By the beginning of November all the various Festive Season Catalogues come out and it makes for fun reading. My personal favourite is the Norman Goodfellows Festive Catalogue and this year is no exception. The Festive Catalogue is bursting with amazing gift packs and specials. An overwhelming variety to warm any wine and spirit lovers’ heart.
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These past couple of weekend I have been testing a lot of whisky and cheese pairings again. After the craziness that was June and July, weekends have slowed down and lefts some space for experimenting. Sitting back, grabbing a few whiskies, opening up some interesting cheese and in general just relaxing a bit. I tried a goats cheese and bourbon pairings, but that elicited a rather negative response from John.
I have not done a whisky and cheese pairing for ages. I have been savoring all the old favourites, so it is high time I try something again. The Wyke cheese selection at Checkers is amazing. The mature cheddar is a firm favorite in our house and regularly paired with the peatier drams. A couple of weeks ago I found a Wyke Bonfire cheese which is a smoked mature cheddar with paprika. It sounded rather delicious, so I decided, this is the perfect cheese to experiment with.
A short couple of weeks ago, it was Mother’s Day. I wipe my eyes and suddenly it is nearly Father’s Day. I was spoilt on Mother’s Day with breakfast in bed and a few special gifts. It was a wonderful day that I could spend with my family. Now it is my turn to celebrate the amazing father that John is.
Baby, it’s cold outside! It is winter in the Southern Hemisphere. Short days, cold nights and frost on the ground. Some parts have snow, rain or slush, depending on where you live. Here in Johannesburg, the mornings start out really cold, then it warms up a bit, just to cool down as the sun sets and it gets really cold at night.