Dog Days Ahead

This week, I’ve been mostly fuelled by tea and chocolate brownies. One day I will have a tin of ready-made healthy snacks to tuck into. That, and a pre-made tiffin box of quinoa salad on hand for lunch on-the-go. Just not this week. But today, with deadlines met, I dropped in to see my mum and her new friend. She’s called Philomena and she’s an absolutely beautiful Irish Terrier. We watched her trot around her new home and tentatively investigate the garden. For hours. She’s really friendly, quite nosey and loves a nap. I’m not sure I’d agree in this case that a dog looks like its owner but it seems they were made for each other.
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Current white in the fridge: Pecorino Terre di Chieti 2013

Price: £5.99 - Buy From Waitrose

You can’t miss the label, it’s got grinning sheep on the front (the Italian name for sheep is pecora). The grape is called Pecorino and it’s grown in Abruzzo. And what makes this wine so brilliant is that if you’re not in the mood for the zing of Sauvignon Blanc but don’t want the ripe tropical fruit of an inexpensive Chardonnay, this gives us something in between. Fresh, lemony and love-er-ly.  

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Current red in the rack: DMZ Syrah

Price: £9.99 - Buy From Majestic

I’ve not gone for subtle labels this week. This one’s got enormous letters on the front (DMZ, funnily enough) which I imagine they think is easier to remember than its full name, De Morgenzon. Given that I can’t remember what I went into the shop to buy in the first place more often than not, three letters is definitely helpful. Anyway, this is Syrah (same as Shiraz, just under the French name) from Stellenbosch in South Africa and if you like reds from the Rhone, this should go on your list. Bramble fruit and spice, thanks to a bit of time spent in oak barrels. Great value. 

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23 Comments

  • 7 years ago

    Philomena is very cute. Right, off to Tesco's then…x

  • 7 years ago

    I quite like the sound of living on tea and chocolate brownies rather than quionoa salad tbh! Philomena looks beautiful and I hope she will be a good chum to your mum :)) Great recs, thanks – will look out for them both x

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    2 years ago

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  • kjhgf
    2 years ago

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  • lisa
    2 years ago

    Now I wish I had a Shaggy dog that could lead me to some place to take Frenchie a nap. Do you suppose people would object if I just wore a shaggy coat and popped into their back yard…

  • lisa
    2 years ago

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    2 years ago

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    2 years ago

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    1 year ago

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  • poul
    10 months ago

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  • lisa
    10 months ago

    Great article! I didn’t know that a yawn from a dog can be a sign of empty and love. I often wonder whether Riggers, my dog would miss me if I were gone, or she would only miss the food I give her 🙂 I saw her yawn several times after I did so, which gives me a little bit of solace.available serval kittens

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    3 months ago

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    3 months ago

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  • poul
    19 hours ago

    This worked great! I didn’t have time to make pico de gallo so I drained some Rotel with the same ingredients (lime, cilantro, etc) and used it. Parti yorkie

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