We forgot to have supper on Sunday night. No, I am not the image of a bad wife and mother that sentence conjures up. I was in and out of the kitchen, baking, for much of the day; while watching videos (The Hurt Locker; a deeply disturbing commentary on the futility of war, and The Time Traveler’s Wife; a totally silly film). Out of my oven came spinach, onion and pecorino tarts. These were followed by paprika cheese straws, vanilla sugar pigs’ ears, pistachio fudge squares … all things intended for the lunchboxes for the coming week, but nibbled on until everyone was full. And so the steaks I’d put in marinade were placed in the fridge and presented the perfect playmate for sweet potato chips and Amanda’s recipe of brinjal spread.
The hearty undertones of coriander and ginger in the marinade could find no better match than my current paramour, First Sighting Shiraz.
“A full-bodied wine with rich and lingering pepper, mocha and chocolate aromas and layered with vibrant red berry fruit flavours. Concentrated and complex, backed by well-integrated oak. Enjoy with food dishes such as roast beef, duck and venison.”
First Sighting Shiraz Accolades
- 2007: Top South African Shiraz: SA Terroir Wine Awards
- 2007: Four stars: Platters Wine Guide 2010
- 2007: Bronze Medal: Old Mutual Trophy
- 2006: Silver Medal: Michelangelo Awards
- 2006: Selected for South African Airways Business Class
- 2006: Seal of Approval: Swiss Airlines Wine Awards
- 2006: Bronze Medal: Old Mutual Trophy
The meal ended with my husband giving a contented burp, which I understand to be a very great compliment about the food.