Posts Tagged ‘red’


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amazing poppy

just a flower amidst some weeds in the sunnyside neighborhood

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this red rose is about 7 inches across in bloom and it is from a bush we saved in the back yard of our 1897 victorian house, for sure on old variety and its scent is unbelievably intoxicating, heady, perfumy, hard to find these days in the hybrid rose world

my roses and peonies from our local store

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Red Rice Salad

Yes I am actually submitting a recipe on my House Blog!  Renovation has finally ended, for now and I do love to cook, especially healthy lunches, dinners, desserts etc!

healthy lunch!

Here is Visnja’s (that’s me) Red Rice and Vegetables Lunch Salad

1 Cup Red Bhutanese Red Rice (available at New Seasons)

I whole eggplant, sliced into 1/2 inch rounds

4 small zucchini, split lengthwise

1 cup quartered white or brown mushrooms

1 sliced shallot

1/2 fresh jalapeno pepper, diced

1/2 red bell pepper, diced

Handful of parsley

1 tbsp mint

1/4 cup olive oil

1 tbsp cider vinegar




Cook the red rice, 1 cup in 1.5 cups water.  Roast eggplant and zucchini in convection oven for 20 minutes on 375.  Saute mushrooms with the shallot over medium heat, in a stainless steel pan with olive oil until browned.  Chop the parsley and the mint.  Dice eggplant and slice the zucchini into 1/2 inch pieces.  Toss everything together and add olive oil, vinegar and salt and pepper.

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