My Squash are Mocking Me

Wine: Cave de Lugny Macon Lugny Les Charmes Chardonnay 2012
Winemaker: Cave de Lugny
Vintage: 2012
Grape: Chardonnay
Region: Macon, Burgundy
Price range: ~$16

les charmesThe problem with living in Wisconsin is that when you grow gorgeous, fragrant, abundant sage, you spend all summer feeling guilty that you are “not in the mood” for it yet. And, of course, by the time sage season really kicks into high gear, your sage has been deep frozen into blackened waste (Really, this is just one of a million problems with living in Wisconsin, but that could be a whole-nother blog and Anne Spectator has been working on a Wisconsin attitude adjustment, so we’re not going to go there right now).

So then, tonight we made these lovely stuffed acorn squash from Love and Lemons using the last of the acorn squash that magically grew out of my compost bin this year. It turns out that they are the best thing I “grew” all season, even though I was totally unaware of their existence. I’m enjoying them, but I also feel like they are mocking me a bit.

In any case, the recipe is a good one and the wine pairing a delight. We backed that whole thang up with The Head and the Heart – soothing and grounded with a pulse. Not a bad way to welcome the first polar vortex of the season.


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