Monthly Archives: May 2012

Ricotta and Spinach Salmon

The other night I found salmon in my freezer and I wanted to use it for dinner last night. I had a big tub of ricotta and looked up some recipes find this one. My kitchen fought against me. The salmon was still frozen in the middle and didn’t finish cooking through, I undercooked the  artichoke, and my smoke alarm went on/off for 20 minutes because the oil on the baking sheet was burning in the oven. We ended up finishing the salmon in my toaster oven and it ended up being delicious! Also, I need to learn how to debone salmon as picking out bones while eating is not my favorite thing to do.

Yum

Ingredients:

  • 1 (2-pound)   salmon fillet
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup packed baby spinach, divided
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Chopped dill

Heat your oven to 450 degrees. Flay the salmon in half, and lay the gray side down. Mix the ricotta and feta in a bowl together and season with salt and pepper.

Looks almost like ice cream…

Spread the mustard across the filet and sprinkle spinach on it. Spread the cheese mixture across the bottom half of the salmon and fold the top over it.

Hope yours looks prettier than mine.

Sprinkle dill on top. Drizzle with oil, season with salt and pepper, and place on a greased pan. Roast for about 20 minutes, when it’s about cooked through, then take it out and sit for 5 minutes. Et voila! Spinach and Ricotta Salmon.

 

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Weekend Review

This past weekend Dan and I went down to LA to visit his parents, watch the Sounders match and celebrate his birthday. We flew Virgin America down to LAX in their Main Cabin Select which offered extra feet room and food and drink! On Saturday we went up to Koreatown Galleria and got food for Sunday’s BBQ and had lunch at Road to Seoul. Saturday night we watched the Sounders tie Chivas USA. Sunday morning we went to the Kozy Cafe on Redondo Beach and spent the day BBQing and hanging out. We went to Santa Monica on Monday before heading to the airport where we shopped a bit, had lunch at La Sandia and walked around the Promenade. The weather was gorgeous all weekend and the temperature stayed in the 70s, it made me understand why everyone moves there!

Drinks and eats

Cupcakes from Cake House

Dan’s birthday cake

Lunch trio

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Weekend Review

It was another gorgeous weekend in Seattle. The sun was out and the heat finally came. I spent most of the weekend on a bike and eating around Seattle. Friday night I went to Black Bottle to say good-bye to a friend who’s moving to Paris, then Dan and I grabbed dinner at Satay in Wallingford. The food at Black Bottle looked really good (I just stuck to my cocktail), though I did nibble on some flat bread which was delicious. I’ve never had Malaysian before which is why we stopped by Satay. I got chicken satay and Dan got a curry dish, it reminded me of a mix between Thai and Indian food. On Saturday we biked around Fremont and Ballard, stopping at our favorite Indian restaurant – Qazis, then going through the Ballard locks, my first time ever! We met up with friends who are back in town from Chicago that night and watched the Sounders lose their first match in awhile. Sunday we went on a 42-mile bike ride to Red Hook Brewery and back. I love sunny, Seattle weekends.

Starting the weekend out with a Rising Sunrita

Flowers in the Locks

Watching the water lower to sea level…

Hiram M. Chittenden Locks Visitor Center

Watching the water rise….

Much deserved beer sampler from Red Hook

Forecasters

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Friday Treat

Happy Friday! Here is your Friday Treat:

Best candy bar in the world – Crunchie.

Above is a photo of my favoritist (ok, one of two) candy bar in the world – Crunchie. When I was living in Europe I’d eat it all the time. Every time I go to Europe I always stock up, and I forgot that they sell it in Canada as well! Also delicious? Cadbury Mini Eggs. Dan and I would buy bags of them around Easter time, only  to have the bags be finished in less than 48 hours… I’m sorry this is one Friday Treat that you can’t enjoy with me!

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Weekend Review

This weekend I traveled to the Great White North, also known as – Canada. A few girl friends and I went up to our friend’s house in Whistler and enjoyed a quiet weekend away with hot tubs, hikes and shopping. We had breakfast both days at my favorite place – Crepe Montagne, and made burritos to celebrate Cinco de Mayo Saturday night. We got back to Seattle in the late afternoon on Sunday, which gave Dan and I time to bike down to the Fremont mobile food rodeo (it was his second time through). Although the lines were long, I got to try a few new things, but sadly a lot of places were out of food by the time I arrived. It was the perfect weekend after a stressful week.

Also – When spending time in the wilderness with me, don’t say “snake”. I will promptly shove whoever is nearest (sorry, Kerry!!) towards said thing and run screaming.

Lost Lake, Whistler, BC

Nutella Crepe

Eggs Over Hard

Flatbread Taco from Off the Rez food truck

Coconut Chicken Sandwich from Charlie’s Buns N Stuff

Homemade Tzatziki

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Pinterest

Shameless plug. I, along with 23049782394871234 people (not an exact number), have Pinterest. I am also trying to connect to more people, so what better way to do that, than sharing my Pinterest link with all my lovely readers? You can get a feel for my love of travel, food I would love to make, and slight obsession with everything Christmas. You can follow me here.

Thanks, friends!

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Pizza for breakfast

Sometimes being an adult sucks – waking up early, no summer breaks, paying bills, waking up early… But sometimes being an adult and making your own decision rocks. Like deciding what you’re going to eat for breakfast. Case in point – we got pizza from Zeek’s last night and I decided to have a slice for breakfast this morning. Pretty sure my mom wouldn’t of let that fly when I was 10 years old.

Zeek's Pizza

Breakfast of Champions

Zeek's Pizza

Mmmmm

Zeek's Pizza

All done!

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