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Old 02-19-2017, 08:25 AM   #2981
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Good morning it is Sunday 2/19/17 a warm sunny day here in da Burgh more like late April than the end of Feburuary we are looking at a high in the 60's today .Yesterday we set a record high of 68 F , I sat outside on the back deck with a long sleeve shirt was the wind was about 15MPH and when the sun went behind a cloud it was a bit chilly, but in the sun it was grand, I smoked two churchill sized cigars back to back, drank a pot of coffee and sipped a weeee dram of Singelton 12 YO single malt Scotch, it was a great day, took the wife out for Sushi , stopped at a coffee shop for an espresso after we ate & went on the nice ride listening the the radio as I finished a Don Carlos President , and sipping coffee as we drove some of the back roads north west of Downtown Pittsburgh, a lot of road kill dear, possums, raccoons and a bird of some kind , smashed , but a few feathers were still there , hard to tell what it was , a crow or a hawk , buy the size maybe an owl , but it was dark and i didnt stop to check . we listened to the radio and talked about the day how nice it was thinking about today & what i will cook, and for a change of pace , NO HUNK O BEEF , Amen , you have no iea how frustrationg it is for a chef like me to cook the same thing every sunday , BUT thats what she wants and a happy wife is a happy life , But last night i was re arranging the freezer & pulled up a package of pork chops from Oct, , so they went in the fridge to thaw out last night & I will be making them today, I havent thought about how I will cook them , its so warm out I might fire up the grill or maybe just roast them with some peppers & onions , havent given it much thought yet.
we had a whisky tasting at the fallout shelter last thursday , 2 gingers Irish whisky, a single grain Irish whisky , Tryconnelle single malt Irish , and a night cap of a VSOP brandy , i dont know if it was a cognac or not I didnt get a look at the bottle, , , I didnt mind any of the samples but I dont see any of them getting into my rotation of a daily dram, the 2 Gingers was a bit sweet, the single grain needed a lot more time in the wood, the single malt was OK but I dont remember seeing it any place local, and the brandy well it was good just not my flavor profile . Give me a Islay Scotch.
this morning I made a cheese, spinich, garlic , hot pepper scrambled egg dish for the boss and myself, , the coffee was morning Joy from a local roaster , & the toast was a flax seed, whole grain rye /oatmeal , artisian bread from a local bread shop , it made great toast , thick sliced , crunchy on the outside and a smooth creamy center , it was a nice start, I have a pot of kona ready to go & I will be grabbing it asap with a Padron maduro princippe 1964 Anniv and taking a short walk arround the park and piss off all the runners as I leave a trail of smoke in my wake,,,,,,
last week my post was short and to the point a long time Friend passed and it was a tuff week for me , MIKE you will be missed by a lot of people , he never had any children but loved his sisters kids to death, he just never found the right wife who wanted kids , a great uncle , to a fine family , my daughter had a crush on him for years hahahaha , we were in the Jaycees , different citys but close enough to hang out , drink smoke & tell tall tails , , I MISS you Mike .
not much going on with the grandsons they are living there lives as they should BOTH are fine young men now both working and going to school , the oldest one has an idea to get a food truck & sell VEGAN fast food,.... he is doing his research & is getting a lot of training in the kitchen & business , he is driven to be his own boss, grandson #2 is a bit more laid back computer geek , passed on a promotion at work as it would interfear with school ,,,, he is thinking ahead, get the education then go for a BIGGER promotion.

well its time to pour the KONA and fore up the cigar, Enjoy, Vince


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Old 03-04-2017, 09:29 AM   #2982
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Good afternoon , it is Saturday , 3/4/17 a cool bright sunny day here in da burgh, I have been flat on my back the past week with a head cold that just kicked my ass big time , ears are still popping & the sinus pressure is still high , but the eye stopped watering & the sneezing has stopped, I did have a cigar yesterday , it was the first since last Sunday ..... thius past week I did NOTHING, just sleep, sip a lot of coffee and juice, no cigars no booze , lots of sleep & time in the bathroom, , didnt have the energy to get dressed till thursday when I went to the doc, he said keep doing what your doing , No cough , no sore throat , just old age catching up, go home sleep & keep hydrated , take a few asprin & call me if you dont feel better in a few days , then we will get you a chest xray , but you lungs sound fine as of right now, , so I guess I am over it as the cigar yesterday was NO problem , it didnt kick my ass or taste to strong , a Hemmingway maduro short story, , so today i am going to up the ante and go for a Camacho 11/18 habano or maybe a Partagas series D #4 & a snifter of Cabo Wabo ,,,,, scotch isnt on my taste buds today, I need some thing to cut through the cotton mouth, & I think the cabo with a pinch of salt and a lime just might do it , mabe scotch later today , nothing like a great afternoon Buzz with a cigar .... enjoy, Vince




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Old 03-05-2017, 07:36 AM   #2983
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Good morning it is Sunday 3/5/17 a cold clear sunny day here in da Burgh, a bit on the windy side we had a wind chill last night of 3F , THREE degrees, about 60/70 miles away there was a MINUS 3 wind chill , dammm last week it was in the 70"s now below zero, , I saw on the news Chicago has been with out snow almost all winter and here in da Burgh we are about 8 inches below where we should be for a normal winter, OK by me , , we have had a LOT of rain this winter and little snow, , you dont need to shovel rain like you do for the snow ,
I got off to an early start this morning , Nature called before 8 am , so I got up to go to the bathroom , and had planned on going back to bed and getting up about 9 or 9:30 , but when I got out of the bathroom the bed was all ready made & if I mess it up I will catch all kind of BS from the Boss so I went to the kitchen to start breakfast, a pot of Oatmeal with Bananas and raisins topped with fresh cream , a pot of Panama estate coffee with a slight hint of Hazelnut, , I have no idea where the flavor came from , I asked the wife and she said it was all from the same bag, I roasted it last Thursday & ground it this morning , there was only 4 ounces of coffee , it had been sitting in a vacume sealed bag , UNROASTED about 6 months , I dont remember it having that flavor before, well it was a good pot of Joe, and the Kona is in the press pot since last night , , a cold water extraction , it will be going in the cup soon, along with a don Carlos #3 , when the Qtr.Deck gets warm , with the sun out and the sky light in the Qtr.Deck it was almost 30F inside when I turned on the heater , a far cry from the outside freezing temp of 21 F , BURRRRR
the hunk O beef is in the oven , topped with a bit of tomato sauce from last nights hot sausage , I hope some of the heat carrys over , the sausage was not all that hot but you did know it was not breakfast or sweet sausage , just a weeee bit of spice , so I added a few red pepper flakes to the roast today I wonder if she will complain ??? hahahah sure she will thats her JOB.

I had a BIG $25.00 hit on the lottery last week wowoooo , spent 21 bucks on tickets , won 25 , up a big 4 bucks hahahaha a few more zeros would have been NICE , like 7 of them hahahaha
, time to go back and check the temp of the Qtr.Deck , grab a cigar and get ready for a day sitting on my brains , sipping coffee enjoying a fine cigar and listening to Dave Brubeck . Enjoy, Vince


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Old 03-12-2017, 07:50 AM   #2984
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Good morning it is Sunday 3/12/17 a Cold clear day here in da burgh , 23 F a nice coating of snow on the ground with light winds and a GRAY sky , not what I was hopping for but if I wanted warm and sunny all year I would move out of the Burgh to San Diego or some place on the gulf coast , BUT I was born here & will most likely die here ..... for some I bet you said the sooner the better hahaha ,
the wife has pneominoua or how ever you spell it , she has been sick all week we went to the ER , last week, a shot of some thing , a breathing treatment of some sort anti biodioctis a nasty tasting caugh syrup and an inhale mister spray with a cough supressant pill , but she is still hacking and pissing her self at times , getting into depends long before we were ready ... hahahaha
today's hunk O beef is in the oven, along with some red peppers , they will go in a salad when they get pealed and cooled
I did notice a lot of spam on the site this morning , on line gaming for some palce in Asia , on line gambeling is not my thing , I would rather spend my time exciting my taste buds , be it coffee , cigars , whisky or food , thats just me , a slave to my taste buds.

a buddy just brought back a fine bottle of Smoke Head single malt scotch, for me , , I opened it up and before I poured out a weee dram the room filled with the aroma of the whisky , GREAT stuff 43% ABV, not over powering , but the flavor is fantastic, if you like Laphroaig , you will love this , like Qtr.Cask on steroids !!! , NOT a morning drink with coffee , way to intense , not even a late afternoon dram , deffenetly a NIGHT CAP .

I wonder if anyone ever reads my BS , it is almost the same every week , a few years back there was a lot of activity , other people posting what they were planning and what they had done , but that has dropped off a lot to the point I think I am here alone , posative or negative , lets hear what you have to say , this is a forum for your thoughts hopes and dreams , cigars, and other stimulants to the body and mind, some of my favorite things in life are all taste related , I guess thats why I became a chef.... growing up in my grandmothers cafe what other choice did I have , it was instilled in me at birth.... my parents met there ..... for all I know I might have been concieved there hahahaha , so tell me whats on your mind.
Breakfast was bacon , eggs, toast and a slice of a fresh cheese , grilled with the bacon. , just plop it in the pan with the bacon , it is a very dry cheese , pressed but not aged , sliced and set on a paper towel with a lot of weight on it let it dry a bit more on the counter, fast and tasty , I like to grill it till there is a dark crust on it , the wife just wants hers light . But she wants her beef well done, I want my cheese dark and crispy & my beef rare..... but after 47 years together , we surive.
Enjoy, Vince



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Old 03-19-2017, 11:41 AM   #2985
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good afternoon, got a last start today almost 4 PM and I just remembered I had not posted this Sunday the 19 of March 2017 . a cool over cast day here in da Burgh
Breakfast went off with out a hitch , roasted red peppers , cheese , scrambled eggs with 15 grain bread , toasted & panama coffee . the hunk O beef went in the oven & i went to the hardware store as the ester outside decerations had to be changed from st Pats day , well the bunny light would not light so I got a replacement, the flags were changed and the snow man lights were replaced with light house. , the wife has been under the weather with pnenuimaia , so I was directed from inside , your doing it wrong , but I was right ..... , Grandson #1 is coming to eat , at 4 but I am sure he will be late as always .... time to make the gravy and get stuff ready , enjoy, Vince




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Old 03-26-2017, 07:49 AM   #2986
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Good morning it is Sunday 3/26/17 a warm sunny day here in da Burgh 59F and climbing , a standard Sunday here , the hunk O beef is in the oven , the breakfast was a 4 cheese ,ham, roasted red pepper and sweet onion scrambled egg, a grilled cresant roll and a mix blend of 3 different central american coffees , good , not great.

I started a new job Tuesday, a driver at the locol auto auction , 2 days a week , go out on Tuesday Pick up cars from dealers all over the area, & on Wed. we drive them across the block as they are bid on by the dealers we consigned the cars to sell , , basic , MOVE the inventory and hope to make a buck, but the one who makes out is the auction it self, the seller pays a small fee to sell it & the buyer pays a small fee to buy it , so even if the car isnt sold the auction makes a $$ , I get 8.00 bucks an hour for sitting on my ass and driving the cars, , , trucks , mini vans and trying not to run over people in the way.
Grandsons are doing well the oldest changed jobs , went from waiting tables in a sushi bar, to a line cook at night at a diner , less money , longer hours but he said he wants the experence ,,,, so go for it .... the younger one is still in school, getting a degree in some computer related field , , he should go into security as he hacked the high school computer system when he was still there , then the BUMASS posted it non face book how to get around the fire wall , got a few days suspention for that ,,,, OK you did it , but DONT post it on face book, BUT I guess kids today need to tell everything on face book.
the wife is still recovering from Pnemonia , seams like the shot didnt work, , she has been laid up for 3 weeks now , last night was her first night out other than going to the doc. , and she goes back Monday for a chest X Ray , she has been a sick puppy and is just starting to show signs of getting better , dammmmmm getting old is tuff.

my Escape is getting ready to hit 140K any day now , still getting 24 MPG , in town driving , havent been on a trip lately so I have no data on that.
I have picked up a new customer for my cigars yesterday , ,, the little C store down the road from me was having trouble with the ice machine they have, the repairman was working on it as I walked by with cigar in hand, heading to get a lottery ticket, , dammm I got to check it today to see if I hit the POWERBALL and became an instant millionair hahahahaha
I had a cup of coffee and a cigar & He said dammm that smells great ,, bring the ticket home grab some cigars walk back & BINGO a new customer.....
I have a Black & Gold 1502 Corona ready to spark up as soon as I have a shower & get dressed , a nice walk with the cigar and coffee then to the Qtr.Deck for more coffee , cigars and looking at the inside of my eye lids as dave brubeck plays on the CD player. Enjoy, Vince





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