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Monday, August 13, 2007


And even if the livin’ ain't easy, the food sure is good.

Some old friends got together a couple of nights ago, and here's what we had:

• Grilled flank steak that had been marinated in Italian dressing
• Sliced yellow and green squashes (OK, zucchini), eggplant and onion, tossed in olive oil and herbes de Provence then grilled in a grill basket
• Chunks of fresh melon
• Bi-color corn on the cob
• Sliced tomatoes
• A simple and delicious sorbet pie (layer two different flavors of softened sorbet in a pie shell and refreeze).

Here's the great thing: With the exceptions of the onion, beef and pie, all of our food was grown within five miles of where it was consumed — and, simple as it was, everything was really good!

The beverage selection included Bombay Martinis, Tanqueray and Tonics, Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc, Chakana Cabernet Sauvignon (more about that soon) and various beers and ales, including the excellent Domaine DuPage French Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company.
M. Zane Grey, 9:06 AM