This post kind of reminds me of conversations I have with my sister. We’ll start talking about something which triggers a thought that takes the conversation in a different direction and on to a completely different topic. Usually – make that eventually we end up back at the original topic. I started writing about our spontaneous adventure to the beautiful Niagara region last Sunday, so that I could squeak into Kalyn’s WHB. I promised to actually write about the trip rather than just post pictures. So before it hits Sunday AGAIN….here are some of the highlights.
It was a gorgeous, sunny day and my Honey (who’s been listening to me whine about not getting to the Niagara region when all the trees were in bloom. -it’s famous for wine and fruit,) decided that we should head out that way. At least we would see the baby fruit on the trees and maybe the local strawberries would be ripe enough to enjoy. They were!!
favorite local markets at the Kurtz Orchard, that sells delicious flaky homemade strawberry & rhubarb pies. What can I say....we'd eat the whole thing without inviting anyone over to share and then we'd whine about our weight.
Naturally, genius that I am, I forgot the wonderful goodies I had made for Saturday (there were some leftovers that would have been great to eat on a blanket overlooking the falls or vineyards or orchards). So much for picnicking, but he had a better idea anyway.
After much meandering and stopping every time I saw a new type of fruit tree to photograph, we ended up at one of my favorite local wineries .....Hillebrand Estates. In addition to some delicious wines (I love their blend called “Trius Red”. It’s …..no words!!!, that’s how good) they have a wonderful restaurant with a terrace overlooking the vineyards.
Chef Frank Dodd and his team created these masterful presentations.
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