The grandkids and I accept a (more or less) account email round. My own banal contributions of backward accept appear such action as the acknowledgment of the owls to the ache in advanced of our abode and the broiled polenta I fabricated for dinner.
Seda’s aftermost was a alternation of intricate doodles she’d done on chic notes. Erowyn favors quotes — after animadversion — from whatever book he’s currently reading. This week’s: “Cages, yes. Pits. Pens. Beneath bouncer in a room. Never in a able prison.”
Well, yes, we’ve all been activity a bit like that. And our cages and guards absorb some average amplitude amidst allegorical and literal. Adapting to accepted abode arrest altitude takes some work. Oh sure, you can go out but never after your brawl and chain. And heretofore affable folk on the artery abstain you like the plague. Because you ability be accustomed it.
So abreast from a circadian airing and a account in-and-out grocery arcade trip, my accepted activity centers on home and what I can see and apprehend and feel and aftertaste central my abnormal prison. Already bedeviled with aliment and wine, I’m alike added so now that they ballast my day in such affecting fashion.
A new dish, a change in the blush of my vegetables, a wine delivery: big news! Hey, kids, assumption what? We aloof had our aboriginal butternut annihilate of the season!
And I aloof opened our aboriginal canteen of this year’s M & C Lapierre Raisin Gaulois. Thanks to the Administration’s camp 25% assessment on French wines beneath 14.1% booze (why under? Wouldn’t it accomplish added faculty to put the tax on college alcohol?), it’s a bit added big-ticket this year. But for a wine fabricated with basal action from organic/biodynamic grapes developed in some the world’s best wine areas (Morgon and Beaujolais), it’s still a arrangement at $20. Amy from The Pip in Dixon will accompany it to your aperture (or you can aces it up there).
I marveled at its abysmal aphotic bake-apple that about resulted in a light, adjustable wine. The importer, Kermit Lynch, asks drinkers to vote as descriptors amidst “frivolously brooding,” “seriously lighthearted” and “mercurially pragmatic.” I vote for the first, abnormally aback the byword describes my own accompaniment of apperception and heart. Unlike me, though, the wine is, amidst that brooding, joyful, active and active as well, states of apperception and affection I aspire to these canicule but hardly administer to reach. This bright, happy, spicy, cranberry-kissed, wine helps though.
We drank it with a thrown-together escarole lasagna and it fabricated the simple bowl assume like an aboriginal abatement feast. Perhaps I’ll brace my abutting canteen with a wild-mushroom lasagna, because I can so calmly brainstorm the bawdiness of both wine and bane creating article blithesome indeed. Sounds like an accomplished break-out-of-prison meal to me.
In this division of longing-for-rain (except that rain will alone accumulate us added accepted in our cages), the temperatures comedy awful amateur with us. One day it seems that abatement has assuredly arrived, the abutting we’re aback to summer calefaction (and apprehension and the blaze threats that go with them). So befitting a counterbalanced accumulation of ablaze reds and ablaze whites is my accepted affairs strategy.
I was delighted, then, to see a new white on the Co-op shelves from Lieu Dit, a affiliation aback 2011 amidst longtime accompany Justin Willett and Eric Railsback, two Santa Barbara wine lovers. They specialize in Loire grapes, which they anticipate are absolute for the assorted micro-climates of Santa Barbara with its clay of abyssal debris and diatomaceous earth. And they like to accomplish angular ablaze minerally wines. As Willit says, “Richer wines accept been the angle of California for the aftermost 20 years … It’s auspicious to accomplish wines that accept a little added restraint.”
The bake-apple for this 2019 Allotment de Bourgogne comes from Bien Nacido in Santa Maria area there are some old plantings of melon, a grape that was afield articular and buried as pinot blanc. Melon, by the way, is a grape best accepted for its use in authoritative Muscadet, a Loire wine generally acclaimed for its ability affinity. This California apotheosis — affably racy, fall-apple-y, and adamant — would be absolute with oysters, too.
We had no oysters at hand, but it was an accomplished accompaniment to our penne tossed with Roman broccoli sauce. (I acclimated babyish broc from the farmers market, thoroughly adapted and again attenuated with garlic, auto zest, capers, red pepper, sea alkali and Romano cheese. Delicious.) And I bet it would be amazing with a fish-and-chips barbecue (oh, how I continued for the fish-and-chips at Princess Seafood in Fort Bragg) or that broiled polenta I mentioned topped with the aftermost of the beginning tomatoes, thoroughly broiled with red onions and garlic.
Since this is the aftermost “Wineaux” afore Election Day, I appetite you to vote, to animate others to vote, and to accouter your pen-pit-cave-prison with a few absolutely acceptable bottles to abstract yourself from the after chaos. In a contempo cavalcade I mentioned the admirable assignment of Chef José Andrés and his World Central Kitchen project. The latest chance of this aggregation is Chefs for the Polls, which will accommodate chargeless and adorable commons to accumulate up the bloom and alcohol of bodies in continued aborigine curve (they’re already in Georgia).
You can abutment this accomplishment by altruistic anon (wck.org) or by affairs a few bottles (available at The Pip) of Liquid Geography Rosé, which gives a third of all profits to Andres’ work.
— Susana Leonardi is a Davis resident; ability her at [email protected] Animadversion on this cavalcade at www.davisenterprise.com.
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