Nice fun filled weekend here. Started off on Saturday morning with the Farmers Market Uptown. I spend hours up there every Saturday. I have made friends with most of the farmers who bring their goodies to town every Saturday, so it has become a social event also for me. It is still mostly Spring Veggies that the farmers are bringing in, as they are just putting out their tomatoes, potatoes and squashes. Not only do they bring veggies, we have a new girl who is baking the most wonderful breads and the guy with apple cider and honey. And definitely cannot forget the farm who brings in the wonderful eggs, chicken, beef and pork. All organically and locally raised. So on Saturday evening our dinners always consist of everything from the market. This Saturday it was cool as there was a cooking demo from a local lady who used all of the vendors foods in her cooking. For example, the first dish she made was french toast. She used the bread, eggs and honey from the vendors to her right. I won't go into lots of detail, but she cooked greens and also did a marvelous salad. Now, if I could have paired the wine to go with all....Too Fun!
Speaking of wine, I had a nice inexpensive wine, I am talking $7.99, to go with dinner that night. It was a 2006 Domaine des Cassagnoles, Vin de Pays, des Cotes de Gascogne from J&G Proprietors located in Gondrin, France. A nice assemblage of grapes make up this wine, such as Columbard, Ugni, Gros Manseng and Sauvignon Blanc. It was a nice clean, dry, somewhat fruity wine, quite refreshing, and went well with our grilled out organic chicken and salad from the Farmers Market. Another interesting fact about this wine was the cork. First cork I have seen with their web site on it! Good idea - I am surprised that more folks do not advertise on wine bottle corks. They advertise everywhere else!