Monday, August 23, 2010

wine wednesday: creme de la crema

I don't usually rave about white wine.

I am a juicy, room temp, stain your teeth, red wine girl all the way.

Then I tried La Crema 2007 Chardonnay, and I realized that whites aren't all boring.

This bottle had been sitting on my shelf for a while, given to us by my generous in-laws. Hubby's dad had specifically said it was "very good," but in all the commotion I forgot to open it. Then I kept saving it for the right occasion. {Note: Sometimes the "right occasion" ends up being random Monday nights while cooking dinner.} :D So in honor of a manic Monday, I uncorked my bottle of La Crema and was pleasantly surprised.

The flavor of this white is amazing. If you like light (but not carbonated) crisp, refreshing, and not at all watered-down, then you will love this wine.

Plus, if you are a Pottery Barn catalog junkie like me, you will notice a lot of La Crema bottles in their ads.

PB would only choose good wine, right? They are classy.

I may not be able to afford much of anything in their catalog, including this gorgeous rustic wine trough {drool below}, but I can afford the wine inside at $20 a bottle!

Drink after a hard day of work, eating some simply grilled salmon and green salad, while reading {yes,reading} your Pottery Barn catalog.

unexpected harvest

Any of us that have a lawn, garden or any type of outdoor space have to deal with weeds. Sometimes they even grow through concrete! Resilient little suckers.

So my husband and I go out our back gate to cross the alley to attend our neighbor's annual bratfest, and what do we see growing on the other side of our privacy fence?

A five foot high corn stalk.

With 3 ears of corn on it!

I did not plant this, and it seemed really random. But here we are: urban farmers, with corn to prove it.

Hope everyone has a great Monday!