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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Full Moon A Coming

"Nothing that is can pause or stay; The moon will wax the moon will wane...Tomorrow be today."
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

View From the Top of the Hill (click on picture for larger view)

The moon is 99% full.  I love an evening with a full moon, it will shine on this patio right when it rises. 

I think it is  time for a springtime moonlight dinner on the Mexican patio.  Cilantro is growing in my garden, the Mexican Oregano I planted six years ago is always ready to pick.  Time to fire up the grill, make some salsa, and play Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata.  Sounds like a plan.

Grilled Chicken Breasts.  

4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh Mexican oregano

2 garlic cloves, pressed

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

coarse sea salt and fresh ground black pepper

1 teaspoon finely grated lemon peel

2 Chicken Breasts
Mix together and add Chicken Breasts (skin on and bone in).  Marinate 1 to 2 hours.  No more or the lemon will "cook" the chicken!  Grill over hot coals.  Shred and serve with hot corn tortillas and some homemade salsa.  Add sprigs of fresh Cilantro, some sliced Avocado and you have the best chicken taco this side of Mexico!


According to The Farmer's Almanac this month's moon is a Full Pink Moon.  This site has such interesting information.


  1. Sounds tasty, what time's dinner? :P It's funny, I knew about Wolf Moons, Blue Moons and Harvest Moons, but didn't realize there were so many others.

  2. Ole' ... love the full moon and this sounds wonderful!

  3. Oh Yum!

    I love a full moon too. It is always so beautiful.

    Wish I could have joined you for dinner!

  4. Delicious dinner, beautiful music, it all sounds so perfect, well timing with the moon. I like coriander and spicy mexican food. Also love the mariachi music.
    Full moon makes everything look magic outside.


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