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Topic: chiming in on Rum... (18 msgs / 325 lines)
1) From: Sherrie
I don't even like rum much, but one of my husband's counterparts in
Venezuela (he acts as translator for the Swedish engineers and Venezuelans
as well as going to company engineering conferences there) gave him a bottle
of "Santa Teresa Selecto Bicentenario" - it was 12 yrs old when we got it
about 16 years ago.  Smooooooth stuff.  And to think I used it to soak a
fruitcake. 
Sherrie
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2) From: Slinkster
Sherrie wrote:
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I bet that was one mighty fine fruitcake.
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3) From: Sean Cary
ouch!  I would never forgive my wife if she used my rum for cooking!
Bacardi and Captain Morgans are for mixing and cooking...
Good rum is sipped straight up, maybe a ice cube!!
Zaya is like distilled heaven!
Sean
On Mon, Oct 13, 2008 at 3:26 PM, Sherrie  wrote:
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4) From: Lynne
Ah, but someone correct me if I'm wrong - with fruitcake, the rum is just
soaked in, not cooked away.. must have been the best fruitcake* ever...*
Lynne
On Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 8:19 AM, Sean Cary  wrote:
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5) From: Robert Flanery
You are correct Lynne, and the quality of the rum can make a real difference
in the taste.  You would not cook dinner with Boone's Farm, would you?
I am one of those rare birds that enjoys a nicely prepared fruit cake.  Now
I am wishing the holiday season would hurry up and get here.
Rob
On Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 9:08 AM, Lynne  wrote:
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6) From: Michael I
Absolutely.  Boone's Farm should be saved for special occasions, when  
Mad Dog 20/20 just won't cut it.
-AdkMike
On Oct 14, 2008, at 12:07 PM, Robert Flanery wrote:
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7) From: Lynne
sigh... no, I wouldn't cook with Boone's Farm... but only because I never
heard of it.
I'm missing something, aren't I?? Not sure if we have it here in N.E.
I do like to soak dried fruit in brandy or rum (ordinary for me, of course)
for some spiked biscotti, though. And my mom used to make a fantastic
Sicilian cookie (I'm thinking of making it for the first time this year).
Lots of dried fruits, including figs, and orange peel, cooked on top of the
stove with walnuts and a good amt of brandy or rum. Then a sweet dough is
filled with this (like ravioli) and baked.
Oh... these are heaven!
I can't wait for the holidays, too!!
Lynne
On Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 12:07 PM, Robert Flanery wrote:
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8) From: Steve Barber
Boone's Farm is a soda like wine that I used to abuse when I was younger. My
favorite was Strawberry Hill. Gack! I cant imagine what that would taste
like today....I'm not even sure you can still get it.
Steve
On Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 12:59 PM, Lynne  wrote:
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9) From: Ira
At 10:59 AM 10/14/2008, you wrote:
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Boone's Farm Apple Wine, A cheap sweet wine to get drunk on. Showed 
up in the 70's if my memory serves correctly.  Aimed at the hippy 
crowd who didn't want to drink beer.
Ira
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10) From: Bob
Lynne,
recipes for cookies if you don't mind :~)
I love to add cookies and such to my coffee baskets for gifting
at holiday times.
And Boone's Farm was a slight step up from Annie Greensprings
"wine". A true ghetto wine & high school favorite.
Bob

11) From: Allon Stern
On Oct 14, 2008, at 2:07 PM, Steve Barber wrote:
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Oh, yes you can.
I'd love to try some "aged", using this technique:http://idle.slashdot.org/idle/08/10/01/2320248.shtmlHey, I have a (small) ultrasonic cleaner. Should try it :)
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allon
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12) From: Seth Grandeau
There are many fine hard ciders on the market now-a-days.  If you're only
experience is with Cider Jack (or similar beer bottle ciders), I strongly
recommend trying the ones found in wine or champagne bottles.  In new
england, there are quite a few good ones.
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13) From: Steve Barber
Seth,
I haven't seen any here in the Midwest except the Cider Jack variety. Course
I havent exactly been looking either. I would love to taste some of
them....what are the brands?
Steve
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14) From: Lynne
Any suggestions for those of us who *are* here in N.E.? I love hard cider -
haven't had any in years.
Lynne
On Wed, Oct 15, 2008 at 6:19 PM, Seth Grandeau  wrote:
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15) From: Sandy Andina
Bel Normande makes both a hard and a soft sparkling cider in champagne- 
type bottles.
On Oct 15, 2008, at 7:40 PM, Lynne wrote:
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16) From: Seth Grandeau
Metcallfe's Hard Cider (from Vermont) in a wine bottle
Putney Mountain Winery (from Vermont) has hard cider in a champagne bottle
There also a Massachusetts winery that has several different apple varieties
as ciders (I don't have any at home, so I can't tell you the name).  Ask at
your local wine store and I bet they have a few options.
Enjoy!
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17) From: Lynne
Sandy said:
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Seth Grandeau said:
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Now all I need is some crisp Macintosh's and a good aged cheddar to go along
with this. Mmm -  a great homeroast along with pie for dessert...
Sounds perfect.
Thanks guys!
Lynne
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18) From: Sandy Andina
don't forget the walnuts......
On Oct 15, 2008, at 11:04 PM, Lynne wrote:
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