Friday, October 29, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Ridder is a recurring favourite on Norwegian cheeseboards, and is popular in many European countries and in Japan. It is a semi-hard cheese without holes, aged in a putty rind and it has an aromatic, piquant taste that can easily turn rather sharp.
Ridder is available with an orange waxing or vacuum packed without the waxing. The unwashed, rinded Ridder cheese has the sharpest taste.
Ridder is well suited as a sandwich filling or a simple after-dinner savoury with or without fruit and is a natural choice for cheeseboards.
Friday, October 22, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Saturday October 16th is the Lutheran Church Lutefisk dinner and I guess you can't buy tickets at the door. I will have to miss out this year, but at least I have the Poulsbo Sons of Norway lutefisk dinner in November to look forward to. So am I serious or kidding??
It is giving Lena's lefse a run for her money.. we are in for some serious taste test this winter...!
Sunday, October 10, 2010
There are so many families that have fallen on tough times, whether it be from illness, a lost job, or other tragedy, and the number of students living in homelessness is shocking. Our Food Bank takes a decidedly proactive approach by asking people to become clients "before they are in crisis".
Whether you help our area or your own, we encourage our customers to do something for their neighbors. It can be as simple as a donation, volunteering, or even starting a special project to help those in need.
Want more ideas on how to help in your area? Check out Strength.org.
West Sound Brewers' own Matt Riggs will be hosting the Beer & Chocolate Tasting portion of Foodie - Palooza sponsored by the Marina Market & Sliver City Brewery. Check out Matt's extensive Brewing Blog HERE.
Matt will take attendees through the process of tasting chocolate, Silver City beer, and combinations thereof. Our recent Chocolate & Beer tasting at the Marina Market was fun and educational, providing clear evidence that some combinations really enhance the experience, and some fall terribly flat.
Tickets can be purchased at the Marina Market & North Kitsap Fishline (On 3rd Ave above Market). Cash & Checks Only Please.
Dirty brown pour, exquisite off-white head, clinging to brandy snifter. Nice legs, smokey alcohol nose, hint of dark fruit, maybe date. Sweet, wood, biscuit, and alcohol flavor. A bit of tart on the thin finish. Slight bitter lingering on my tongue. Really changes as it gets some air. Tasted from the bottle @ 60F.
Barley wine-style "Scotch ale" produced in a tiny brewery at Traquair, the oldest inhabited house in Scotland. Traquair is a pure-malt ale that can accompany or replace pure-malt whiskey. The original 18th century recipe was discovered by Peter Maxwell Stuart, 20th Laird of Traquair, in the mid 1960’s.
Traquair was brewing a famous strong ale when Mary Queen of Scots visited in 1566. For 200 years the brewery remained idle until restored in 1965 by the 20th Laird of Traquair.
Deep reddish-golden in color; full, velvet-like body; medium dry and powerful, with an earthy hint of peat character.
Pâté de foie gras and other rich appetizers. Good to soak a Stilton in or to serve with Stilton or other blue cheese. Can accompany fruit and fruit tarts or as a morning pick-me-up with coffee and brunch. Excellent with fruit and cheese or as a winter warmer. Enjoy with a fine cigar. Serve in brandy snifter.
House Ale, Gold Medal: 2010, 2008, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2000 World Beer Championships; Platinum Medal & World Champion Scotch Ale—1996 & 1997 World Beer Championships."World classic." —Michael Jackson.Four stars, "Exceptional," BevX, Jan. 2010.
Saturday, October 9, 2010
New in Stock at Marina Market is Vika Handmade and Hand baked knackebrod Crispbread from Norway
Friday, October 1, 2010
So my darling wife brought home a new chocolate bar for me to try... Hachez 77% Cocoa D'Arriba, strawberry & pepper bar. Wow! Dark bar, whole peppercorns, and strong aroma of strawberry. I was expecting some over-the-top barely edible chocolate, but to my surprise, this is a very nicely balanced bar with subtle flavors of strawberry and pepper. The pepper is more of an after-taste.
But the key point for me, is that it's real strawberry and peppercorns, not flavoring. You really can taste the difference. And the 77% cocao content is NOT a deal-breaker. It is smooth, delicious, and fun.
Oh, 2nd mouthful...much more pepper! Now the green peppercorns are really dancing in my mouth. Very nice indeed. Strange to eat a bar with whole peppercorns in it, but it does add to the excitement in some measure. Will I get a rush of pepper, or a smooth strawberry taste? Uh, oh...It's all gone.
Welcome to poulsbo-lutefisk.com!
Like on every third Saturday in October we would like to welcome you to the annual Lutefisk Dinner Fundraiser!
8th year of our lutefisk dinner tradition at First Lutheran Church of Poulsbo.
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Entertainment is scheduled throughout the day, which includes Norwegian dancing and music by The Cloverblossom Band playing music. Lefse and pickled herring will be available for sale.
Date Saturday, October 16th 2010 Time 11:40 AM to 5:00 PM Seatings are every 20 minutes
First Lutheran Church
18920 4th Avenue NE
Poulsbo, WA 98370
Family Style, all you can eat.
Children 6-12: $5
Children under 5: free
Then in November
Poulsbo Sons of Norway Lutefisk Dinner Mark your calendar! The Lutefisk dinner is coming up on Saturday, November 6.