hau’oli Makahiki Hou!

Dogs last walk of 2016
Last walk of the year

Dogs last sniff of the year
Last sniff of the year

Somebody come over here and help me finish the cheese! L-R: raschera d’alpeggio, Beppino Occelli’s Frutta e Grappa di Moscato (sheep and cow’s milk cheese topped with dried fruit and soaked in grappa), and toma di Murazzano. Everything purchased at Salumeria Olivero in Dogliani on via Guglielmo Marconi 4. Excellent place to shop for quality local products.

Cheese platter 2016

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Going, going, gone!

Dec. 31st, 35°F/1.5°C outside – finally, some cold weather, and maybe snow this weekend?

9pm – Corsendonk Blanche belgian beer with…

Corsendonk-Blanche

Seld’ pod shuboi (herring under a fur coat) or simply shuba (fur coat). A layered salad of diced herring, potatoes, onions, carrots, beets and eggs, and also apples in some versions. A dish served during russian xmas and new year’s holidays. I had no idea of shuba until hearing it mentioned in an episode of Flesh and Bone.

Shuba

10pm – St. Bernardus Christmas Ale with…

St. Bernardus Christmas Ale

Zighinì, an Eritrean/Ethiopian dish, only a bit italianized with lentils (representing money) and ossobuco standing in for the cotechino that neither of us likes.

Zighinì

Eating with our hands and making the gursha (feeding one another).

Gursha

January 1st, 12am – Happy New Year!!!

Twinkle, twinkle