Kick up the flavor with high heat
We grill year round at SuzerSpace, but like most people I really enjoy the summer months the best.
It’s the vegetables – grilling them is a super easy way to boost the flavor and create a side dish that tastes restaurant quality.
There isn’t much of a recipe here – the main goal is to keep the veggies moving so they get roasted but not burned.
Whole button mushrooms are transformed when they are cooked on high heat with just a bit of balsamic vinegar.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Whole - not sliced
Pre-heat grill with a cast iron grill pan on grates.
While the grill heats, clean mushrooms under running water to remove dirt. I like the stems, but if you don't, remove them.
In a bowl, toss mushrooms in olive oil and balsamic vinegar - make sure they are evenly coated.
Add mushrooms to grill pan (be careful to avoid oil splatters). Turn as needed to get them heavily charred but not burned.
Remove from grill (I recommend using long handled tongs to keep from losing them into the grill grates) and serve as a side dish with dinner.
The prep time is deceptive - I've included the time needed to bring the grill and the pan up to roasting temperature. Actually hands on time is something under 3 minutes to wash and set the mushrooms into the marinade.
Failures, Free files and Pockets
- Technically this wasn’t a web link that caught my eye; it was one of the things NPR calls a “Driveway Moment” where you are listening to a story on your car radio and you have to sit in your driveway to hear the end of it because it’s so interesting. Anyway you term it, I really enjoyed this feature on Total Failure.
- Here’s a cool resource – Scrapbook & Cards today is a magazine available in Canada. But they let you read all the issues and have access to all the downloads for free, online. EDIT: Pam from Get Silvered has a way better post on all these magazines.
- I don’t wear dresses often, but this sewing tip is a good one. I believe EVERYTHING should have pockets. And if it doesn’t, then just add them!
None of the links in this post are affiliate; they are just items that caught my eye.
A quick trick that doesn’t require a 500-word essay
I’ve reached that age where my doctor is aggressively encouraging me (as in threatening me with lab tests) to take a Calcium supplement.
I’m apparently also at that age where it’s getting harder to take on new habits, in that I failed to remember to take it 3 times in the first 5 days.
Mr. SuzerSpace came up with the trick of putting the bottle in front of the cereal boxes in the cabinet.
MEGA BIG DISCLAIMER TIME: This would be a terrible idea if we had children in the house.
I’m supposed to take it with food, and literally having the bottle in front of me when I go to make my breakfast has given me a 30-day no fail record so far.
A look back at the last month
Here’s what the month of May looked like at SuzerSpace:
- Happy Face Planter – this has held up through a very rainy month and still looks great.
- Mom pin – She did see it on the blog before I gave it to her, but she liked it anyway!
- Happy Day Mini Wreath in spring colors. Thinking of doing a patriotic version for July
- After seeing those “Avocado Hand” injuries on the internet, I wish more people would try my better method for getting the pit out of an avocado.
A Silhouette Print & Cut Project
Mom’s birthday is near Mother’s Day which always presents a challenge – how to make sure she gets double attention instead of cheated out of half the fun.
Since it happens in the Spring, and I’ve been on a paper flower kick for weeks, it’s obvious what her card needed to be this year.
A paper flower pot! Continue reading “Daisy Flower Pot Birthday Card”