Sunday, May 31, 2009

So heading into the Walla Walla Farmers Market on Saturday morning, I was excited to see what the warm weather we have had is doing for our produce. Fresh Fava Beans and Strawberries, both first of the season, made their appearance. Rhubarb, looks like it is winding down and leaf greens are in full abundance as are the WW salad onions, which are now getting bigger, which means that the Sweets are right around the corner. Montaillet Fromagerie was sampling a new item, fresh Sheeps milk cheese, delicious on a crostini with Fava Bean pesto. Green garlic is looking great, which I used in the pesto and chimichurri that I made last night. We are a couple weeks away from having an abundance of produce at the market. Also the arugula was looking awesome. Made a salad with grilled asparagus and grilled salad onions over the arugula and tossed with homemade balsamic vinaigrette. I will start adding recipes as the need arises. untill then keep drooling. Paired up the Chimichurri/skirt steak and grilled tomatos with the 07 Dusted Valley Malbec and the 06 Grand Ciel from Delille. Both pairings worked great with the spice and meatiness of the dish, the wines balance was awesome as the acidity played well and the alchohols were in check. Great combo! Cooked Bricked Chicken with Lemon/olive oil nage and local lemon thyme and paired it with 03 Joblot Givrey 1er cru, delicious. Thats all for now, headin to Terminal Gravity in Enterprise OR, for a little lunch and IPA.

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