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This beer was given to me as a gift. I wish all gifts were this great.  The Czech pilsners are special. Rather than being light and cidery they have depth and body.  This one is really enjoyable. It has an almost sparkly deep body and a strong hops after taste. Pity I only could have the one.  aroma: 8 - caramelized brien sugar.  Flavour: 9 - barley and basmati rice After taste: 8 - hops Modishness: 9 - I had drunk most of it before finishing this post.  Would buy again if I could: 8 total: 42 Yum

MFM: 3 cheese gnocchi with mushrooms

Another MFM recipe, this one is really awesome, it serves 4 at a push, but you may need to increase doses or add a salad, since there are never left overs. Ingredients 2 cups gnocchi (can use spinach, we use potatoe) 1 onion finely chopped 2 cloves garlic (may need an extra one depending on cheese) At least 2 soft cheeses (about a cup fill), like goats, mascarpone, or smooth cottage cheese can also use ricottoa One hard cheese (about 2 tablepoons grated / sliced fine) that has a bit Parmesan or Grana Padano or something like that. No stringy cheese. Protabello mushrooms 2 teaspoons of thyme / parley (best case fresh, but can use dried) optional black pepper for when you serve 2 table spoons dry white wine (optional, but use if not using black pepper), can use a teaspoon of white vinegar instead, this cuts through the cheese 1 teaspoon olive oil Utensils 30cm frying pan Large pot for doing the gnocchi Knife and chipping board Instructions add oil to pan chop on

Meat free Monday: Mushroom Risotte with Mangetout

We have been doing Meat Free Mondays (and some other days too, but Mondays is a no neg), and there are a number of recipes that I loved so I think committing them to the electronic cloud may help us remember them, and perhaps someone else. Brown Mushroom Risotto with Mangetout Serves 4 Ingredients 1 onion 1 or 2 cloves garlic (depending on taste) 750 ml of veg stock (keep warm on the stove, you can make you own or by a good quality one) 8 large brown mushrooms 2 handfuls of mangetout (about a cup) 1 cup (250ml) of dry white wine, although you can also use red but then dilute half half with water 6 to 8 sprigs of thyme or 1 teaspoon dry 1 cups arborio or if you do not have sushi rice 2 teaspoon olive oil Parmesan cheese or hard cheese like grana padano Items needed Frying pan Large pot Pot/Container for stock knife and chopping board Time Prep about 10 mins Cooking about 10 mins Instructions Get stock warm in separate pot / container Add 1 teaspo