Super late blog post here…it’s 11:00 and I just now walked in the door from work. Loooooooong day at work…but I can’t complain. Totally has been totally awesome—a great follow up from yesterday. I can’t release details just yet but something really exciting is about to happen…and I’m crazy excited about it.
Anyways, this morning was totally taken up by fun activities like going to the Healdsburg City Hall and switching all the bills to my name so my electricity wouldn’t be turned off. You know…fun stuff like that. I raced home from work (eerr hobbled) and ate a sandwich made with leftover chicken, muenster cheese, dijon mustard and…pumpkin butter! with grapes:
The pumpkin butter totally made this sandwich and these grapes were quite possibly the largest I have ever eaten. Oh, California and its produce. Never fails to awe me. I love my new home.
Midway through my work afternoon I snacked on this delicious bar—
Never had this before but it sure was yummy. The chia seeds gave it a real crunch!
And as for dinner, I helped run my first event at the winery—a 5 course dinner for a large group that had been on a Trek bicycle excursion all around Napa and Sonoma for the past five days. The bonus to my 10 hour workday was that I got to drink wine and eat amazing food prepared by Chef Christopher Greenwald. Not half bad, huh? I could get used to this.
First course of corn soup with grilled shrimp—
Wild mushrooms and greens…with a splash of truffle oil!
Duck with greens and celery root puree—
And, last but not least, browned butter cake with figs that had been tossed with ginger and a splash of olive oil (SO GOOD!)
I think I even impressed Christopher with my eating abilities. Hey, I like my food! And I swear…I have never in my life eaten as well as I have been eating in California! The food here is just a whole different ball game. Reason to move out west alone….wow. I can’t believe I had never had a fig before coming here (I may have coveted all the leftover figs from the dinner party and they may be making a special oatmeal appearance tomorrow…).
Needless to say, I’m totally exhausted and have a sore ankle so I’m about to just smoosh myself into my bed right now. And dream of figs…..