Thursday, October 15, 2009

AFTERNOON DELIGHT # 17

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.
Ciao, bella!
(copyright Cerise Deland, 2009)

14 comments:

Amber Skyze said...

Oooh, another naughty nibble to try. Less the scotch - can't have alcohol right now! :)

Lia Slater said...

Okay, my mouth is watering. Yum!

Fran Lee said...

80's? Cool? You should be in Utah, girl...freezing at night...50-60 daytime. Delicious snack...thanks! LOL!

Lynne Roberts said...

It's cooling down here too! Only 82 today. : )

These all sound yummy! Thank you for sharing.

Scotch is perfect start to warming up on cold days.

Allie Standifer said...

You're hell on my diet, Cerise! But I love these yummy treats.

Shelley Munro said...

wow, that sounds great. Smoked salmon is a personal favorite. ;)

Delicious Romance From Cerise DeLand said...

Amber! Oh, pooh, no alcohol? Will that end soon????

Delicious Romance From Cerise DeLand said...

Lia!
Fast and useful, nutritious if I can make it!

Delicious Romance From Cerise DeLand said...

FRAN! GIRL it is still HOT HERE but we are so thin-blooded. Do not tell the native Texans I said that.
Please.

Delicious Romance From Cerise DeLand said...

Lynne, WHERE ARE YOU? close,I bet.

Delicious Romance From Cerise DeLand said...

ALLIE! BABE! to hell with the diet, honey. ENJOY! just a nibble won't hurt. of the salmon, anywho!

Delicious Romance From Cerise DeLand said...

Shelley! Come on over and we'll eat and drink!

Tessie Bradford said...

The fragrance and flavor of thyme evoke vivid images of fall for me. Other images you have conjured up go without saying!

Debra Glass said...

Yum, goat cheese!