Sunday, March 6, 2011

chill dinner



The jampacked weekend ended with a delightful, mellow, lazy apres ski evening at home with good friends and a bunch of kids running around. I was fixated on a cheese plate since that lavish wine and cheese spread last weekendI've been cheeseless for a while so it hit me hard. I'm hooked.
Flowers Pinot Noirlatest fave, intensely magical with the berries 'n cheese.

Uniekaas Robustocrisp, addicting, smooth, an aged gruyere, salty, AMAZING with wine.
Truffle Tremor by Cypress Grove Chevreaged goat milk cheese, potent, unbelieveable.
Dalmatia Fig Spreadblissful sugary jammy bites with the cracker, cheese, berries...bliss.Raincoast Crisp in Cranberry and Hazelnut by Lesley Stowethese beautiful squarish crouton crackers are addicting, a beyond perfect flavor-texture combo in one bite (crunch, chewy, tangy, sweet), add some of the above cheese to it and you'll die.
Costco Flowersgoing strong for 2 weeks now! (Cut/arranged by the kids :)Citrus Green Saladgreens, blood orange, navel orange, grapefruit, mango, scallion.
Dijon Vinaigrettedijon mustard, honey, white vinegar, salt, pepper, extra light olive oil.
Wild Mushroom & Peasfresh peas, lime, asparagus, garlic, julienne ginger, roasted and black sesame, shitake/oyster/beech mushrooms, salt, pepper, balsamic, olive oil.
Pan Seared Rice Noodlefresh rice noodles, dried cranberries, bokchoy, garlic, sweet onion, red pepper flakes, pepper, soy sauce, vegetarian oyster sauce, fresh coconut juice, olive oil.
Sauteed Rainbow Chard and Bokchoybalsamic, maple syrup, red pepper flakes, garlic, pearl onion, olive oil.
Tapioca in Coconut Milkserved warm, add banana and strawberry at serving, sweet finish ;)
Table Runner from Vietnamshiny purple, black border and white luminous beads..so goth, modern and classic, all at the same time. I absolutely love this, Ruththank you!  
Tonight's tunes:  Strictly Ballroom movie soundtrack..."Love is in the aaaairrrr... everywhere I look aroooound..." xo

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