Monday - I made Pollo alla Pizzaiola: chicken breast strips, baked in a tomato/basil sauce with capers and halved black olives, served with boiled pots, steamed pointed cabbage and broccoli.
2019 Alain Grignon Cuvée Chasseur (France, Vin de Pays de l’Hérault)
Grenache blend, only a VdP with a ‘brand’ type label and low cost (£5.49) but wow, really mouthfilling and satisfying. A lovely wine, punching well above its weight.
Tuesday We’ve settled into alternating Penne Puttanesca and this - which is more work. Thin slices of aubergine brushed with EVOO and grilled till crispy, cut into strips and added to tomato & basil sauce, mixed in with cooked penne accompanied with a mixed salad laden with almost the last of the small tomatoes from garden. We drank no-brainer™
2019 Casa Vinicola Roxan The Wine Society’s Montepulciano d’Abruzzo (Italy, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo)
Wednesday Mrs M. graciously allowed me to buy a Deliveroo half chicken & chips from Nandos. What to have with it? I chose
2020 Mitravelas Estate Agiorgitiko Red on Black (Greece, Peloponnisos, Nemea)
I’d had the 2019 in January, and really enjoyed it, as I did this full-bodied red.
“Jolly convenient,” I remarked to Mrs M. as I put the chicken bones in a compostable bag and into the food waste caddy “that the recycling collection is tomorrow.”
I was woken in the night by a loud noise, and in the morning I saw the fox had found how to open the locked caddy by knocking it over. Vegetable waste was spread over the pavement but of the chicken bones, only the bag was left…
BTW if you have Amazon Prime you can get one years Deliveroo Plus, giving free delivery on orders over £25
Thursday I’ll be making a vegetable curry with rice and opening this reliable friend
2019 Beyerskloof Pinotage (South Africa, Western Cape)
Is another week already over?
(Chasseur from Waitrose, Montepulciano and Red on Black from TWS, Beyerskloof from Sainsbury)