Here are just a few of my many highlights this week:
- Today my 5-year-old son said, “Mommy, you’re the kissing girl — everyone around you has to kiss you,” and then he did.
- My 7-year old son performed in a school concert a couple nights ago. I could barely see his newly buzzed head and his sweet face behind his music stand, as he so proudly played his recorder. He’d practiced the entire school year for this moment.
- I’ve been running on a trail I love in the Santa Monica Mountains lately. It’s the same trail my brother and I have been hiking on since the 70′s with our parents. It’s lovely.
I love to think about both my kids and my cooking while I run this mountain trail.
And on my most recent run, as I headed home, I was inspired by beautiful bougeanvilla bushes and vines.
Bougeanvilla brings my mind to the Mediterranean and to herbs from that region. I had a Flank Steak sitting in my fridge, and on my run, I realized that it must immediately be marinated in some of these great Mediterranean flavors.
You’ll love this! And it makes for an excellent weekend cooking project! Also, it would be a fantastic part of a Father’s Day dinner! Delicious with Grapefruit-Avocado Salad!