Monday, June 27, 2011
Organic dinner in the city
Who says nobody has time to eat well even on a busy Monday night?
The beginning of our week is mostly spent at work. Sometimes work continues when we get home and it does not slow down until Thursday.
For Monday night, I brought home a roasted organic chicken and organic french bread from our neighborhood Canyon Market. I put some butter and garlic and toasted the bread and served the chicked with streamed rice and seasoned sliced organic tomatoes we brought from the farmers market. We opened an organic 2005 Mendocino County Cabernet Sauvignon by Bonterra Vineyards. I wasn't surprised at all that the chicken was super tasty and not dripping with fats. Its flavor goes so well with the steaming serving of jasmine rice. The tomatoes, of course, is sweet, red and juicy and its fresh taste is enhanced further by adding a dash of dried Italian seasoning, salt, pepper and vinaigrette. But I was totally surprised about the organic wine and how good it is with a hint of clove, cinnamon and blackberries. This is the first wine that I sampled that is made from organically grown grapes. Its rich sparkling purple hue is such visual bonus.
We finished off the dinner with coffee and organic caramelized graham crackers in pure dark chocolate by Kika's Treats. The treats have a toffee-like taste and a creamy butter crunch.
So who says nobody has time to eat well even on a busy Monday night? I guess, not in this household and it is not just any dinner. It is organic dinner.