Saturday, June 25, 2016
It's time to fire up the grill
I have a new back yard. We have been fixing it up gradually and now it is just about right. Not much of a view but the prevailing winds keep it nice and cool at night. Unfortunately we are close to the Gowanus Canal so we have to worry about mosquitos. I have sprayed and planted some natural remedies in that certain plants keep mosquitos away. Citronella. Lavender. Lemon grass. We put pots with these plants all around. Have a bunch of lanterns and chandeliers with citronella candles. Make sure there is no standing water for them to breed.
We enjoy the yard first thing in the morning for coffee. We sit out there and relax before we start the day. The days are long enough that we get to grill when we get home. That works out pretty great.
Tonight I am going to do skirt steaks in a chimichurri sauce. The sides with be my typical green salad. Romaine. Red Onion. Black Olives. Goat cheese feta. Ground Pistachios. Also I found some very tender asparagus. I have a gas flame set up on the barbecue so I set up the wok and stir fry while I grill. Today it will be asparagus with garlic and oil topped off with a generous helping of pecorino Romano cheese freshly grated on before serving. Very tasty.
Unfortunately we can't do alcohol anymore but I make a mean fresh lemonade with mint that everyone seems to love. Quite refreshing and cool in the summer.
So what are youse guys grilling up this weekend?