Your daily entertainment update with a recipe for Peach, Arugula and Goat Cheese Salad, tonight's 2011 NBA playoff schedule and a review of James Blunt's latest album.
Dinner idea: Peach, Arugugla and Goat Cheese Salad
4 peaches, pitted and cut in half (optional: grill them skin-side up for 7 minutes and let cool)?
1 teaspoon lemon juice?
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
?5 tablespoons olive oil?
10 cups baby arugula, washed and dried?
6- to 8-ounce log favorite goat cheese, crumbled
Whisk together the lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, olive oil for the dressing. Add salt and pepper to taste and whisk again. Slice the peaches into thick slices. Transfer to bottom of salad bowl. Add arugula. Drizzle in half the dressing and toss gently so that the peaches do not break. Sprinkle in the goat cheese. Toss gently once more before serving. Add remaining dressing individually to taste. Makes 4 servings, easily doubled.
On TV: NBA Playoff games
Visit ESPN.go.com to view the full NBA playoffs schedule. Here’s what tonight’s competition looks like:
Atlanta vs. Orlando on ESPN at 7 p.m. EDT/ 6 p.m. CDT
Portland vs. Dallas on ESPN at 9:30 p.m. EDT/ 8:30 p.m. CDT
Now hear this: “Some Kind of Trouble” by James Blunt
James Blunt is back, and he’s rocking this time. That may surprise some fans, since the 36-year-old former British Army captain has sold more than 19 million records largely by virtue of his fragile songs of heartbreak. But Blunt’s third album, “Some Kind of Trouble,” is something more upbeat and up-tempo. Simple changes, like switching from an acoustic guitar to an electric, was all Blunt needed to up the ante. -- Jay N. Miller/ GHNS
* Reminder, today is Record Store Day, when early-release, limited-edition and one-day albums are sold at record stores nationwide.
-- GateHouse News Service