Saturday, January 24, 2015

Acoustic Blend Music Show

YouTube Video

Acoustic Blend performing at My Coffee & The Wine Experience

There's a popular TV show about Oregon that says "Portland is where young people go to retire".

If that's true, then Roseburg must be where old hippies go to rock! And I say that fondly, since Rose and I have come to consider ourselves a part of that set.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Rose's Braised Pork and Tofu

1/2 lb pork belly
1 big block tofu, cubed & fried
1/2 head garlic, peeled, crushed
2-3 pcs. bay leaf
2-3 pieces star anise
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tbsp. Hoisin sauce
1/4 cup oyster sauce
2-3 tbsp. brown sugar
1 tsp. ground peppercorns
1/4 cup cornstarch
Cooking oil
3-4 boiled egg, shelled

Abacela 2010 Estate Grown Tempranillo

Abacela Vineyard & Winery

I enjoy a good Umpqua Valley Tempranillo, but I have to say this isn't one of my favorites. There's not much complexity and the tannins are biting and astringent. But maybe that's just me.

This wine would pair with some full-flavored cheese or BBQ meat.

Composed on the run with my iPad!