Joe and I have tried several organic wines and frankly they have all sucked. We are wine people. We love good wine and admittedly some expensive ones. So any ol' organic wine that tastes like vinegar just does not work for us. But we found one that was different! At the Trout Point Lodge we were poured some red wine with our lunch and we LOVED it. To our surprise it was organic and from California. It's Bonterra and we particularly loved the Cab Savignon 2011. We found it and brought home many bottles. It was $22 in Nova Scotia but we found it in the duty free New Hampshire liquor store for $14. Good deal! We stocked up and have plenty to share. Coming for dinner? I'll get into wines in another blog post, but for now, I can tell you that we liked this one.
Because the farmer's market season was over in Nova Scotia, we had to shop at the grocery store. They had a very small section of organic produce and so I had to limit us to the few vegetables they had. We were able to get mushrooms, limes, lemons, broccoli, peppers, celery, carrots and potatoes. I figured I could make lots of meals with the various veggies we had, plus we still had to get our lobster from our own fisherman at the wharf behind our house. Between the chicken, beef, lobster, Haddock, Herring, veggies, starches, 2 dozen eggs, black rice and quinoa pasta we purchased we were all set for a week of meals. Our alternative would have been to eat out every night and enjoy the delicious fried scallops and Haddie bits that are ubiquitious here in the Annapolis Valley. It would have been really yummy, but we would have come back 10 lbs heavier. Here is a photo of our backyard and the wharf where the lobster fisherman come in everyday with the most amazing and sweetest tasting Bay of Fundy treasure. No lobster can ever compare.
I came back 2 lbs heavier than when I left. I also didn't move much while we were there. I really did just curl up and read most of the week. So for the feasting that was done, not bad. It was mostly water retention and the day after we were back I realized that I actually lost weight. Eating clean and chemical free keeps your metabolism working properly and so I enjoyed stuffing my face with real food.