Harvesting: arugula. herbs. baby radishes to make room for the big guys.
Running: I recently headed into a new web of trails. twisty turny, roller coaster-y, tree covered fun.
Yoga-ing: lately I am really loving half moon.
Anticipating: a long weekend. grilling. hiking. mountains. yay.
Seeing: thunderstorms in the forecast. I love a good thunderstorm.....
Crying Over: My baby finished preschool this week......why do they just keep growing?
Hearing: crickets. windows open all night. love it.
Craving: summer tomatoes. with mozzarella. and basil. There are at least 10 green tomatoes on the vine and they cannot possibly ripen fast enough.
Wanting to Make: my own mozzarella. have you done this? I hear it's not too hard....
Grilling: Everything. We recently made a new favorite.....grilled broccoli. Drizzle a few (large) pieces with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper and grill, turning once sides start to blacken.
Learning About: chia seeds. such powerful little guys......adding them to lots lately.
Missing: Zion. Needing to get back there. Soon.
Eating: Grilled Beets. Goat Cheese. Cilantro Lime Quinoa.
Golden beets taste just like their purply red cousins, but if you stay away from beets for the mess, try these--prep and cleanup is much easier.
Grilled Beets with Goat Cheese and Cilantro Quinoa
I love quinoa because you can really mix it with anything and it's tasty, easy, and filling. It can be worked into a main dish, or a nice little side like this one here. I will do a full quinoa post soon, but for some more ideas and cooking tips try here.
-3-4 beets, sliced and grilled.
to grill, toss in olive oil and place on heated grill. grill (medium low heat) 8-10 minutes on each side, or until fork tender.
-goat cheese (put a bit of cheese on beet slice the last few minutes of grilling)
-cooked quinoa (I used about two cups)
toss with quinoa:
-large handful of chopped cilantro
-small handful of chopped chives
-juice of one lime
-salt and pepper
top with grilled beets
feel free to play along with the senses in the comments or on your own blog.