While salad might not seem too exciting, this one was for me because everything it in (both times) was organic. Big deal? Oh yes, when you come from a place where that choice doesn't exist unless you grow it yourself or have some good connections with gardening friends or on the big island where organic foods are fairly easy to come by. So, one person's not a big deal becomes another person's (me, in this case) very big deal!
Wandering around like a kid with a gift certificate at Toys R Us, I totally forgot to buy onions, a big one on my list because not having onions - is like not having garlic around, or water. It's easy to get distracted in the playground of US markets, so while I could have added lots of other things, it was a keep it simple salad. Just so.
|Organic romaine, grape tomatoes, cucumbers, sharp cheddar cheese|
A walk after lunch brought me to this plant. I don't know what it is but the leaves were so perfectly and unusually shaped, I have to share it.
|Thank you, Mother Nature, for this beautiful design|
|Sautéed in dash of soy, some marsala wine and garlic. Of course.|
|Cook until browned|
|How I store the cutting board next to my rusty topped stove.|
I've tried a lot to remove the rust, but it isn't working.
The stove does work though, so it's a keeper for now.
As I was cooking, the Turtle filled up with some amazing light. Looking out the window, I could see why.
|This is looking to the north; the light was everywhere|
|Okay, back to prepping. I like food to be bite sized, so while the presentation|
may not be as dramatic, it's a lot easier to eat.
|A glass of wine, a salad, cooler temperatures. I'm all good.|
Option: if I'd had the choice, the chicken would have been grilled. The smokiness would have been a great additional flavor. Somewhere along the way I might pick up a small grill. Or not. It definitely would have been some seriously hot grilling. Of course, sweat is salty, so it might have been a good thing too.
Have a falling fahrenheit of a Friday. Do something frigorific.
p.s. Tomorrow is take off day! Let the games begin. Roll on, little Turtle, roll on.