Despite my Southern roots, I don't usually make deep fried foods. It being Mardi Gras, though, I decided it was time for an exception. So I made:
Sweet & sour tofu, which I served over brown basmati, and
Stir-fried green beans, and washed it down with this
Blacksmiths is a Maine label based outside of Portland. I had the occasion to treat their dog once and had a chat with the vintner, so I was very pleased when I started seeing their wines in the local supermarket. They import the grapes from other states, primarily Washington and New York, but they also have some specialties, like this rhubarb, that are primarily or wholly from local produce. So far we've tried this one and their blueberry wine. Neither has disappointed. If you want to try it, though, you have to come to Maine, because they're currently not selling it outside the state.
That's it for tonight. I'll try to get the sweet & sour recipe written down, because it was yummy. I'll also try to get some pics of the wedding vest. I'm almost to the point of making the first increases and it's actually starting to look like there's progress.