John Costello cos at
Wed Sep 13 18:52:47 BST 2006

On Wed, 13 Sep 2006, David Cantrell wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 11, 2006 at 03:44:59PM -0700, John Costello wrote:
> > On Mon, 11 Sep 2006, Peter Corlett wrote:
> > > On 11 Sep 2006, at 21:50, Roger Burton West wrote:
> > > > On Mon, Sep 11, 2006 at 09:40:08PM +0100, Peter Corlett wrote:
> > > >> I've not quite worked out how to get the
> > > >> fourth fundamental particle, ethanol, into my bacon butty though.
> > > > A splash of red wine into the hot frying pan does a very nice job.
> > A splash of Islay wouldn't hurt, though it seems a shame to waste Islay.  
> > Dark rum is another option.
> Or some of the cheap and nasty Calvados I bought by mistake.  Adds a
> nice bite to the bacon - which I normally grill, not fry - which is
> handy cos I've run out of tabasco.

Ah, there are lots of uses for Calvados.  At the least, you could cook 
sausages in it.  We cook sausages in beer fairly often.  You brown them on 
a couple of sides, pour in the beer (we vary the beer type, depending on 
sausage), lower the heat and cover until they are cooked through.  Which 
varies--the stove at our new place is "cold" and seems to either 
incincerate or lightly warm.
> > You could use beer, and turn the remainder of the bottle into beer bread, 
> Or drink it.  Surely one bottle of beer is allowed on a school night?

Sure, but on a school morning? 
> Last night, to celebrate the end of a quite hideous cold (mmm, sneezing
> green goo) I treated myself to home-made chocolate ice cream, a hefty
> slug of Blantons Gold bourbon, and a cigar.  Ver tasty.

That sounds wonderful.  I'm just coming down with a cold, and will look 
forward to the end.  I still have homemade huckleberry ice cream in the 


More information about the mailing list