|Yes, I like to wear my apron way up under my armpits when I cook, because I am messy.|
Moving on. Now that we have SUNNY weather (!!!!) we have moved our dining room to our patio outside. Ever since the sun came out, we have been grilling our food on a wood fire, and every dinnertime feels like a party. Want to see what we’ve been eating? Tonight’s dinner was my first Spatchcock Chicken. I marinated it all day in garlic, lemon, olive oil, rosemary, ginger and thyme. It was SO good. I served it with a salad inspired by bruschetta, grilled asparagus and steamed green beans.
We’ve been grilling over wood that we found piled at the end of our yard. It’s hard to get the heat quite right, but really delicious when we do!
This chicken may look a bit too charred, but I assure you– it was perfect!
|Tomatoes, cucumber, fresh basil, kalamata olives, olive oil, salt pepper and red wine vinegar.|
Can we do a little show-and-tell? This is a little cloche I made in my pottery class!We keep a tiny bowl of salt in it outside, so it doesn’t get rained on or buggy.
But the highlight of tonight’s dinner had nothing to do with actual food.
It was all about our neighbors, the 3 and 4 year old boys next door. There were knock-knock jokes, peek-a-boos, and all sorts of childish silliness to be enjoyed. That’s what makes food taste the best, isn’t it? All the fun and companionship? I loved hearing the parents laughing through the wicker wall, and I can only guess they enjoyed our giggles and guffaws as well.
What have you been eating lately?