Monday, May 29, 2017

Harissa, Chicken, and the Season's First Corn

A new brand of Harissa, the Moroccan pepper sauce, which I bought at
Whole Foods yesterday. It was hot and tasty as a condiment with dinner.
The first sweet corn of 2017. It grew quite a lot further south than here in
Michigan, where the corn is just getting started. It's almost summer!
Chicken roasted with Moroccan spices and olives: I used Ras al Hanout (a Moroccan spice blend), cumin, coriander,
fresh garlic and ginger root, and olive oil. This is becoming one of my favorite ways to make a roast chicken.
Originally we planned to cook it outdoors -- but rain and thunderstorm warnings deterred us.

More about the season -- our garden is looking very beautiful this week, especially the rhododendron.

At the Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden, the tree peonies have mostly finished blooming, while the garden-variety
peonies are just beginning. It's a stunning and exceptional collection of many types of peonies founded over 90 years ago.
We had a very nice visit yesterday just before the thunderstorms rumbled into town.


Tina said...

We are getting thunderstorms today but we sure need the rain. I like your street view. I lived in Owosso MI for a while in my teen years. Quiet little town.
Great chicken dish you have here, I'll bet it's popular with your family.

Vicki said...

I'll have to see if I can find some of that Harissa. The chicken sounds and looks so good!

Carole said...

It's chicken for us tonight - thanks for getting me thinking. Cheers

Beth F said...

Pretty gardens! Can't wait to see what started blooming when I was out of town.

Claudia said...

I can only find the Harissa spice powder here, but it is good. Your chicken looks fantastic, and makes me want to fix some right away! Lovely garden.