Sunday, June 9, 2013

parceling out the day



i missed a young man's dance recital yesterday because i picked up a suburban wedding party to work. my body hurts a little as i am just finishing my 3rd week back to cardio classes at the gym (4 x week). a friend from san francsico is in town and making breakfast today - quiche i think- how very gay- although he isn't- but he lives in sf. i am making watermelon cucumber tomato salad for the 2nd time this week. i hope it comes out as well as the 1st one.

Ingredients

Salad:
2 large Red Tomatoes, cut into 1-inch wedges (about 2 cups) 
2 pound(s) Watermelon, cut into 1/2-inch by 2 1/2-inch wedges
1 Cucumber, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1/2-inch wedges
1/2 small Red Onion, thinly sliced (about 1/4 cup)

Dressing:
3 tablespoon(s) Red-Wine Vinegar
2 tablespoon(s) Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
1 teaspoon(s) Salt
1/4 teaspoon(s) Fresh-Ground Pepper
1/4 cup(s) Fresh Basil Leaves, sliced

Directions
Prepare the salad: Gently toss tomatoes, watermelon, cucumber, and onion together in a large bowl and set aside.
Prepare the Dressing: Combine vinegar, oil, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Pour vinaigrette over the watermelon mixture and toss to combine. Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 hours. Sprinkle with basil and serve.


there are changes coming to my workplace via healthcare reform. i have learned of a few and i can now see that i will have to shepherd change with the folks i work with even more often. i planted some new yarrow along the right of way-it's paprika colored. i am hoping it will provide some color and green in an otherwise lacklustre real estate.

i am filled with hope and gratitude today. it's a good feeling. i wish the same for you.