Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Project Local Rootz (Day Nineteen)

Day Nineteen's Consumption

May 19,2009.

Two Eggs Sunnyside down
Yukon Gold Hash
w/ shallots
side of carrot ginger kraut

Plain Sheep's Milk Yogurt
w/ honey
Greek Peasant Bread
w/ apple butter

Pita Pizza
w/ tomatoes, basil
goat mozzarella & romano
Bartlett's Pear Wine

Baked Macintosh Apples
w/honey, blueberries & oats
topped w/ Honey Goat Milk Ice Cream
Small Glass of Sweetgrass Vineyard Blueberry Smash

Today was yet another hectic work day that resulted in a creative and quick dinner. Arriving home from work, both Cassi and I agreed a new wine would be a nice treat to accompany our dinner this evening...We headed to the Public Market and mulled over their selections...eventually making a final decision on 2 different bottles. The first was a Pear Wine from Bartlett's Winery (a personal favorite of ours) and then we decided to splurge and give Sweetgrass Winery & Distillery a shot. I had called Sweetgrass the week prior and discussed which of his wines and spirits were prduced with 100% Maine fruit...unfortunately none of his spirits were compatible with our diet except for his Apple Brandy, which I have yet to find in Southern Maine, but on the brighter side, was the fact that all their wines and dessert wines were 100% Maine fruit, with one exception, that being the peach smash. Sweet ! We had been eyeing up a few of his wines at the public market in the weeks prior but didn't want to dive in until we knew where the fruit was coming that we knew...we decided on a bottle of Blueberry Smash dessert wine...mmmm, with the beverage selections completed Cassi decided she wanted some more yogurt from jk hortons. Unfortunately they were sold out for the time being...but in the process of searching I noticed a nice big hunk of Romano cheese from Echo Ridge Farm. I decided right then that we needed some of this cheese and we were definitely having pizza tonight. We have been craving pizza since day one and the time had come to make it happen...Remembering we still had some Mother Oven pita pockets in the cupboard i decided they would make a good crust to build a pizza on top...Someday when I have more time I will give the handmade pizza dough a shot but I have yet to make a sourdough starter to get the ball rolling on my bread making process... anyhow the recipe was quick, easy and the final result was delicious. Paired with Bartlett's Pear Wine which is aged in oak barrels that give the hint of a smooth Chardonnay with a bit of a pear bite that lingers...lovely indeed. Later that evening we decided we needed dessert to accompany our dessert wine...whipping up the standard baked apples and blueberries topped with some goat milk ice cream...after a long day we took a load off and sip by sip, bite by bite, we moaned and groaned about how nobody can be eating as well as us...nobody !

Check out Sweetgrass Winery & Distillery @

Transportation today included 22 miles of biking as well as a 2 mile walk with Cassi.

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