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AMERICAN PROVISIONS.

October 11, 2011

last week, with an empty fridge waiting for a peapod delivery, i decided to take a walk down to american provisions in southie to find something for dinner. the store has gourmet food prices to match its selection, but the quality of the products is a welcome addition to the neighborhood in my opinion. although i didn’t need any assistance, the employees have also always been willing to help during other trips to the shop.

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my dinner consisted of nuovo ravioli from their freezer section, supplemented by some french bread and tomato basil sauce from stop & shop (conveniently located a few minutes from american provisions). it was a tough decision when goat cheese ravioli sat next to this flavor, but peas, proscuitto, and provolone seemed like a more unique option. and it turns out that nuovo pasta is made in stratford, ct – my mom grew up there. i also purchased some fresh green beans to snack on while i waited for the pasta to cook.

conveniently, i also had an open bottle of wine in the refrigerator. earlier in the week, i had stopped at southie liquors, intent on purchasing a red wine to expand my palette… riesling tends to be my go-to wine. and then they had a wine tasting when i walked in the door and that all changed.

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this washington hills riesling was a little on the sweet side, but it was refreshing and the price was right ($9.99).

while the pasta boiled, i brushed some olive oil on the bread and stuck it under the broiler. minutes later, i had a quick, easy, and delicious dinner. watch out goat cheese pasta, you’re next.

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