Russian Jack tastin’

As this past weekend was a long one, we had a couple of visitors at The Croakery, Dutch came up from the city, and always wanting some good old country air Marie popped up also.

On our second podcast we’re tasting a fabulous wine, there are a couple of extra voices on this cast, both Dutch and Cobra Commander chime in.

Here are some photos to look at while you listen;

Russian Jack

Russian Jack

Glug, glug, glug

Glug, glug, glug

Swirl

Swirl

Swirl

Swirl

Sniff

Marie inhaling the aromas

Taste

Pursed lips for the anticipated first taste

Click the photos below to get to the Russian Jack tasting notes and The Dutchess Club

Russian Jack label

Russian Jack tasting notes

The Dutchess club link

The Dutchess club link

The Dutchess Club

This sandwich is named  after it’s creator, a good friend of ours who spent the last lazy days of summer breathing in the country air and sipping wine at The Croakery. Being the fabulous house guest that she was, Dutch (for short) wanted to make lunch, so she stole herself away from the sun and riffled through my kitchen until she came across these tasty bits.

The Dutchess club link

The Dutchess club

Here’s what she used,

Crusty bread, cut into fat fingers

Olive oil

A container of cherry tomatoes

A handful of fresh basil chopped up

4 Spring onions

Slices of roast chicken

Half an avocado

Sharp aged cheddar

Salt and pepper

Pre heat the oven to 425°

The Dutchess herself, chopping

The Dutchess herself, chopping

Chop the tomatoes in half and put into a bowl

Dutch's handy work

Dutch's handy work

Sprinkle in some spring onions

Sprinkle in some spring onions

Slice the spring onions and basil. Add the tomatoes along with some salt and pepper

Home made loaf waiting to be toasted

Home made loaf waiting to be toasted

Golden liquid greedily soaked in by the bread

Golden liquid greedily soaked in by the bread

Warm in the oven for 10 minutes or so

The flavours will seep into the warm bread

The flavours will seep into the warm bread

Now for the chicken

Now for the chicken

A fat slice of avocado

Layer on a fat slice of avocado

Fresh from the grill, the cheddar adds a salty tang

Fresh from the grill, the cheddar adds a salty tang

When everything is piled high return to the oven until all the layers have warmed through and the cheese has melted

I couldn't let her do all the work!!
I couldn’t let her do all the work!!
So I Plated up with greens from the garden

So I Plated up with a side of greens from the garden

Eating al fresco makes everything taste more incredible

Eating al fresco makes everything taste more incredible

Cheers Dutch

Cheers Dutch