Do you ever loop a song over and over again? I think my neighbors may want to throw a brick at my record player. The song is that good. So I will loop once more…and then again…and again.
As I listen, I am enjoying a glass of Firesteed Pinot Noir. It is a perfect wine for the concluding days of July. As we embark into August, I will enjoy many more glasses of this wine. As for a meal, I would like to share my new favorite recipe. (See below)
Now you can loop The National, let them serenade you, sip your favorite summer red, and enjoy a nourishing meal. My favorite place to enjoy is on my patio. My antique red table was once my grandmother’s. The scene is rustic, simple, and elegant. Divertiti!
Pesto Quinoa with Avocado and Mixed Greens
1/4 Cup Quinoa
2 Tablespoons Pesto
Salt & Pepper
Wash and drain the quinoa. Add 1/2 Cup water to the pot. Bring to a boil, cover with lid, and simmer until translucent. About 10-12 minutes. Add pesto. Mix thoroughly. Plate over mixed greens. Add sliced avocado. Garnish with salt and pepper.
Note: The measurements are forgiving. May increase or decrease ingredient amounts to suit individual tastes and appetites. Try adding sliced almonds for an added crunch or shredded chicken breast for a heartier plate.