Dave has mastered the art of grilling a burger. He mixes 80/20 organic ground beef with salt, pepper, seasoning salt, and a little water. He heats the grill for a solid 15 minutes to ensure it is at the maximum temperature. The patties are seared about 5 minutes per side. He adds cheese the last few minutes, and lightly toasts the buns. Once removed from the heat, the meat rests at least 5 minutes. The best thing about grilling your own burgers? You can have it YOUR WAY! Mine was served with lettuce, tomato, dill pickle, purple onion, mustard, mayonnaise and ketchup. Oh, and a few sweet potato fries! My other favorite is with pepper jack cheese, grilled Anaheim chili, purple onion and avocado. Dave loves sautéed mushrooms and Swiss cheese on his. How do you like your burgers?
The picture below is one of the hummingbirds who lives in our back yard all year around. He loves the crocosmia, which is just outside of my office window. I caught this shot around dusk, while waiting for Dave to finish grilling our burgers.