Friday, August 17, 2007

Pack Up The Wine, Eat The Veggies...We Are Heading South!


I am clearing out the frig of wine and veggies. Time to head home to Key West! Hopefully Hurricane Dean will stay south of us and I will not have a stressful drive back. But today is absolutely beautiful in southern Ohio, so it is a good day to clean up the place, clear out the frig, and pack up. Last night I pulled all the veggies left from last weeks bounty and made a pasta sauce. I used all of the goodies in this bowl, but my favorite item last night were these cute little "Fairytale" eggplant.



They were just so cute and very tasty! I am not going to list a recipe for the pasta sauce, as it was everything you see here plus garlic, fresh thyme, bay leaf, white wine and salt and pepper. Just sauteed everything in a big skillet with a glug of olive oil and mixed with pasta. I then baked it with Fontina cheese, Parmesan cheese and more sliced tomatoes on top with the leftover cheese sprinkled over all. It was very yumptious! As for the wine, well we finished off a couple of the bottles that I have already posted a review, so I will not go back to them.



This weekend we will pack up the car and head south to my brothers house for a day in Knoxville, then down to Gainesville for business and a day with friends, then down to Lake Wales for a day of business and then on home to Key West. I will not be posting for the next week due to the traveling. But...I will be back and visiting with all of you blogging friends next Friday. Hopefully I will find some new and interesting wines on the way home to tell you about and of course, the wonderful food that accompanied those wines. Have a good week everyone!

Cheers!

10 comments:

Shayne said...

Those are some beautiful veggies and the pasta sounds like it was yummy!

Thank you for the Cuban Burger input, it is nice to know that I am close to the real thing.

Belinda said...

Oh my gosh, those are the cutest little eggplants I've ever seen! I love Key West, its such a beautiful place, and I'm glad I discovered your blog. :-)

Johanna said...

hi deb - thanks for dropping by my blog - love your pic of the veggies - they look great esp those cute little eggplants - I confess that I am neither a wine buff nor a gardener but like to hear others tales on both! Hope you enjoy your holidays :-)

Valli said...

Safe travels Deb!!! What I wouldn't do for those tiny eggplants. They would be delicious BBQ'd with some of my overabundant zucchini, peppers and onions with a balsamic glaze and fresh herbs!!!

Lucy said...

I was wondering where you were this past Saturday. Now I know you were in transit. I will miss seeing you at the farmers market. And so will the fairytale eggplants.

Have a good winter season and I hope the storms keep away

Holler said...

Hope your trip goes well! Drive carefully!
I look forward to hearing all about it next week!

Figs Olives Wine said...

What lovely pasta that must have been! Safe journey.

Sonadora said...

Have safe travels!

Lucy said...

Have a safe trip home Deb. Can't wait to hear about the wines you discover along the way!

winedeb said...

Hey Gang
I'm back in Key West now!
Thanks for all of your notes!