Monday, July 25, 2011

Good Wine and Bad Muffins

This weekend SPH and I opened the bottle of wine I gave to him on our wedding day more than 11 years ago. It was the wine of the year the year we got married, and its Vintage Year was when we met. For months we'd been saying, "we need to open that bottle before it goes bad."

We opened the bottle and...


It was amazing. Too amazing. May have raised my standard for wines a wee bit too high.

Other than enjoying a fun meal alone, opening the bottle made me realize how much things have changed since the bottle was purchased: we're married, we have two boys, we live in another state, we're...older. But as SPH said as we tasted the bottle for the first time:

"Here's to things that only get better with age." Here, here.

I also tried my hand at creating a new zucchini muffin recipe, one using buttermilk. Let's hear it for the incredible non-rising muffin:


Time to go back to the drawing board on these. But go I will, since our zucchini plants are shooting out zucchini at an almost alarming pace!

In the meantime, I tried to fit in a few recipes this week to use the quickly growing produce in our backyard:

Grilled Asian Marinated Fish, Green Beans, Corn on the Cob
Lemon Dill Couscous with Cashews
Falafel, Ann's Zucchini, Hummus
Salad Caprese, Tortellini

Peas and love,
SPC

1 comment:

JerseyBaby said...

Happy anniversary!!