Sunday, April 24, 2016

A trip on the light rail

Friday on Earth Day the light rail line from Union Station in downtown Denver to the Denver International Airport opened for travel.  In celebration and orientation all rides were free!!!  Who doesn't love that???  So Kate and I made an adventure of it:  We caught the train at our closest station; rode to the airport; toured the station there and the new fabulous Westin hotel; then rode straight back to Union Station and explored the ice cream shop and the Tattered Cover bookstore.  We had a day of it and lots of fun.

ready to catch the train

arrived at DIA
under on of the peaks

Westin hotel with reflection of terminal peaks
selfie at the hotel
Yes there were crowds!!!

Arrived at Union Station

time for some ice cream

and a good read

On the way home I asked Kate if she thought there would every be a time when we didn't enjoy doing things like this together.  "That would be never"

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Cauliflower "rice"

Cauliflower rice pilaf
mise en place

Cauliflower head
spring onions
olive oil
herbs: parsley and thyme

cut cauliflower into smaller florets

then into the food processor until the size of rice

In a frypan place about 3 Tbs olive oil
Saute the sliced onions until translucent
Then add the "rice and cook about 5 minutes
Add the herbs- I used parsley and thyme
Oh and I threw in some pine nuts for some extra flavor and crunch

Try a purple cauliflower with extra antioxidant: anthocyanin

or some broccoli Romanesco
now these are pretty vegetables!