Thursday, May 12, 2011
I do a nearly continuous search for new tuna recipes. It's one of my absolute favorite dinners! So low cal, filling and tasty!
If it wasn't so expensive I would have it way more often than I do. I was a little bit leary about this recipe...tarragon vinegar? Never even heard of it! But I decided to try it. So began the search for tarragon vinegar. It turned up in my local grocery store, so apparently it's not that rare! I did an overnight marinade and I have to say that this recipe was much more mellow than expected. I liked it and will have it again (after all, I now have a whole bottle of tarragon vinegar!). Was it supercalifragilistic? maybe not, but it's a good recipe to have in the rotation. Here it is:
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
2 tablespoons tarragon vinegar
1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 1/2 pounds fresh tuna steaks
In a medium bowl, whisk together olive oil, garlic, tarragon vinegar, dried tarragon and pepper.
Place tuna steaks into the mixture. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator at least 4 hours.
Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil grate.
Grill tuna steaks 8 to 10 minutes per side, until the tuna flakes easily and is opaque in the center.
Monday, April 25, 2011
I am sure you all were waiting anxiously for the promised picture from my winners dog blog....
So here it is! Winner's Dog, Moses Lake WA (judge: Mrs. Cartwright) I was having a bad hair day, but luckily Eliot was not!
Monday, April 18, 2011
Iíve been showing dogs for about 5 years. Itís been a wonderful hobby where I get to travel and bond with them. Iíve learned so much about grooming and training and showing, itís kind of fun to think back Ö..I started off with Australian shepherds. My first aussie was maybe not the best show dog for conformation, in fact he didnít win a thing Ė but I learned alot from himÖ. So he got snip snipped, moved to performance events like rally and obedience, and excelled because heís a smarty pants!
My second aussie, is a nice looking dogÖbut still not a big winner in the ring. (snip!) but still, I learned moreÖ Heís currently in training to start rally. I have a feeling he may strain my limited dog training skills! Lol!
I then decided to get a Springer Spaniel. Iíve always loved them but still did my research, asked all the right questions, found a wonderful breeder, and along came Eliot.
Now for all of you who donít speak dog show-eseÖhereís a simplified primerÖthe way it works is all male dogs (called dogs) and all female dogs (called bitches) first compete separately within their breeds to see which male is the best of the males and which female is the best of the females. (there are other things that come into play like age group and, in some breeds color, but that would just make it more confusingÖ) They are judged on how they compare to the breed standard. Then finally, the best female, the best male and all special champions for the breed, go into the ring for Best of Breed which is the best over all out of both sexes. Everyone thoroughly confused yet?!
Well as you may have guessed from the title of this blogÖEliot, in his first ďofficialĒ AKC show, was Winners Dog!! Best of the male dogs!
I was so happy I almost got teary eyed in the ring! Not that he cared, he just knew that somehow he had made me very happy and enjoyed the hugs and kisses!
Needless to say, it was a great day. When I get my winners picture I will definitely share!
Wednesday, March 09, 2011
Arrrrgggg! A pox on ye! hmmph. I have all the best intentions and then I hear the callÖ...and darned if my car doesnít turn right into that drive through!! Bad car! I really really would like to blame the person that invented French fries, or possibly the evil spirit possessing my carÖ but, yes, I know its my own fault.
Iím having such a hard time sticking to my plans! So now Iím basically starting over. I went back and read some articles on how to stay motivated, did a collage to hang in my car, (I had one on my fridge) and I found an inspirational quote which is posted on my computer at work,
ďIt is never to late to be what you might have been.Ē Ė George Elliot
Iím hunting for a used exercise bike, and hopefully it will stop snowing and raining soon so I will want to go outside and play! I just need to get a handle on the food! Iím so tired of disappointing myself! Okay, so Ė positive thoughts - I will stick to it!! I can do it! I will take control of my life! Go Me! Thanks for listening sparkers!
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