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Cocktail Hour

You know, sometimes you just want to chill out. Have a cocktail and watch the sunset.

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It was a little too chilly to sit on the porch but we did enjoy the sunset from the dining room. What is better than kale chips and pastis.

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What is pastis, you say? Pernod. Anise liqueur, poured over ice with a splash of water. Something we grew to love in Provence. Now, kale chips. They are amazing. We got kale in the CSA basket. I tossed it with oil, spices and salt. Baked it for ten minutes at 350 degrees.

We ended up having a lovely dinner, for a Tuesday night. Rockfish, mixed Chinese veggies, in the skillet. Bok Choy, Napa Cabbage, water chestnuts, with scallions, garlic and ginger. Some soy sauce and sesame oil. So satisfying.

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The rockfish came from Harris Teeter. Veggies from the CSA. A simple slow food type of meal, served in the kitchen while taking a break from holiday preparations.

Served with a very nice Boisseau property Linden chardonnay. Not a bad dinner.

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