Tag Archives: Cotes du Rhone

Lamb Steaks with Two Rhones

The summer never developed into barbecue weather but we can still create an illusion with some barbecue-like dishes. Tonight it was lamb steaks with which we tried two supermarket Cotes du Rhone: JS Taste the Difference Cote du Rhone Villages … Continue reading

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Patliçanli Kebabçi and Cote du Rhone

Because we were going out to a film afterwards, there was little time to cook so the meal came from the freezer. D originally made enough for eight and froze three of the four pairs of portions. This is authentically … Continue reading

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Lamb Steak & Ratatouille with Rhone

As we progress into the late summer (somewhere, not here) and peppers and aubergines become plentiful, it’s time for ratatouille. Tonight D paired it with grilled lamb (leg) steaks. To mop up the juice we used some of D’s bread. … Continue reading

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Pork Chops with Red Peppers and Cote du Rhone

We began with a Sauvignon Blanc aperitif, a Concha y Toro, Corte Ignacio Ucuquer Sauvignon Blanc 2010 from the Rapel Valley in Chile. It is a ‘selected’ Sauvignon of 13.5% alcohol and cost £6.25 from the Wine Society (normally £7.50). … Continue reading

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What it Says on the Bottle: Interpreting Descriptions

Tonight’s experience of a very good wine that was not what I expected is salutary. I expect a wine with an advised drinking window of 2008 – 2013 to be in very good shape in 2011. Wines do not have … Continue reading

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Lamb Meatballs and Sweet Potatoes

The meal is a family regular combining rich lamb with lots of mint and sweet potatoes, which really are a little sweet, and whole small onions which are also rather sweet. Flatbread or pitta soaks up the juice and contrasts … Continue reading

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Sausages and Beans with the Remains of a Cotes du Rhone

An apparently simple mid-week dish, but the lentils have a dash of harissa in the sauce which gives a seriously hot edge that slices through the fat of the pork. A crunchy cabbage delivers contrast in both taste and texture. … Continue reading

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