Summer Means Basil Vinaigrette, and Other Things I’m Thinking (6-3-14)
|Grilled Halibut with Basil Vinaigrette, and it must be summer because I already have Basil Vinaigrette in the fridge!
Now, here are a few more things I’ve been thinking about . . .
This video about the right way to use aluminum foil left me with my mouth hanging open. I immediately went to the kitchen to check my roll of foil, and sure enough, I’ve been doing it wrong all these years.
From New York Times contributor and essayist Bill Hayes, a good collection of thoughts about getting yourself moving a bit more in 50 Reasons to Exercise Now, Not Later. (Found via this excellent post about how exercise can lessen the impacts of aging at Time Goes By.)
|Photo from Parade.com.
Like many others who admired her, I was sad at the loss of Maya Angelou at the age of 86. I thought Parade Magazine really captured a lot of what made people love her so much in this list of Maya Angelou’s Most Inspiring Quotes.
If you’re a fan of The West Wing or The Newsroom, I highly recommend the Danish political TV series Borgen. (This captivating show is another thing I learned about from my friend Lydia.) The series only lasted three years so I’m trying to be very disciplined and only watch one show per night, but truthfully I’d like to just sit down and watch it for hours.
|Photo of cooked millet from Hip Pressure Cooking.
Hip Pressure Cooking says Millet is the new Quinoa, and that post offers tips for cooking this interesting seed (that’s eaten as a grain) in the pressure cooker.
And finally from Distractify.com (and what a name for a website) here’s a list of The Top 25 Cities You Should Visit in your Lifetime. I definitely need to get traveling, and I love the pick for number one!