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a tree-trimming party

One of our insta-traditions started when we moved into the Hill Street house some years ago, and realized that we had a huge Victorian bay window, crying out for a huge Christmas tree. We invited a bunch of people over to help trim our tree, but we didn't really have the ornamenture necessary to fill the beast. We pulled out the huge bin of lego, and our friends happily built and built and built. Each year, the ornaments get broken back down into the bin, and the next year, the tree is different. As you might imagine, such hard work requires some pretty serious fortification. Here's the menu of snacks and tasties from this year's party:
Triple chocolate cookies
Molasses-ginger cookies
Pate with porcini and calvados
Several cheese boards
Apples, grapes & pears
Assorted Olives
Spicy maple nuts (cashews, almonds & pecans)
Hot spiced apple cider

Posted by shock on December 15, 2002 | TrackBack
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So what was that super-soft, wonderful, bleu cheese? I need to eat that again, hopefully smeared onto pear slices...

Posted by: mo on December 16, 2002 12:52 PM

That was Point Reyes Blue, a local farmstead raw milk blue from Tomales Bay. It's fantastic - i think it's my favorite blue, period. You can read more about it on the Point Reyes Farmstead site: http://www.pointreyescheese.com/about_blue.html

Posted by: meriko on December 16, 2002 1:06 PM

I love that dairy! Thanks!

Posted by: mo on December 30, 2002 2:19 PM
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