This is the story of our adventures -- every day and extraordinary; our dreams -- tiny and grand; our gardens -- ornamental and sustaining; this is the story of our journey. We are a family of four living a mindful, simple life here in Los Angeles County. We are green, conscious, and forward thinking. We keep an eye on the past because some of the best things have already been done and bear repeating. Walk and talk with us, have a glass of wine, taste a peach or a tomato, blow some bubbles and watch them drift up over the canyon ridge. Enjoy!
Friday, August 1, 2008
I had a feeling tonight's dinner was going to be ultra yummy so I snapped some pics before we dug in. I was right about the yummy part!
I marinated the chicken in the juice of a very ripe grapefruit with some soy sauce, grated fresh ginger, and minced fresh garlic. (Note, if you want to make this dish and use breasts instead of thighs/legs, I would also add some oil.) Then Gregg grilled them to perfection. The rice is jasmine rice (I know, I know, it's white...). I started with a little walnut oil in the pan and heated it on high then added some grated ginger and two thinly sliced baby leaks. Then I put in the jasmine rice and water (forgot salt but that was remedied at the table). OMG, it was heavenly. The carrots are just steamed and drizzled with a little honey. The salad is baby spinach and arugula with thyme and oregano -- all from the garden. For dressing I mixed tahini with some soy sauce and aged balsamic and olive oil. I didn't bother putting herbs in it since they were already in the salad.