Pumpkin Bolani with early girl tomatoes.
Pork tenderloin with roasted vegetables and braised russian kale.
Wild Hog 2007 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir.
2007 Wild Hog Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir
From our own organic vineyard. This vintage is a bigger, more fruit driven wine than the 2006. Smooth,round mouth feel. Fruit, fruit, fruit. It’s bright and big. Delicious and big. A great vintage.
Romano Beans Roasted with Maitake Mushrooms, Garlic and Herbs.
Steelhead, ready to be topped with sauteed aromatic vegetables.
“I am trying to be patient with your shenanigans.”
Lighting the Candle.
When the beans and mushrooms were roasting, I added some Early Girl tomatoes from Two Dog Farms on top of them. Then I tossed them both with Frisee, sort of a vegetarian variation on the normal warm french salad. I was on the fence about adding cheese, but a poached egg would have been really nice. Still, a very tasty salad.
Souvenir from our last trip to New Orleans.
Michele was taken in by Winfred Wong’s glowing writeup of this wine on the BevMo shelf and the back label. “One travels the world over in search of what one needs and returns home to find it…the Sonoma Coast.” As much as I appreciate the sentiment, and as much as I do like the Sonoma Coast, Gypsy Boots’ Pinot Noir was really not very good. Barely above “plonk” level. At least it was not expensive.
“No, really, I am being very, very patient with your goofiness, and I would like some fish, please.”
Steelhead braised with aromatic vegetables, quinoa pilaf.
Spatchcocked Chicken, rubbed with Sage and Spring Onions.
Started Roasting some small yellow potatoes with a couple Rosemary Sprigs. When the potatoes started showing some color, I removed the Rosemary sprigs. Put the chicken on top and roasted until done.
Side dish is a spicy succotash of corn, chard leaves, chard stems, and onions. Made a pan gravy with the drippings.
Served with a bottle of Navarro Vineyard‘s delicious table wine, Navarrouge.