21 November 2010 – Orecchiette with fresh tomatoes and mushrooms; brussels sprouts with bacon; English cucumber

Once again, D went into the kitchen with no idea what he would cook for dinner, and came up with a fine meal.

He rarely uses pasta that’s not “reglear pizgetti” but this time he used some “little ears”, which we get in multi-packs at Costco and sometimes wonder what to do with. He had some cremini mushrooms in the fridge, and cooked those with what may be the last of the summer dry-farmed early girl tomatoes from Dirty Girl Farm. 😦

He cooked some more brussels sprouts with bacon, and also set out a spear of English cucumber, which was refreshing.

Along with all of this we had one of the two brand new wines from Berkeley Bowl, bottled under their own label. This was the 2008 Syrah, which, while delicious, was not that great a match for this particular meal. A bit too much on the flowery side. Their new Pinot Noir would have been a better match.

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