I had a very good food week last week. My food magazine came and it included a recipe for green gazpacho which I have always wanted to try. Even though I didn’t have all of the ingredients (it’s hard justifying a trip to the store for just a shallot right now), it was delicious. So delicious it was hard to choose between that and cookie dough that I had also whipped up.
In addition to the gazpacho, I tried a recipe for Mediterranean style basil fish with lemon rice. My mouth is watering just typing those words! So good. It was a pleasant surprise to stumble across two such delicious recipes the week following my own creation that I thought would top my chart for the month – strawberry chimichurri made from the herbs grown on my deck.
One of the best parts about summer is food straight from the garden. My favorite, of course, are the tomatoes but followed very closely behind those is having fresh grown herbs at the ready for any meal and an abundance of herbs no less. What better to do with an abundance of herbs than make chimichurri?
The girls have been on a summer strawberry kick so while I set out to make my chimichurri I also was preparing their nightly strawberry snack. Then, I got a crazy idea. Why not try to add their summer favorite to my summer favorite? With a few tweaks to the chimichurri the concoction was ready and, turns out, this summer concoction is delicious. The perfect blend of spicy, savory and sweet. Yum!
In other happenings for the month of June, the girls wrapped up their dance season with an outdoor parking lot performance. After two months of waiting for a rental facility to open up, the dance studio decided to close the season with a performance in their own parking lot. The girls, who had been off and on practicing with videos their teachers sent, hadn’t practiced with their class in three months. But, the show had to go on and they did really well! It was certainly different than a typical recital but super fun and one that will be remembered.
The girls also enrolled in a new school, Grammy school. They have been attending lessons at Grammy’s house each day and I hear are making very good progress. They even have a special math teacher, my aunt Beth, better known as Professor Stasny. The girls may bemoan leaving their Nintendo behind each day but both are doing much better having a routine again. A special thanks to the teachers at Grammy school!
- 3/4 cup parsley
- 3/4 cup cilantro
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
- 1/2 red onion
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1/2 tbsp jalapenos
- 3-4 strawberries
- Combine all ingredients in blender.
- Blend until desired consistency is reached. Easy, huh?