06 February 2008

Super Fat Tuesday

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:

020508Sweet_&_Sour_Tofu

Sweet & sour tofu, which I served over brown basmati, and

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Stir-fried green beans, and washed it down with this

020508Rhubarb_wine

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.

11 comments:

Elemmaciltur said...

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhh! I want to try those Rhubarb and Blueberry wines!!! And they don't sell outside the US... :-(

Joe said...

What a tease.

You put some scrumptious looking wine picture on the blog and then tell us we must come to Maine to get it.

I'm not usually a big fan of tofu dishes, but yours looks also scrumptious.

Now I'm hungry and desiring rhubarb wine.

Alwen said...

Usually we do packzi (Polish deep-fried filled sorta-donut things) for Fat Tuesday, but it being so early took us by surprise. Boo hoo, no packzis last night. It just won't be the same making them Friday.

pacalaga said...

I'd love the sauce for the beans, too. I love me some stir fried green beans but can't ever quite get them right.

Julie said...

You make some of the most delicious looking food!

Scoutj said...

Oh this is making me SO hungry!

vuboq said...

The tofu looks yummilicious! Please please please share the recipe! Rhubarb wine sounds ... odd. What does it taste like?

TheBunny said...

Yes, I think I must make that tofu. I'm holding you to your promise.

Lauren said...

I tried that wine for the first time last night after an exhausting day at work. It was SO delicious! =) AND? I can get it whenever I want because I live outside of Portland. =)::Memo to me- Try the blueberry::

knitnzu said...

I don't think deep frying tofu will put you into any artery clogging danger, eh? Especially when it's with rice and green veggies... I'll have to see if I have that yummy szeschuan green bean recipe (that your pic reminds me of), and will email it to you. I'll have to try that wine, have seen it around... I sorely miss all the fantabulous NY wines from the finger lakes area.

MollyBeees said...

Ummmm! Rhubarb wine! My grannie used to make that along with some wicked good strawberry and some questionable dandilion wine. Will have to look for Blacksmiths when I get back home again!