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.
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!
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!
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 🙂