On Sunday’s journey back from Utah (an impromptu trip utilizing a free AMEX companion plane ticket), while poring over photographs taken hiking Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon, I lamented that I forget to take my wide-angle lens.
Still. I could never capture Ansel Adam‘s American West no matter how many strings of cameras I roped around my neck.
I suspect you may have similar experiences when traveling; put that camera phone to good use and lighten the load.
Aside from Thai Sapa, a restaurant in Springdale (the gateway to Zion) that served the most amazing fusion Asian, this was no culinary adventure–I doubt backpack sandwiches and cut-up veggies are your thing.
And now I’m sitting in my kitchen, in the throes of re-entry blues, poring over recipes that I can carve into a dinner party this weekend.
Spring is loaded with celebrations; celebrations mean food. This past weekend Ann Arbor was inundated with graduation parties. Next weekend is Mother’s Day; Richard and I are spending it in Chicago with daughter Greta and her partner, Tom.
We’re hosting a dinner party for a close friend Saturday night and I’ve been perusing the site for inspiration. We want to grill, closing the doors on winter, and we want to utilize the wild leeks Greta recently picked.
A Spring Green Risotto , to utilize the leeks, paired with Balsamic Flank Steak (recipe follows) that we’ll throw on the grill, and we’re in business.
For dessert Greta is making a Creme Brûlée, using a blow torch from her workshop to caramelize the top. On Mother’s Day we’ll all be watching her put the blow torch to its intended use on Discovery Channels, Epic Bar Builds that airs Sundays at 3:00 (EST).
Love and Blessings To Mothers Across the Land!