Saturday, April 9, 2011

Inadvertently sustainable Saturday

This afternoon we headed out to try one of the few Maryland wineries we haven't visited - Black Ankle (the Crumbling Rock is lovely). Our wine tasting was followed by dinner at Againn Tavern in Rockville, where Colin met his new favorite food and proceeded to get ketchup-wasted. Also, their scallops are like giant pats of butter (and I mean that in a good way).

 It honestly wasn't until we were on our way home that I realized how hippie granola tree-hugger our jaunt had been. Black Ankle is known for their sustainable practices (their tasting room is insulated with straw and has a living roof) and Againn prides themselves on using all locally sourced ingredients. So, that was a happy accident, since I am a lazy, passive environmentalist. Our wine and our dinner probably cost twice what their conventional alternatives would have but at least we saved all that gas money by driving there in our hybrid ;)


RobMonroe said...

Ahh yes, the magic of ketchup! We have given up and told Abby that if she wants ketchup at dinner, SHE has to get it!

Amy F.W. said...

And wine is very sustainable. It sustains me. (love the share)