Keeping Social

Last night Horton’s Travels, Imperfect Destiny, The Scenic Route, Tales from the Mutiny and Learning Banks gathered for happy hour with some other RVers that aren’t on Instagram.

Dinner Last Night:
Pesto Buckwheat Risotto with English Peas. The original recipe called for asparagus, but since there wasn’t any organic asparagus at the market, I substituted it with some really beautiful english peas.

The recipe also calls for 1 courgette, an ingredient I wasn’t familiar with. A quick google told me that it’s another name for zucchini. The recipe also calls for rocket, a first for me. Apparently rocket is another name for arugula. Not my favorite green, so I bought a spinach arugula mix to tone down the peppery flavor.

All that to say, dinner was easy and delicious.

2015 Cost of Camping:
$110.00 thru 2/28
29 night paid camping
29 nights free camping
58 days this year
Total spent: $470
Daily average cost: $8.10

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8 Comments

  • Reply Kate February 24, 2015 at 10:09 am

    Must be a British recipe. Took me a while to stop saying Courgette & Rocket. And Aubergine, swede and coriander (for cilantro!)

    • Reply Leigh February 25, 2015 at 10:10 am

      I never knew! Now I do. Good thing we have international friends. 😉

  • Reply Lynn~TalesFrom the Mutiny February 24, 2015 at 11:12 am

    Good Times!!

    • Reply Taylor @ The Learning Banks February 24, 2015 at 6:18 pm

      Had a great time and super awesome meeting everybody! Thanks for inviting us over, Lynn… and awesome meeting you guys, Leigh!

  • Reply Kerri February 24, 2015 at 11:30 am

    Got to meet Lynn and Clark over at Gilbert Ray — fun people! They “renamed” arugula to “rocket” in the fifties (atomic era) to try to generate more interest in it. Silly marketers.

    • Reply Leigh February 24, 2015 at 1:35 pm

      Great factoid!

  • Reply pnwdutchgrl February 25, 2015 at 4:48 am

    I’m still not used to calling courgette a zucchini. Whoever came up with the idea to give veggies a different name and why is beyond me. So yes we call the courgettes in Europe.:-) And than there is the confusion about peppers who aren’t peppers but are paprikas. What they call bell peppers over here in the US of A we in Europe call the red or geen or orange paprikas.:-) peppers are peppers and hot.:-)
    Some say that arugula and rocket are the same, I disagree. I grew rocket while living in France and it was definitely different from the arugula we get here. Especially the young spring rocket is soft and yummy and the more you pick the more will grow. Interesting cultural differences.:-) Give my love to Curtis, sending him lots of virtual cuddles, squeekies, and unlimited yummy raw bones!

    • Reply Leigh February 25, 2015 at 10:10 am

      That IS interesting! Curtie sends his love back! 🙂

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