Friday, 19 August 2011


It's been almost four years since I had a full time job outside of our home, yet I still look forward to Fridays.  In testimony to the enduring quality of tradition, Friday suppers remain carefully planned events even though much of my life has radically changed since 2007.   Good food and wine are central to this weekly celebration and so recipe books are consulted and wine pairings considered. 
One change of note -- the wine gets opened much earlier now, sometime between 4 and 5pm!

Tonight's TGIF menu features grilled rainbow trout atop wild rice and quinoa pilaf, surrounded by stir-fried carrots and broccoli.  The wine is a 2007 Pinot Noir from Cattail Creek Family Estate Winery, Niagara-on-the-Lake.  For dessert there is a fruit compote of organic musk melon and wild blueberries drizzled with Grand Marnier. 

A piece of fine dark chocolate (70%) closes off the repast.

I know it's cruel of me to give you the menu but not an invitation.  I can hear a collective sigh...
An integral part of TGIF ritual is family, however many of us may be present.
Claim, renew, celebrate your own TGIF ritual. 
Bon appetit!
And it's almost time to open the wine...
(photo credits: ©April Hoeller)


  1. The bread looks mighty good, too! Our TGIF ritual hasn't been the same since the kids moved out, but for that the wines (not whines) have gotten better and more plentiful =)

  2. Yup, I agree about the wines overtaking the whines, now that kids are not regular participants in TGIF festivities. Just because we are fewer in number on Fridays does not mean we have to abandon the ritual. In fact it's so much more fun now! Can't just be the wine can it?? ;-)

  3. There's also some fuzziness around here as to what day of the week it is :D I think the "F" has become "Five" (pm) instead of "Friday" :D