|Cleveland Museum of Art|
|Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom Music Center|
|A new friend asking for love|
|Within 10 minutes of discovery|
|The second morning, not allowed inside yet, but really selling himself|
It's a small wonder that I had time to tend to my small deck garden. The weather here was a bit funky. It rained a lot in June and July, dry in August and September, and never got 'warm' enough. Personally, I can't complain about the temperature, since it afforded me more time outside and cheaper electric bills from less air conditioning.
This is one of my favorite times of the year. In simple terms, it's the time when I can make stuff from the stuff I've been growing for a few months. It's a sense of accomplishment. I love making favorites like homemade marinara, caprese salad and fresh pico de gallo.
I also went beyond my comfort zone and made an Asian-inspired dish. I marinated chicken breasts in sesame oil, garlic, ginger and rice vinegar. I stir-fried a few fresh peppers, onion, and water chestnuts in garlic and sesame oil, stir-fried the chicken, then tossed with cooked soba noodles, soy sauce and cilantro. BIG HIT.
Plus, our recent plans for an upcoming vacation in Cozumel has inspired me to finish seasoning my molcajete and make a few other tasty experiments, such as making guacamole the traditional way and a favorite sauce that tastes almost as good as the restaurant where I first tasted it. Next time ...