I think it’s safe to say that spring has officially arrived in all of its glory! I can see the buds starting to come out on the trees and the daffodils springing up from the now-thawed ground. All of that unused energy I stored away, during those winter months stuck inside, has me running around outdoors cleaning up the yard and garden beds.
Mortifyingly it also led me to tear up our fire pit and surrounding landscape. I think I may be over my head on this one, friends! This project may be more than one girl can handle on her own, so come the weekends I may be commissioning my husband whether he likes it or not, haha! It’s going to be the perfect entertaining area once it’s finished, so I cannot wait… and hopefully, my aching back will be worth it in the end. Before and after pictures to come for sure.
Another great thing about the arrival of spring is pulling out the grill and cooking up delicious meals on it every night – like every night! I’ve missed the pleasure of grilling; both from living in an apartment and the recent winter season that had us pent up indoors.
When you smell that rich smokey scent of a grill as it’s cooking a perfectly seasoned meat or fish item, doesn’t it just bring a sense of happiness and contentment to your heart? Or is that just me? Grilling reminds me of happy moments with family and friends. I think that’s why I love it so much and try to pack in as much grilling as a person can handle!
When I grill, I love to add citrus, especially when I grill fish… and then there’s the obvious addition of herbs that ties the smokey and citrus flavors together so beautifully! This blood orange, thyme, fennel grilled trout has all of those delightful things wrapped up (or should I say tied up, haha) into one delicious meal. And grilled fennel is SO GOOD! It’s been some time since I grilled fennel and I forgot how good it is! I may need to add that to my garden, so I can enjoy it on the grill all summer long!
What’s your favorite thing to grill?
With love from my kitchen to yours,