07 October 2008

Does kale go with birthday cake?

I think kale is my new favorite vegetable, and hey, who knew there was more than one kind? Apparently the kale I bought a few weeks ago was a different variety, and over the weekend I tried out the plain old kale kale (organic, from a farm in Chelsea). I saw a recipe for kale and mashed potatoes in the new Rachael Ray a few weeks ago, and I was eager to try it out. I made these to accompany some really yummy Italian chicken breasts from Plum, so I didn't use the sausage part of the recipe. I also didn't have any yogurt, so I used sour cream instead.

Kale is pretty.

The finished product.Yum.

I really liked this and will definitely make it again.

Speaking of dinner, we've been busting out some of my wine tour bottles to enjoy with dinner. Sunday, we had my Riesling from Blackstar Farms. This I wasn't sure about what to expect as I "loved" it at the end of the second day, after hours and hours of champagne drinking. I loved everything at that point!

First drink, I thought, hmm... I don't love it as much as the Gewurtztiwhatsit from last week... It tastes very similar but is less sweet. As I continued to enjoy the glass (and the remainder of the bottle...), it grew on me more and more. I would definitely drink this again. Good thing Plum carries Blackstar wine!

Now, just a quick recap of George's birthday excursion to Pet Supplies Plus today. I took Heidi there for her birthday, too, because they have bulk treats at dog level, so they can pick out a few things they like (in Heidi's case, that is everything). I wasn't sure how George would do, considering his scardycatness... But he charged right in there like a man on a mission!! He was a little skittish when a saleswoman came to visit, but after a few minutes of chit-chat and treat offerings, he calmed down and chomped down a few snacks. I was so proud of him! In public, in a store, around people, without Heidi... It was a big day for our little one-year-old.

Let's get this show on the road.

Mmm. Treats.

Are you my mummy?


I'm so happy.

1 comment:

KayBee said...

Remember the little phrase "I-hurt-my-weiner" and that will help you remember how to pronounce Gewurztraminer....