~ John Muir
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
~ John Muir
Saturday, June 26, 2010
here exclusively for herbaria, county floras and plant geography: they are here first of all for delight."
~ John Ruskin
Thursday, June 24, 2010
ENJOY THE 'SIMPLE' THINGS IN LIFE ~ CONEFLOWER (Echinacea purpurea 'Doubledecker') / GRILLED BOURBON SALMON
- Combine brown sugar, bourbon, soy sauce, olive oil and chopped green onions. Pour over rinsed and patted dry salmon fillet. Marinate several hours.
- Remove salmon and reserve marinade. Grill salmon over hot coals until opaque or until oil breaks through surface ( 9-15 minutes depending on thickness and outdoor temperature).
- While salmon is cooking, bring marinade to boil. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes (sauce should be thick and coat spoon). Add reserved green onions to sauce or pour sauce over salmon and garnish with green onions.Note: Delicious served with roasted rosemary redskin and/or sweet potatoes. For a buffet, surround with tri-colored julienne sliced peppers (red, orange & yellow) sauteed in a touch of extra-virgin olive oil seasoned with a pinch of coarse salt & freshly cracked pepper.
Monday, June 21, 2010
... On The Summer Solstice ...
"Whatever is dreamed on this night, will come to pass."
William Shakespeare -
Acknowledging the Magic of This Time
A Mid-Summernight's Dream
Solstice information courtesy of ~
Saturday, June 19, 2010
- Cut circular hole in middle of bread, large enough to accommodate egg. Butter both sides of bread.
- Place bread in heavy iron skillet and toast on both sides. Drop a tsp. of butter in the hole and carefully slip in egg. Season with salt & pepper and cook until browned.
- Carefully flip and cook on other side. If desired, top with cheese and cover with lid until cheese is melted. (single serving)
~ Simple recipe for meager funds
fresh cold water from the spigot
Carefully fill glass with ice cold water. Gently drop toothpick on water surface. Enjoy.
Note: Both recipes featured in Diary of a Ho-Hum Housewife.