25 March 2008

awakening the palate from a long winter's nap

This time of year is perfect for eating outside. Pleasant temperatures of 60's and 70's (F). Blue skies with wisps of clouds. Very few mosquitoes (so far). Bird songs galore.

It always inspires me to use more fresh herbs and create lighter dishes.

Dinner last night: Thai-inspired chicken, asparagus, basil, cauliflower, and cashews in a fish-lime sauce. Fresh strawberries and pineapple as a palate cleanser/dessert.

Breakfast this morning: Vegetable soup with cilantro and lime (my usual stand-by for this meal), toast, and coffee.


Courtney said...

mmmm that looks yummy :-)

Tournesol said...

Eating outside? I'm watching the snow flakes from the safe(warm) side of the window!

LotusKnits said...

That soup looks divine!