Sunday, July 5, 2015

Fourth of July

Eastside Road, July 4, 2015—
THE FOURTH OF JULY: Independence Day. We refer to it as our Revolutionary War, but there was no revolution; England persisted in its antiquated monarchy (as it continues to do): we simply declared our Independence.

We celebrated the occasion with a modest but delicious and nourishing lunch: chicken broth fortified with leftover pesto, and plums and figs from the trees.

In the evening, down the hill to the neighbors, where a fire had been set in the Weber, and things were afoot: a butterlied leg of lamb, a decent-sized tri-tip. a few ears of corn, salads involving tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers, and who knows what else. Vanilla ice cream. Peaches and things.IMG_1492.jpg
Tocai Friulano "Borgo Buon Natale", Clendenen Family Vineyards (Santa Maria Valley), 2013 (thanks, John), quietly growing more complex and interesting;
Petite Sirah, Preston of Dry Creek, 2012; Syrah, Preston of Dry Creek, 2012 (both clean, fruity, full of varietal flavor, nearly ready)
Restaurants visited in 2015 are listed at Eatingday's Restaurants

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