I honestly cannot even believe my camera hasn’t died yet. The light start flickering a WEEK ago telling me low battery but we are still goin’ strong!
How was your Friday Monday?!
It was another absolutely GORGEOUS day in Sonoma county and I got to spend a chunk of it outside, plowing my way through the vineyard, leading my first tour! Yep, first one. I was so nervous! It all began when a blog reader’s parents requested to have a tour and tasting with me (which was awesome!). So, the tour originally was going to be, like, four people and I was fine with that, never having done it before. However, it quickly escalated into being a 12 person tour! It was fun though and went well…I feel a lot more confident now. We hiked up some hills, tasted some grapes and I tasted wine right along with them. Good times.
leftover baked tofu, butternut squash, sprouted wheat bread, a pear and…a piece of chocolate 😉
I did have a morning snack on my way to work, which was TJ’s trail mix. I’m obsessed.
After my “big tour” I had a pure bar to celebrate
the cherry flavor is definitely my favorite!
And then for dinner I had my favorite combo: mac & cheese and red wine.
I’m currently LOVING our Cabernet Franc. We bonded at the event I worked on Saturday, when I poured it for four hours in the sunshine. 😉 It’s just such an interesting and unique wine with a lot of bold character….smooth with a spicy finish. Some people think the 07 is a little young but I really like it! And it just makes Annies mac & cheese so much better….
What else makes mac & cheese better? Beans! This morning I cooked a pot of flageolet beans and then mixed some into the mac & cheese tonight for a little more substance. + a green salad with possibly the sweetest orange tomato yet, drizzled in balsamic.
Oh yes. Actually this is just a half cup of yogurt with a crushed windmill cookie, some dark chocolate chips, agave nectar and….a littttttle almond butter. I just couldn’t resist. Those jars just go way too quickly.
So….I have the next few days off from the winery but have a lot of freelance projects to catch up on. I’m psyched though because I’m actually going on a little biking adventure either tomorrow or the next day! At the winery, we do a lot of events with Trek and after chatting with the guy in charge of their tours and mentioning that I really wanted to purchase my first road bike next month (EVERYONE around here rides bikes!), he offered to take me on a little adventure ride to see what it’s all about! Since I seem to always hurt myself when I run (or when I’m about to run), biking might be a little nicer on my body….and it’s so gorgeous here in dry creek valley.
Time to finish this article….I keep procrastinating!