Tuesday, August 12, 2008

More San Diego Fun

A little look at more of what we ate on our week at the beach.

After our second trip to the Farmer's Market, Renee and I were inspired to cook up a nice Sunday night meal, using all fresh, local ingredients.  Even the fish was local and purchased at the Del Mar Farmer's Market! 

We started with a small salad of organic greens with goat cheese stuffed squash blossoms, lemon cucumber and a bit of fennel.

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The main dish featured fish packets that had beautiful heirloom tomatoes, fresh chives, kosher salt and a splash of white wine.  We garnished it with some peach salsa that Scott whipped up with some of the juicy California peaches. 

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Unfortunately, I became to anxious to dig in, and forgot to photograph our side dishes which included grilled fingerling potatoes and grilled baby zucchini and pattypan squashes.  We felt pretty satisfied with our gourmet-ish meal using what was available, not to mention  a not very well-equipped kitchen.

One of the wines we started with (and used in the fish packets) was this unoaked chardonnay.  It is Chilean, and no, I did not have to much to drink, the label really is upside down.  For an inexpensive Chardonnay, we were really impressed.  It had a nice hint of green apple, a touch of citrus, and absolutely no oak.  Very light and refreshing, it was a nice apertif to get the evening started. 

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Here is Chase showing off his new bone while we enjoyed dinner al fresco on the patio.

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3 comments:

LucyinStLou said...

It looks like everyone, including Chase, had a great meal! Looking at your pics, I am so envious of those who benefit from CA's mild climate and extended growing season. We are just now in the thick of fresh produce time and I just love it.

noble pig said...

I have not been to the Del Mar Market in years, it is so beautiful there. Looks like a great meal!

Claire said...

Most importantly, Chase is precious!!!

Chard's not my thing, but I have found that I really like many unoaked Chilean versions! And the price is always right, so what the heck?!