Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

Beautiful Moth
For the most part, moths are nocturnal. They fly and feed at night. You’ll often see moths with their wings draped down their backs or spread out to the side.

Beautiful Moth

For the most part, moths are nocturnal. They fly and feed at night. You’ll often see moths with their wings draped down their backs or spread out to the side.

Risotto Stuffed Mushrooms
Risotto stuffed in mushroom caps makes a perfect finger food appetizer.
Ingredients:


32 large white or cremini mushrooms, washed and drained
6 oz. oyster or shiitake mushrooms, finely chopped
2 Tbs. olive oil
½ small onion, finely chopped (½ cup)
1 clove garlic, minced (1 tsp.)
¼ tsp. dried thyme
¾ cup Arborio rice
2 Tbs. dry white wine
2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
½ cup chopped fresh parsley
Directions:



1. Stem white mushrooms, and set caps upside down on baking sheet. Set aside. Chop stems, and add to chopped oyster mushrooms. (You should have about 2 cups total.)
2. Heat oil in medium skillet over medium heat. Add onion, and sauté 2 to 3 minutes, or until translucent. Add chopped mushrooms, and cook 15 to 
20 minutes, or until browned. Stir in garlic and thyme; add rice, and cook 2 to 3 minutes, or until rice turns opaque. Add wine; simmer 2 minutes, or until most liquid has evaporated. Add broth, season with salt, and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 18 to 20 minutes, or until most liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat, and stir in parsley. Cool.
3. Preheat oven to 400°F. Fill each mushroom cap with 1 heaping Tbs. rice mixture. (A small cookie scoop works well.) Bake 20 minutes, or until mushrooms are tender and rice begins to crisp on top.

Risotto Stuffed Mushrooms

Risotto stuffed in mushroom caps makes a perfect finger food appetizer.

Ingredients:

  • 32 large white or cremini mushrooms, washed and drained
  • 6 oz. oyster or shiitake mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • ½ small onion, finely chopped (½ cup)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (1 tsp.)
  • ¼ tsp. dried thyme
  • ¾ cup Arborio rice
  • 2 Tbs. dry white wine
  • 2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • ½ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • Directions:

1. Stem white mushrooms, and set caps upside down on baking sheet. Set aside. Chop stems, and add to chopped oyster mushrooms. (You should have about 2 cups total.)

2. Heat oil in medium skillet over medium heat. Add onion, and sauté 2 to 3 minutes, or until translucent. Add chopped mushrooms, and cook 15 to 
20 minutes, or until browned. Stir in garlic and thyme; add rice, and cook 2 to 3 minutes, or until rice turns opaque. Add wine; simmer 2 minutes, or until most liquid has evaporated. Add broth, season with salt, and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 18 to 20 minutes, or until most liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat, and stir in parsley. Cool.

3. Preheat oven to 400°F. Fill each mushroom cap with 1 heaping Tbs. rice mixture. (A small cookie scoop works well.) Bake 20 minutes, or until mushrooms are tender and rice begins to crisp on top.

Pretty St. Lucia
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Pretty St. Lucia

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Love is to the heart what the summer is to a farmer’s year - it brings to harvest all the loveliest flowers of the soul. 
                                         ~Unknown

Love is to the heart what the summer is to a farmer’s year - it brings to harvest all the loveliest flowers of the soul.

                                         ~Unknown

Young Fox
by Denis Dumoulin via furkl

Young Fox

by Denis Dumoulin via furkl

Anti-Inflammatory Foods
Most diseases involve inflammatory processes; many people feel better when on an anti-inflammatory diet.

Anti-Inflammatory Foods

Most diseases involve inflammatory processes; many people feel better when on an anti-inflammatory diet.

Anthocharis cardamines
via Pinterest

Anthocharis cardamines

via Pinterest

"Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heat will consume you too."
           ~ Will Smith

"Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heat will consume you too."

           ~ Will Smith

Need a workout? Try gardening

Need a workout? Try gardening