Easter brought warm temperatures, fresh fava beans (obligingly shelled by the Long-Suffering Husband) and a chance to sit on the screened porch–at last!I can recommend the Louis Jadot Mâcon Villages Chardonnay 2012 ($12). It’s a classic unoaked Chardonnay with plenty of fruit and floral aromas, very easy to drink and great with mezze, salads, and cheese!
The Cheese Thief
21 Monday Apr 2014
Posted Food and Winein
Cheese!!!! Save me some, Agnes!!
You had me at cheese.
Expat Eye said:
And me at wine 😉
The wine’s a given, Linda. The cheese is my indulgence. 😉
I couldn’t have said it better myself 😉
With chocolate, they are the essential food groups!
What a gorgeous festival of small plates! I see a dish in the back that looks very much like Greek gigantes…I love mezze!
I am passionately devoted to mezze, and yes, those are gigantes! We have a specialty store here that cooks up an irresistible recipe. I still haven’t figured out where they get their flavorful peppers. Many thanks for the comment!
Yum. I bring home a couple of kilos if dried ones when I go to Greece, but I have yet to find anyone local who has them. I love them stewed with tomato, garlic and a hint of fresh dill.
We’re lucky to have them at this deli, and I see the dried ones occasionally, but when I make them, they’re never the same…
This looks wonderful. I am jealous of your fava beans, not to mention your screened in porch. (I miss mine so badly!)
Thanks! It’s our favorite part of the house, and we miss it terribly during the winter. So do the cats!
We enjoyed favas too with a roast turkey and good rose champagne to ring in the warm weather! Cheers!
Sounds great. Note to self: rosé champagne!!!
Bad cat! 😉
Yes, she has always been a thief. One time she took an entire package of hot dog buns off the counter and dragged it into her “lair” behind a potted plant. There she proceeded to rip through the plastic and gnaw on the bread. Strange behavior for a carnivore…
Reminder – try grilling favas in the shell. Your table looks like just the kind of grazing feast I love. Happy Easter ( it’s still a celebratory week here in Mexico).
Yes, we are just getting warm enough weather to do some grilling. Favas will definitely be on the menu!