Oh my gawd! It’s a blog post? Yes, yes it is! Did you miss me? Did you even notice…
Ah, well. For those of you who did, sorry. I’ve been busy having a summer break full of other projects. Posts might still be sporadic while I meet deadlines and the like, but I had to pop in to show you this! My garden is full of lavender so after the few dozen bouquets what to do?
Lavender Shower Scrub
1 1/2 cup White Sugar
1/2 cup Baby Oil
1/2 cup dried Lavender Flowers
2 drops Lavender Essential Oil
To use: Shake container to mix contents before using. Rub onto dry skin then rinse thoroughly.
More shower scrubs to come! The combinations are endless!
My favorite is the Nickleback technique.
Wow! Phillip Chbeeb and Renee Kester’s modern dance on a subway platform is, well, wow!
The music is by Elliot Moss, a favorite artist of mine, makes this even better!
Happy Friday folks!
The intense marinade is what makes these veggies so delicious. I made up a big batch and used it for BSCB* too!
Ginger Sesame Marinade
1/4 cup Soy Sauce
1/3 cup Red Wine Vinegar
1/4 cup Sesame Oil
1/2 cup Canola Oil
3 tablespoons Fresh Ginger (grated)
1 tablespoon Fish Sauce
1 clove Fresh Garlic (grated)
1 tablespoon Toasted Sesame Seeds
1-2 tablespoons Sugar
Combine all ingredients in a tight sealing jar and shake very well to combine. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use. Shake well to re-combine before using.
Pre-heat your grill to medium-high or about 400-500 degrees.
I have one of those handy grilling baskets that we use on the BBQ but you can also put down a layer of foil over the grates and cook your veg that way.
1/2 cup Ginger Sesame Marinade
2 Summer Squash
1 Red Onion
1 bunch Asparagus
1 Fennel Bulb
Salt & Pepper
Slice the squash, onion and fennel into 1/2 inch thick slices. Leave the asparagus whole.
Place all the veggies into a zip top bag and add about 1/2 cup of the Ginger Sesame Marinade. Allow to sit at room temp for about 30min to and hour.
Place the veggies onto a sheet pan or a grill basket and place it on your hot grill for about 2 minutes a side, or until the veggies are browned.
Take off the heat and wrap the veggies in foil and allow to rest for about 5 minutes.
This will cook the veggies the rest of the way through.
Serve with a little more dressing spooned over.
(*boneless skinless chicken breasts)
And here’s a fun thing, the covers are a surprise until the day they are published. They fit together to form a mosaic of Simon drawing his bow!
In the early nineteenth century, Tobias Herondale abandoned his fellow Shadowhunters in the heat of battle and left them to die. His life was forfeit, but Tobias never returned, and the Clave claimed his wife’s life in exchange for Tobias’s. Simon and his fellow students are shocked to learn of this brutality, especially when it is revealed the woman was pregnant. But what if the child survived…could there be a lost Herondale line out in the world today?”
Simon learns the truth behind the Jack the Ripper murders—“Jack” was stopped by Will Herondale and his institute of Victorian Shadowhunters.”
It’s hard to be a Shadowhunter when you’ve got demonic powers. Simon learns about the school-time struggles of half-warlock James Herondale in this prelude to The Last Hours.”