Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Olive Oil

Oh how I love tomato, basil and mozzarella with drizzled olive oil over the top! This picture shows no cheese because we didn't have any at the time, but our little appetizer was still delicious. I also love how olive oil is very healthy for you.

That's all I have to say about that for now. I have a bunch of posts backed up so I'm trying to get them out a little quicker!

Monday, August 27, 2007

Wine Country

My parents came to visit and we headed up to Napa to drink some wine. The thing is... I didn't like wine at the time. I know it has great health benefits, but it just made me cringe at the taste. However, when I went to wine country, I found that I actually liked some of it. I'm not surprised; I like the expensive stuff!

We only hit 4 places because we got up there late but that was enough wine for me- hey, I was the driver!

Beringer: Pretty grounds, great wine- my favorite Chardonnay, really great servers, 3 tastings for $5
V. Sattui: Had a deli, wine was ok (cheap tasting but not a lot of wine- we also had a coupon), server was not very nice though!
Robert Mondavi: Gorgeous grounds (picture above with the statue), you can wander around them with your wine tasting ($10 for 2 almost full glasses)
Domaine Chandon: Made me love champagne! $15? for 4 tastings- well worth it!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Farmer's Market

I love the San Francisco Farmer's Market. Well... I haven't been to another farmer's market so I can't really compare! It is also a little too expensive for me to go every week but I love to wander around and taste samples of 3 dollar peaches! Here's an article on how to eat green and has recipes too!

I also like to go and pick out things that catch my eye and build a meal around that. Following this post, you'll see the fragrant (and cheap!) rosemary I bought at the market in a meal that has become my favorite meal ever! Here is an article about using seasonal vegetables and fruits in your meals (Savor the Season).