Well, this is my 16th day of no alcohol. Or alcohol free – whichever you prefer.
I think I am going pretty well.
I must confess however, I did open a bottle of white wine last night. My wife glanced at the opened bottle on the bench top and inquired “Have you opened a bottle of wine?”
I was happy to put her mind at rest, as I will yours, dear reader.
Chicken stock. I was making a batch. My home made recipe calls for about 1/3 rd of a bottle of an unoaked white. I usually use a semillon – sauv blanc blend. Riesling works well too.
As I was making Moroccan pumpkin soup today – I needed another cup for that as well.
And with the left over – I added a little chicken stock to the bottle – just to make it unpalatable, should I be overcome in a moment of weakness.
I have been really enjoying black coffee, as well as experimenting with wild and wacky Kombucha flavours. I generally mix the Kombucha with about half soda stream. It tastes pleasant enough, and keeps the cost down. (Some Kombuchas can be just as expensive as wine!)
Sometimes a splash of bitters – I use Angostura – adds a bit more aroma and complexity and colour to the drink.
Thank you to everyone who has donated the the charity I am supporting. Even the anonymous ones (You know who you are!)
My fund raising page is here.
We are raising money for young people with drug and alcohol problems – so it is a worthy cause, and helps to keep my motivated – and on the straight and narrow.
A big thanks to my wife (you know who you are), as she has joined my on my dry journey. It is a lot easier when neither of us is drinking.
Until next week – from High on the Wagon,