Summer Cooking in Your Reno Apartments

summertime fun in Reno

What are your goals this summer? Is one of them to eat a little healthier? If so, make use of your kitchen in your Reno apartments to change up your routine. Consider heading to your local farmer’s market, whether you do so alone or with friends and family, to stock up on some much-needed, fresh groceries. The great thing about the turn of the seasons is that there are so many new fruits and vegetables available for you to enjoy.

Here’s a list of some vegetables in season this summer: radishes, cucumber, beets, bell peppers, carrots, zucchini, garlic, corn, and rhubarb.

And here’s a list of fruits in season this summer: apricots, plums, cherries, blackberries, nectarines, strawberries, peaches, tomatoes, passion fruit, melon, lemon, and limes.

Here’s a terrific recipe you can use to cook grilled flank steak with summer relish:
Ingredients
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 beef flank steak (1-1/2 pounds)

Relish
4 large ears sweet corn, husks removed
4 green onions
2 medium tomatoes
1 poblano pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and cubed
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions
Mix garlic, salt, rosemary, and oil; rub over both sides of steak. Let stand at least 30 minutes. Meanwhile, brush corn, onions, tomatoes, and poblano with 1 tablespoon oil. Grill, covered, over medium-high heat 5-10 minutes or until vegetables are charred and tender, turning occasionally.
Grill steak, covered, over medium heat 5-8 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well, 145°). Let stand for 5 minutes.
When corn is cool enough to handle, cut kernels from cobs; place in a large bowl. Remove skin and seeds from tomatoes and poblano. Chop onions, tomatoes, and poblano; add to bowl. Gently stir in avocado, vinegar, salt, and remaining oil. Thinly slice steak across the grain. Serve with relish.

This summer, be sure use of your local farmer’s market so you can stock up on the freshest, healthiest produce there is. In addition, look at this site if you need ideas for inspiration when it comes to coming up with recipes for your delicious produce. So now that’s TWO summer activities you can enjoy near your apartments in Reno you can visit a local farmer’s market and you can attempt a new healthy recipe from home. What will you do to make the most out of this summer?

Find Love Near Your Reno Apartments This February

The great thing about having close friendships and relationships is that they tend to add tremendous meaning to our lives. Are you single and tired of cooking for one? The great thing about living in your apartments in Reno is that there are lots of places you can go to around you where you can meet that special someone.

It’s common knowledge that the more conventional ways of meeting people are at work (even though it’s “frowned-upon”), university, the gym, and through mutual friends. But if you’ve already tried all these avenues and you still haven’t met someone don’t give up hope. There is a chance to meet someone at any of these given places near your apartments in Reno:

  • Try hanging out a coffee shop more regularly to meet your fellow neighbors. This is a healthier approach than trying to meet someone at a bar. Just go there regularly to do work or establish a writing routine and you may find yourself with a crush!
  • Sign up for a class at a gym that is notorious for having members of the opposite sex. So if you’re a single woman, for instance, try signing up for a boxing class….If you’re a guy, try signing up for yoga…don’t think of it as being sneaky or anything, but simply capitalizing on Reno’s resources for you to find the love of your life.
  • Join MeetUp, where lots of singles sign-up to meet locals in their area to bond over common interests.

Even if you (or your “friend”) has been single for a long time, don’t give up hope. If you make an effort, you may find someone in Reno by the holidays.