Monday, February 1, 2010

Weekend Eats and Drinks

Hey everyone!  Did you have a good weekend?  We had a beautiful weekend here in Scottsdale with lots of sunshine and great weather.   Not to mention, some beautiful food as well.

Friday night started with happy hour at the resort where Scott and I got married.  I had a lovely glass of chardonnay to start.  Ava apparently really wanted some of Scott’s zinfandel.

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(A girl after my own heart.)

We enjoyed more wine and appetizers while looking at the beautiful ‘Wolf Moon’ rise over the mountains.  Did you all see it? 

Saturday morning began with a trip to the Scottsdale Farmer’s Market.  We picked up some great veggies and had some fun tasting local teas and cheeses.   We made a fabulous salad with some of the loot. 

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A very fall-ish salad of mixed greens, roasted butternut squash, fennel, pomegranate arils, and fresh goat cheese.  The dressing added sweetness in the form of maple syrup, dijon mustard, and apple cider vinegar. 

I also had a lot of this, my newest obsession:

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I know Kombucha has been raging around the blog world.  To be honest, when I first tried it last August, I just thought it was o.k.  I sort of drank it for all the health benefits it promised.  Which, really, do I believe?  Not sure, but somewhere in the middle of those first few bottles, I fell in love.  I absolutely crave that somewhat sweet, but mostly sour taste like it’s going out of style!  I’d drink it constantly if it weren’t for the hefty price. 

Of course, I didn’t only drink Kombucha, there was also a fair amount of this going in over the weekend.  Ah, red wine…my first love. 

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After a busy weekend we ended it with Seafood Sunday. 

Wild-caught cod that was baked with a bit of white wine, sprinkled with seafood seasoning, parmesan, capers and topped with fennel fronds.  It was a “sprinkle as you go” operation, so no measuring.  

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Served with brown rice and more gems from the Farmer’s Market the day before. 

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Not to mention a little more vino rojo. 

Question today:  Have you tried Kombucha?  If you have do you like it?  Do you believe in it’s health benefits?  Would love to hear your opinions.

3 comments:

  1. Hahaha! Super cute picture of Ava!! We have a similar one with Marin and her mouth over a beer bottle.

    I've never tried Kombucha before. I've seen it at Whole Foods... I'll buy one next time :)

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  2. The fish (and wine of course) looks fabulous! I have never tried Kombucha.

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  3. Hi! I found your site through KathEats and it looks great! Your daughter is so adorable :) As someone who is an RD-to-be, I can't wait to read more of your posts.

    I love Kombucha! It's definitely an acquired taste. I just wish it wasn't so $$ :P

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