Feb 16, 2017

Step by Step Home Cured Gravlax (Salmon)

It’s month two of the Food in Jars Canning Challenge–and I’m still psyched.  This time I’ve made Home Cured Gravlax (Salmon).   If you’re not familiar with gravlax, it is (per Wikipedia) “a Nordic dish consisting of raw salmon, cured in salt, sugar, and dill. Gravlax is usually served as an appetizer, sliced thinly and accompanied by … a dill and mustard … Continue reading

Jan 18, 2017

Thai Shrimp Soup (with Extra Carrots–shh)

Christmas Eve seems like ages ago.  The festive evening, along with the rest of the holiday season, is so special—yet flies by in a flash.  But everything is still fresh in my mind.  As is this Thai Shrimp Soup, the most popular dish of the night.  It has taken me far too long to share it with you …    

Cashew Crusted Mahi Mahi

Nov 6, 2016

Cashew Crusted Mahi Mahi

Isn’t it great to rediscover old friends?  Even old food friends?  Like this Cashew Crusted Mahi Mahi…  When my kids were young and I lived the corporate life, this dish was a favorite.  I had a source of premium mahi mahi (frozen in individual serving sizes) and an afterschool nanny who would make this dish, adapted from Adelphia Seafood.  Preparation … Continue reading

Salmon Mousse on Cucumber Slices, served

Sep 22, 2016

Salmon Mousse on Cucumber Slices

Tasty and cute. Easy.  Healthy even. Can’t beat that in an appetizer.  Like this Salmon Mousse on Cucumber Slices.   Omega-3 fats, like those found in oily fish like tuna and salmon, are all over the news today.  Consume twice weekly and your heart, joints, you-name-it, will thank you.  

Jun 20, 2016

Lemon Balm Pesto with Shrimp

I grew a new herb on a whim last year—lemon balm. Lemons had been scarce in our area and virtually absent in organic form, which is always my first choice. I had even needed to make my Lemon Ginger Honey Tea with lime. Yes, it was a tough year for lemon lovers.  But what if I could produce a nice … Continue reading

Miso Glazed Salmon and Snow Peas

Apr 10, 2016

Miso Glazed Salmon and Snow Peas

A freezer full of salmon.  A big jar of miso.  Life is good. So I guess it was inevitable that they would one day come together–as Miso Glazed Salmon and Snow Peas.  Recently, I discovered a recipe for one pan roasted roots & sausage–and a light bulb went on.  I should make more one dish meals!  So the salmon and … Continue reading

Thai Fish Cakes

Mar 20, 2016

Thai Fish Cakes

I just rediscovered a long lost recipe.  It’s almost as much fun as meeting an old friend!  Back in my Corporate Mom days, this recipe for Thai Fish Cakes was a staple. It comes together quickly into a mild but tasty entree that pleases both kids and adults.  Add a slightly exotic sauce (with only four ingredients) and you have … Continue reading

Cracker with Salmon Spread Appetizer

May 3, 2015

Salmon Spread Appetizer

Years of food blogging can start to becomd a challenge—you eventually use up all of your tried-and-true recipes. But somehow my recipe for this delicious and easy salmon spread appetizer escaped. I have made and shared it many times over the years, so it’s about time I shared it here!  Appetizers are often the bad boys of healthy eating but … Continue reading

Oysters Rockefeller, Served

Apr 26, 2015

You Can Make Oysters Rockefeller at Home

Ever have a recipe that’s been on your “try” list… absolutely forever? I hate to admit it, but waaaay back in 2011 (when interviewed for winning a recipe contest), I pledged to master Oysters Rockefeller.       Ahem. Fast forward four years.   

Mar 8, 2015

Broiled Salmon with Fruit Salsa

I have a long list of food resolutions–and it’s not even New Year’s. At the top of my list is to eat more Omega-3–especially from healthy fish. Yesterday it was Broiled Salmon with Fruit Salsa.  My sister was part of my inspiration.  She is a serious athlete, doing triathlons and an occasional cross country ski race (i.e. the Birkebeiner)–and has … Continue reading