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Chicken Caesar Salad, Pinot Blanc and Macon Villages

The chicken salad was D’s version of chicken Caesar salad with avocado as well as chicken. The dressing is a light mayonnaise and a generous sprinkling of Parmesan. This needs a white wine that is fruity and perhaps full rather … Continue reading

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Salmon with Herbs and Two Chilean Chardonnays

The herbs are parsley, tarragon and basil, all from the garden or a pot (the basil). The courgettes are also from the garden, but we have to buy potatoes now that we have exhausted the produce from our potato bags. … Continue reading

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Pork Chops with Sourdough Salsa and Beaujolais

I’m getting predictable; pork with Beaujolais in late summer should no longer be a surprise. But actually the point is to find out the things that go together and to stick with them. Anyone who really cares will continue to … Continue reading

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Grilled Chicken with Courgette Rösti and Another Chardonnay

The chicken legs are grilled simply, but properly – almost crisp on the outside, still pink and juicy within. They are presented on a bed of mixed leaves and accompanied by a courgette rösti which is made much like a … Continue reading

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Salmon & Lentils with Burgundy

We have had the meal before, see my 3 June post, when we tried it – successfully – with Pinot Gris Bit I have been buying cheap wines and we had some JS TTD Macon-Villages open. For comparison I also … Continue reading

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The Quest for Affordable but Drinkable Chardonnay

Not as snappy a title as the one with the Holy Grail, but still a serious quest for what might yet prove to be a myth. My Supermarket Raid and Wine Society delivery resulted in six Chardonnays with prices from … Continue reading

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Roast Lamb, Chianti and Aperitifs

To set up our tastebuds we continued to sip some of some last night’s Macon-Villages from ASDA and added another, J Sainsbury Taste the Difference Macon-Villages 2010. this one comes from Prissé rather than Lugny and it costs rather more … Continue reading

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Fillet of Lamb with Couscous and an ASDA Exploration

Our aperitif was to sample a bottle of Macon-Villages Chardonnay, Caves de Lugny 2010. This is 13% alcohol and just £5.00 from ASDA. The label says “Crisp & elegant with apple and citrus flavours, beautifully balanced, with a hint of … Continue reading

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Roast Chicken, Summer Style with Pouilly-Fuissé

We started by sipping a Sauvignon, Touraine Sauvignon, Domaine Guènault, 2009 just £5.92 on offer, normally £6.92. The Wine Society describes it as crisp verdant and gentle and so it is. ‘Touraine’ is a much broader appellation than the most … Continue reading

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Salmon with Cream and Herbs and Asparagus – Pouilly-Fuissé

Another early summer meal while we still have fresh asparagus and the herbs are bursting out in  the garden. It is a light treatment of salmon, but salmon is never light in itself – quite strong tasting. We had opened some Beyer Sylvaner … Continue reading

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