Wednesday, May 25, 2011


When Thatdog and I went for our run this morning, I knew we were in for a hot one. Usually our runs are earlier enough that it's still cool, but by the end of the run today "cool" is not the word I'd use. The sun was already out and beating down.

And it got warmer throughout the day. Given that Monday it was raining, this change of weather was welcome. Except of course today was the day I was wandering all over downtown in a black skirt suit. Good thing that for some reason my office is usually -7 degrees. It's where all my coworkers come to cool down.

The sun was shining, I actually spent part of the day outside (even if it was a very small portion of the day), and even though I left work work a lot later than yesterday's 6:00, it wasn't dark yet. This, my friends, must be the beginning of summer.

And for most everybody, summer means grill time. Especially this coming weekend with Memorial Day barbecues in backyards nationwide. Hotdogs and hamburgers, but you can also elevate your feast with something a little less traditional - lamb! Lamb is one of my favorite grill specialties. I love a nice butterflied leg of lamb. If you're not a fan of butterflying your own meat, this is something that most butchers will do for you.

Grilled Lamb
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 tsp rosemary
salt and pepper
2 lb leg of lamb, butterflied
  1. Combine olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic and rosemary in a bowl. Rub all over lamb. Cover and let stand for 2-3 hours.
  2. Preheat grill and grill lamb on 15 minutes per side.
  3. Slice across the grain.


  1. Yeah, I think summer is finally almost here! Still not quite, but I did feel that warmth today. :-)

  2. Somehow, it seems to stay light out longer on this coast. Or maybe it's just my imagination!

  3. The lamb sounds scrumptious. It is my favorite meat. We have light till about 8 here. It really is nice. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  4. This is a beautifully grilled lamb. If only mor epeople could appreciates the virtues of lamb. Delicious!

    Have a great weekend. Make sure you have a cocktail in hand. :-)


  5. Grilled lamb - perfect. I've had a hard time finding it these past few months. Summer - coming next week. We seem to have skipped spring.

  6. Your picture is gorgeous! I am not even a huge lamb fan but, I want this and your yummy salad in the background.

  7. I am not a lamb fan but I would definitely try this out for my hubby. Nice photo.

  8. Lamb is my very favorite thing to grill. this looks great. hope you're staying COOL!

  9. That is the best looking lamb I have seen in a very long while! TRIPLE YUM!
    I could see the flavour was rich from the crust immediately. SUMMER, oh SUMMER. Finally! YUM!