As you think of slipping into something more comfortable for your afternoon delight, I want to offer to you today a few thoughts on the season.
Here in south Texas, days are getting cooler. Although 80s to some is still hot hot hot, I want to offer to you today a few ideas to make it hot hot hot inside to accompany your...um...activities.
Might I suggest a few great pairings?
Smoked salmon, sliced thin nigh unto transparency. With scotch. The best you can buy. Served neat. Straight up. One or two fingers. That's for the depth of the pouring, not...other things.
Serve that with toasted French bread slices, olive oil drizzled on top before toasting.
Perhaps add an offering of fresh goat cheese, room temperature so that the creamy texture just flows over the toast and makes a luscious coating, should you care to top it with the salmon. Or just eat your salmon from each other's fingertips.
The fragrance to go with this?
Might I suggest rosemary, thyme or a winter citrus? As candles, room scent or scent for your drier and your linens, these add a bit of the autumn to your repast and your interlude.
(copyright Cerise Deland, 2009)