While it would be lovely if posts like this appeared out of whole cloth on the day needed, unfortunately I have to work ahead. Cook ahead. Shop ahead. Think ahead. Write ahead. However you want to look at it; I rarely think of it as work–maybe you’d like to know that. I happened to make this meal on a day when the wind whipped up like “The Wizard of Oz” and the hail beat down on our house, deck, cars, and garden with a vengeance typically saved for sledge hammering a wall you need to come down. The fury and noise were enough to send the dogs and me scurrying down into the basement leaving flowers and pots and cars outdoors without further thought. Dave, just home from a trip to Lincoln, Nebraska, blithely stayed upstairs.
Miss Gab’s been sick —we think an awful reaction to her Leptospirosis vaccine–but we’re still unsure. She’s getting MUCH better, but the deck full of hail and leaves was a shock to us all–Miss Gab included. Within an hour, however, the sun came out, Dave grilled the tuna for the meal on the gas grill, and we ate on the deck! Continue reading “Grilled Tuna with Rice Salad and Shared Spicy+Garlicky Vinaigrette for Memorial Day”