I'm taking you into the woods today for a luncheon.
I dearly love the forest and when I saw these plates at Pottery Barn,
I just knew that they needed to come home with me. It makes me
think of our property up in New Meadows.
Aspen trees and Ponderosa pines. Deer and elk.
Mountain Blue Birds, eagles, hawks and osprey
Bears too, not that I want a close encounter with one.
I have a recipe to share with you that I hope you will enjoy.
Brown Rice, Apricot and Ginger Salad
1 cup brown rice
1/4 of small red onion finely chopped
8 to 10 dried apricots
small amount of finely grated fresh ginger
(or more to taste)
a few leaves of cilantro finely chopped
(may omit if you don't like cilantro)
2 squirts of honey
champagne or apple cider vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
Cook the brown rice according to package directions.
If you buy in bulk like I do, add to 2 cups boiling water,
reduce to simmer and cover for about 50 minutes.
Let rice cool.
Meanwhile make dressing by first adding vinegar followed by the
remaining ingredients and whisking in the oil last.
Pour over rice.
This makes a great side dish with roast chicken, or serve
it on it's own for a healthy lunch entree. Enjoy!
Bentley ~ I am getting so excited about our cabin I can
hardly think about anything else!
Susan and Bentley