On a day filled with rain and thunderstorms, I think there is no nicer place to be than inside your favorite bike shop. Friendly conversation, camaraderie, beautiful machines …
Finally got in to pick up my road bike, which had been in the shop having a front derailleur-ectomy – or transplant, actually. A few weeks ago while out riding, I managed to have the perfect storm of mechanical failure. (Please forgive me here, if I don’t use proper bike lingo/terminology – I don’t know this stuff). I was down-shifting, and my shifter cable broke … which caused my chain to make a sloppy transition, splaying one of the links … which, in turn, caught on the front derailleur and totally bent it out of shape. Charles, my most-awesome bike guy/mechanic, tried valiantly to repair it – but in the end, it needed to be replaced.
So today’s ride was a quick spin on my newly repaired-and-good-as-new bike … basically up the road and back. Oh well. Ross and I had talked about trying to take an evening ride, but thunderstorms and winds are rolling through and I don’t think it’s going to happen.
Since there are no nice riding pics today – you shall get some peas. LOL. And an easy(-peasy) summer recipe.
Right now, the garden is full of lettuce and peas. Late yesterday I finally crossed the pea-picking off of my to-do list, and came in with several bowls of sweet green peas along with a few bags full of lettuce. Tonight’s #projectdinner was a very easy Japanese Mame Gohen (rice with green peas), some roasted mixed mushrooms, and ginger-dressed garden lettuce. Light, perfect for summer … and basically no effort; throw it in a pot/rice cooker and let it take care of itself.
Mame Gohan — Cooked Rice with Green Peas
- 1 C Sushi rice
- 1-1/2 C green peas, shelled
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 Tbs sake
- 1/2 tsp Katsuodashi – or 4-5cm piece of Konbu (dried sea kelp)
- 1-1/2 C water
Rinse the rice and place into a rice cooker. Add sake, salt, water and Katsuodashi (or Konbu). Place peas on top – don’t mix. Turn on the rice cooker, and when finished, turn into a bowl and toss the peas with the rice. Serves 4 as a side dish.