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First stop today was Good Earth Natural Foods in a little area of Indianapolis called Broad Ripple.  I love buying items on my grocery list here that are unique, natural, and whole.  Today I purchased dates, carrots, apples, tofu, almonds, peanuts, quinoa, oats, and tahini.  They have a great bulk section for nuts, flours, oats, beans, grains, soup mixes, cereals, granola, etc. The people who work there are always willing to help, have a great knowledge about the products sold at the store, and seem to really care about nutrition and the quality of their products.  I also purchased a banana bread Larabar to snack on in the car while heading to my next stop.  It was so tasty!  I bought the ingredients so that I can make my own: dates, bananas, and almonds.

After grocery shopping, Brian and I headed downtown to a local winery called Easley Winery.  Tastings are only $3 and they had live music tonight.  We started off with a tour of the winery.

The entrance to the winery

What a cute little shop!

There’s wine brewin’ in there…or I guess it would be fermentin’ 😉

Our tour guide Keith was great and answered everyone’s questions.  He was very passionate and knowledgable about the winery.

Then, it was time for a tasting.  Our first round was Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay.

My favorite of the day was the Pink Catawba…it was sweet, but not too sweet, had a little sparkle, and had notes of grapefruit.  It tasted like a perfect summer wine!

Our wine tastin' worksheets

Their most popular wine is a sweet red called Reggae Red…it is super fruity and sweet, just what I like!

After attending mass with Brian’s parents, we joined them for dinner at Red Lion Grog House.  It was a cute, dark, pub-like restaurant with tasty food.  I don’t really like beer so I always order cider so it looks like I’m drinking beer…sneaky I know!

Red Lion Grog House

Brian and I were both starving so we started with fried pickles as an appetizer.  These were great!  I have always been a pickle lover, and these held off the hunger bug until our main meals arrived.

I ordered the half salad half soup combo with the spinach strawberry candied walnut salad and the french onion soup…amazing!!!

The soup was sooo cheesy and thick, although it is 1 million degrees outside it was very satisfying.

After having a very “overprogrammed” weekend schedule for the majority of the summer Brian and I have both enjoyed relaxing this weekend.  We are staying in again and watching another movie…tonight it’s a chick flick!  Yay 🙂

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  1. Pingback: Buckwheat Pancakes with Easley Orchestra Red Blueberry Sauce « Treble in the Kitchen

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