We are back to Healdsburg safe and sound. I already miss the coast!
Sigh. Must go back soon!!
This morning, made the usual oatmeal for my dad and I:
Used 1/2 cup oats, 1 c water, 2 egg whites, 1 banana, 1 T almond butter and….a little brown sugar!
I did one last 60 minute yoga podcast facing the ocean…..Dave got me good this time! I’m telling you, the podcast from May 24th, 09 is the HARDEST one their is. Do it at your own risk of not being able to move later. Don’t say I didn’t warn you……
And then my dad and I ventured into the town of Gualala to grab some sandwiches to go. Gualala is quite the little surf town!
The weather was SPECTACULAR today!
Doesn’t he look like a movie star?! 😉
Naturally, I hopped a fence to get a better shot.
And, for lunch, had the same sandwich I had yesterday (mega veggie!) on a whole wheat baguette. It was HUGE….and delicious.
After a 2 hour road trip back inland, my parents checked into their hotel and I grabbed an all natural frozen yogurt for a snack. This is eggnog (flavor of the week) with organic gingersnaps!
And then, in the words of Christie and Alissa, we “let the wine tasting commence!”
I was stoked to have both my parents finally at Murphy-Goode.….where it all began!!!!
Next up: La Crema!
And tomorrow I’m going to take them to the Kendall-Jackson Wine Center…my favorite! 🙂
For dinner, we hit up one of my very favorite establishments again—-Scopa! You know you really love a place when, upon walking in the door, the servers know you by name. Yep, that’s Healdsburg for you.
We shared everything and first ordered the grilled calamari:
Roasted brussels with bacon and Parmesan:
Lamb’s tongue!!! (don’t knock it till you try it….it’s quite delightful actually)
My very favorite dish of the evening—polenta with braised pork shoulder, cabbage and sausage….the ultimate comfort food and probably the best polenta I’ve ever had!
And last but not least—carbonara!
Whew! It was quite the Italian feast but I stuck with water with my meal instead of vino for a change. I also might have eaten two mini oatmeal chocolate chip cookies from the lobby of my parent’s hotel afterward. 😉
My house is a mess! Must go clean now.