Sunday, April 02, 2006

Fun in the Sun

It may have felt like 2 A.M., but it was closer to 12 P.M. (Let's just say that I had some sleep issues the previous night, and leave it at that.)

Tummies beginning to rumble, DucCat and I hopped on the bike to the Warwick Cheese Shoppe , for a dose of enlightenment and nourishment.

$100 later, we were back at home. DucCat cleared off the patio table while I arranged a little European-style lunch.

From 6 o'clock we have: water crackers, sweet red grapes, sliced Fuji apple, Cheese Shoppe bread, liverwurst, a great cheese whose name I sadly can't recall, a sundried tomato and pesto torte, and a mild, flavourful salami. A bowl of giardiniera sits in the middle to make us feel better about our vegetable consumption.

You certainly can't have a lunch like this without some wine, and George introduced us to a nice one.
The Cortenova 2004 Chardonnay di Puglia is very light-bodied, with lush tropical stone fruits, and a bright squirt of acidity that brings it full-circle.
A real pleasure to drink, I've the feeling that this may edge out Pac Peak as our new house white.

We sat and soaked up the afternoon's abundant sunshine, when suddenly there was a tapping at the door. DucCat opened it, and the Princess Melange made an un-announced, unprecedented visit in the great out of doors.
Sometimes, a girl just needs a good roll in the dirt.


Blogger eatdrinknbmerry said...

That truly looks like a lovely day. Even the cat's enjoying it. I like the cheese/salami spread.

April 04, 2006 10:49 PM  
Blogger Nerissa said...

perfect day, perfect lunch, perfect company. who could ask for more?

April 05, 2006 9:58 AM  
Blogger Backyard Chef said...

Nice looking spread, there s'kat. Who doesn't enjoy a roll in the dirt once in a while ;-)

April 05, 2006 11:28 AM  
Blogger s'kat said...

I'm looking forward to a re-hash this Saturday!

April 06, 2006 7:31 AM  

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