Dogwood Trees and a Recipe
May. May is the month of Mary. May is the month of true spring blossoms, Holy Communions, Confirmations, Mother's Day and Memorial day. There is so much to celebrate during this transitional month and each year that it rolls around I love it more.
My grandmother (my dad's mom) celebrated her birthday in May and for some reason I think of her, she loved when family visited for her birthday and for Mother's day. Her gardens were teeming with spring bulb blossoms and the air was sweeter while sitting on her porch swing suspended on bouncy springs. We would swing and bounce, swing and bounce.
Dogwoods are my favorite flowering spring tree, I think. I love their airy blooms and the way each flower tilts up to the sky saying hello to the sun. Luckily, I have many of these trees sprinkled throughout my property that were placed by mother nature with the help of breezes.
On Wednesday, I fully recovered from my NYC trip. I confess that I did take one teeny nap and that little nap restored me. I tend to stay awake no matter what because naps ruin a night's sleep for me. Losing seven hours of sleep though did require some dozing.
Have you been eating lots of salads? I sure have! But I'm not sharing a salad recipe. I've got my favorite (only) risotto recipe:
My favorite Risotto recipe:
one container of mushrooms your choice sliced and stir fried in 3 tablespoons of olive oil
1 1/8 cups of arborio rice
4 cups of vegetable broth or chicken broth
2-3 tablespoons of parmesan cheese
after you stir fry your mushrooms, add the rice and half of the broth and boil on medium heat with the lid off, stirring often. When most of the liquid is absorbed then add the rest of the liquid and repeat the process.
when the rice is done add your parm cheese and serve. maybe sprinkle some parsley?? I've also done this with celery or near the end adding some frozen peas. Anything goes!!
Are you looking for more recipes? then head over to Tracey's blog Clover for some new ideas. Maybe share a blog post with a recipe as well.
I wish you all a fun weekend!!