Thursday, April 11, 2013

Odds and Ends

Fruit smoothie

Tommy and I have been out on the town quite a bit lately.  Monday started with a smoothie at home. This one was made with cranberry juice, lime juice, frozen raspberries, almonds, rice milk and ground flaxseed.
Salad and hummus
Lunch was a simple salad of mixed greens, tomato, sunflower seeds, dried apricots and nutritional yeast with avocado dressing.  I had some hummus and carrots on the side.  At dinner, we went to Chesapeake Wine Company for a tasting of Domaine Pierre Matrot of Bourgogne.  We tasted the 2011 that will in the store in a few months plus a few 2010's to contrast them with. Our favs were the Meursault-Blagny 1er Cru, Puligny-Montrachet Les Chalumeaux 1er Cru, Monthelie 2010, and Blagny la Piece sous le Bois 1er Cru. These will go into the cellar for a few years.  While tasting I had a house salad and bread.
After the tasting, we were a little hungry and stopped by Fork and Wrench for a cocktail and snack. They have great cocktails, but the food choices were almost non existent.  The only thing I could eat were the parsley fries.  They were awesome, but a bit heavier for that time of night and the order was huge.
The bar at Fork and Wrench
  Tuesday started out with a whole wheat bagel and peanut butter at THB bagels.  The weather was gorgeous and the dogs joined us on the patio. At lunch we went to Tavern on the Square. I did the half salad and half sandwich special.  The salad was roasted pear with pecans and a balsamic glaze.  The sandwich was a roasted vegetable panini made with zucchini, eggplant, red peppers and onion.
Tavern on the Square 
We had dinner at home.  It was a mix of leftover ingredients.  I sauteed the veggie mix of mushrooms, carrots, onions, and celery with some kidney beans and pickled beets.  I added some nutritional yeast and seasoned it with soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce.  We had some garlic green olives on the side.
A nice French pear cider accompanied the meal.

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