Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Spring Wine Tasting Dinner

Saturday was our annual Spring Wine Tasting dinner and once again the weather was gorgeous.  We always seem to be so lucky with that one.  Warwick and I had been in the kitchen for a few days preparing and it was well worth the effort.  Our guests were most appreciative and we had a great time.  "A Night in Spain" was our theme. With so much great food and wine to choose from the hard part was narrowing it down.  We went with a succession of six tapas then a main of Chorizo and Chick Pea Stew with Ensalada and lots of crusty bread to sop up the sauce.  Of the five wines we served the two most popular seemed to be the Cava from Codorniu and Vina Zaco Tempranillo.  The cava is a gorgeous dry champagne style wine and the tempranillo is a full bodied leathery red from Rioja.  Really a must try.

April is drawing to a close and with it my favourite month of the year.  It is so good for the soul to see spring unfolding and the sun's warmth returning.  It is nearly always a good month here in the Madawaska Valley and yet people always seem to wait till late May before they venture north.  Such a pity.

Well the earth and the weeds are calling me so I had best get moving.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Spring Cleaning

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