Monday, July 27, 2009


Eastside Road, Healdsburg, July 27, 2009—
SINCE 1952, WHEN I left home for college, a Greek salad has always been a favorite fallback of mine for a one-course, inexpensive, completely satisfying emergency meal in an unfamiliar setting. You get everything you really need: vitamins, carbohydrates, and protein; greens, oil, and cheese. Olives too.
Today we were at Cornerstone Gardens
outside the town of Sonoma, en route home from a fascinating visit to a bee farm in the Napa Valley. At the bee visit I'd had honey and honey ice cream and honey with blue cheese and honey on crackers, and something savory was really needed to cut all that sweet, delicious and indisputably healthful though it was.
Greek salad wasn't on the menu, but Faloush was. Damned if I see the difference.
Iced tea

  • Sage, 23555 Arnold Drive, Sonoma; tel. 707 935.1681

  • Then, for dinner, since we were watching (on television) the hated Cardinals destroy the Dodgers, a couple of hot dogs.
    Zinfandel, "Bear & Lion" old vines, Napa Valley, 2006

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