Happy Saturday Great Winos!!!
(And as for any one else who is reading this: PLEASE DO come join our fun group)!
It's open, you are VERY WELCOME, and nobody grades or cares what wine you do or do not drink, or what you know about wine even! No, not at all!
Although we DO simply care if we'd ENJOY "having a drink with you on a Saturday morning!" As this is a warm circle of fabulous people who just love life and chatting and sipping and smoking. What could be better???
So come join the fun!
Warm people, good smoking-wine pairings, travel stories, family stories, or whatever you wish are indeed welcome here; and with some smoking in mind, seeing as it's a smoking site and I am TRYING at least to honor and obey that! Smiles.
So I picked up some cooked crab at the store this morning...(not sure what or how I was going to play but did buy it nonetheless)!
I smoked it, despite it being cooked, and on my little gas smoker, for 15 minutes at low heat - just to see if flavor got in - it did! And it warmed up the tomalley and that was creamy and dreamy and just divine!
I had some odds and ends to use up today as well - brown rice spaghetti, curly parsley, a red pepper, raw shallot, olive oil, gray sea salt and CAYENNE!!!!!
Well, the inner part of the crab, tomalley or whatever it is, was INCREDIBLE!!!!!!
And it was while picking and sucking and gulping and prying apart all of THAT loveliness, that I did realize, that "getting messy" in life, is something that I just so enjoy!
Sure, if I stopped drinking a bottle of wine daily, I could lose 10 or 12 pounds. But to me wine is beautiful, and so I don't wish to give that up.
And yes, if I did not eat a 1/2 pound of pasta daily, use sea salt, and eat a pound of fish myself daily too, or of steak, easily, and with a cup of olive oil; I could be different too.
Yet what an EMPTY (pun intended) existence.
If not for humor, sensitivity, and a lust for life, I could be so quite different, but I am not sure that's better?
And so, my deep thoughts today, and open discussion for winos and all, is that by smoking great food, eating with gusto, drinking well, (versus just drinking to get drunk), and also loving and laughing and learning fully too - yes by daring to get "messy" (with one's food, mood, and so it goes); one lives!
Case in point: I cannot imagine ordering my lobster already "cleaned out" and put neatly back into the shell, or being reserved to the degree that I never hugged anybody, or picking at my food and restricting and counting calories, and feeling guilt. Or giving up wine!
I wouldn't want to miss out on all that full Bacchanalian splendor and fun. To scrape shellfish to the shell, and nosh on steak to the bone, and howl at the moon and jump into the cold and powerful sea, or whatever it be!
And so, here is to everyone getting messy!
Yes you get hurt, dirty, (smoke in the eyes while smoking food even), and so it goes!
But what scares me MORE, is never feeling any of that. And so, I feel pretty lucky to experience it all!
Happy Saturday, and to all!
Chime in with your smokes, and your sips, and/or your thoughts even; as this is a fabulously accepting and welcoming group, and so do pull up a chair and we will pour you a glass and toast to life!
Cheers! - Leah