Apr 30, 2013

Solace and Salad

Greek Salad

It was a challenge to stay buoyant today. A number of things, beyond my control, are piling high right now, even causing some grief. I choose to lean on, rely on, and trust in God. It gives Him the God-portunity to act on my behalf without my interference, as I'm sure He appreciates. {{GRIN}}

I found solace in this Scripture shared by Kay Arthur on Facebook today...

Proverbs 3:24 (NKJV)
   When you lie down, you will not be afraid;
   Yes, you will lie down and your sleep will be sweet.

I also did something good for me today. I created a beautiful Authentic Greek Salad with Dressing, inspired by The Social Chef. I did add some Spring Mix salad greens to the dish. Not pictured are the Kalamata olives that I forgot to add until after the photograph. This salad is delicious and definitely worth your checking out.

It's all Greek to me...

Apr 29, 2013

El Gallo Giro - Kuna, Idaho

InstagramDining options in Idaho are puny compared to my old stomping ground of SoCal. Then again, the population of Los Angeles exceeds that of the entire state of Idaho! Yes, California may have its superabundance, but Idaho boasts its scattered gems.

The Treasure Valley, an area that spans from Vale, Oregon to Boise, Idaho, has treasure that often requires some digging. For example, my first experiences with sushi in Idaho were lackluster. I wondered, more than once, if I had mistakenly grabbed the plastic sushi display. Yet through hopeful perseverance, I was finally rewarded with Sakana in Merdian! [Click HERE to visit that post.]

InstagramMexican food proved to be just as elusive. We had visited some tasty fast food joints, but nothing remarkable. Then El Gallo Giro was praised in Boise Weekly. I added it to my iPhone. Word-of-mouth confirmed the writeup. So, we trekked down the mountain and headed for the farming community of Kuna.

The interior of El Gallo Giro is charmingly cozy. The wait staff made us feel like they had been missing us. My husband and I shared the Fajita Combination Plate, consisting of chicken, beef, and shrimp. It arrived at our table piping hot — even the steam was beautiful! The warmed tortilla's were wrapped in foil on a plate that featured handmade guacamole along with other toppings. The crescendo was the Molten Chocolate! We both nodded our approval!

InstagramI captured this trilogy on Instagram. My husband, Barry, kept eating the props. He nobly agreed to cooperate with my photo shoot. I assured him that it would move quickly and the photography was indeed a snap! However, the formatting became a distraction — mostly with the aromatic main course.

When I joined the living, I looked up to see Barry's strained patience and pleading eyes. I had forgotten to release him to his feast. I started laughing. He laughed just long enough to grab his fork. The rest is his-story!