Hi Sweet Wino Cookies!!!
And Happy Great Easter Eve To You!
Raw oysters and raw clams now devoured, and having listened to so many of you, who "only drink wine on the weekends" or abstain altogether but for twice or thrice a year, or whatever it be, I was inspired, and to say the least!
I "stepped away from the wine" thus, and for 11 full days, as to see what the allure was, or if I'd loose a zillion pounds, sleep like a newborn puppy, feel sharper or whatever it be.
Reporting in therefore, (and having alas had A LOT of wine today), I cannot share anything too impressive. Yet a trusted source did share with me, that I do need to give it a month or two before REALLY seeing any tangible results.
And so we'll see how me embracing wine again, albeit WAY LESS than my norm, does change things some.
Meanwhile, today I DID drink wine, and SMOKE fruit, and make the best damn steak tartare that could be created on earth - if I may say so myself.
And so, thank you to everyone who got me through these 11 grouchy days! Smiles.
Here is to a new schedule of more 'moderation' of wine - or that's what I'm taking from this strand of 11 days. (Stay tuned for my new regimen)!
And here too, are a couple shots of my New Zealand, Grass Fed, Steak Tartare, above, (I don't like ground steak tartare as I prefer the texture of chopped, and so flavor wise too, I did use ribeye, and New York Strip grass fed New Zealand steak, and then cut/sear/chop the fat as cracklings, mixed into black rice with smoked mango.
I then made smoked strawberries with chopped raw elephant garlic, olive oil, cayenne pepper and blue Persian salt, as an "after-tiser" and it was incredible!
OK, thanks for sharing in my "sips" and sentiments!
Happy Easter to all!!!! Please make your holiday delicious!!!
Cheers!!!! - Leah