Thursday, April 6, 2017

Deliciousness~














My newest fave dish..

apart from my umpteenth newest fave no fry General Tao..and sauce..and Jacques'..new Korean Beef recipes. this is my hands down favorite here..

that sunny Sunday..we just had?Remember?

I made this..keeper..rrrr..

I do have some tips though to actually make it more delicious.

Never use   bottled roasted red peppers..(if you can)..
This late summer..coming up..(let's not rush it along..)..get a bushel of fresh red peps and roast them on your BBQ..  skin  them and macerate in basil..evoo and your home grown garlic;)
Then bag and freeze..

you will have so many bags of delicious roasted red peppers that don't taste like brine..

So yes..I used ours..and in the vinaigrette..I added the juice that's in the bag..so the vinaigrette tastes like all that goodness too♥

We baked our salmon at 350..for 25 mins..and I did not have escarole so used baby spinach..I didn't even miss the escarole..in fact I don't even remember what that tastes like ..no fresh dill either..but I used  dried..not at all as pungent..but worked..
I love this!
We ate the whole thing.Serve w/ additional wedges of lemon..I like lemon;)

Here it is..but if you don't love it..it's the peppers fault.

Next time..I'll make sure my asparagus are cut and placed prettily..I just got too hungry..I take 5 pics quick max and then we eat..and that's if it's room temp..warm..2 pics.
And I'll make sure the salmon plating spatula is facing upward..hmm..maybe she should be swimming downward:)

This is great!

PS..if you cannot wait till late summer..just roast in the oven now..but bag and evoo and basil and garlic them:)

About 18 yrs ago we had salmon at a friend's home..she had bought knives like these on Ebay w/ the forks for fish..I was able to find some in such a pretty vintage case..

still like them..♥all these 18 yrs later;)

Monday and Tuesday we had glorious sun..the trees are reaching to the sky..the buds wanting to go forth and pop in a few weeks..
The indoor plants are happy happy..makes for nice indoor color.

So I think I figured out a way to make that cookie stamp  dough I love so much..work for all of you..use a Food Processor.

As soon as it comes together.  when you are adding the last of the dry ings..Stop.
You may need less than the recipe states..just stop..and follow suit for the rest.

This recipe:)

It's still my fave..  it's the brown sugar and lemon zest..:)  and almond flour.

And I have to show you how Susan's turned out..perfection!

Go have a look:)




I wish you all a nice weekend..

and may you always have  some cupcake people in your lives♥

In any way shape or form.


Been prepping Easter..it's underway..





Sorry fellow Instagrammers for the repeats...

57 comments:

  1. Is your Christmas cactus blooming now? Mine is and same color :-) It bloomed for Christmas and then I forgot to water it. I just picked up salmon from our fish truck so this may be on the menu tonight!

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    1. Yes they all are..that pink one full blom..peach one just starting and white one..buds..they bloom more than Christmas..I love them Debbie..they get huge through and some of the branches just break off:(
      I saw one in ahome..in a wood fern stand..the circumference was the size of a planet:)
      The salmon is so nice:) I could eat this once a week:)

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  2. The salmon recipe sounds great. I pinned it. Have a lovely weekend!

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  3. Dear Nana the salmon receipt looks great. I've just saved it.
    Have a nice weekend.
    Lots of hugs
    Nina

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  4. We love Alaskan salmon and this sounds like a delicious recipe, Monique! I will put a note on my calendar to try grilling peppers as you mentioned and freezing them when I see them at the farmers market this summer. What a delicious idea and could be used in so many recipes throughout the rest of the year! I love your fish serving platter and spatula and those knives and forks - gorgeous ♥ You are beautifully ready for Easter! I adore those Unicorn cookies and their adorable eyelashes :) Your food processor tip for the cookie dough was the ticket for me :) Merci, merci! ♥

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    1. It was funny we both posted re the cookies..I am going to dd a link now to your beautiful cookies! You always do everything with such perfection and precision:)
      I will tell you when we do the peppers..usually I have a sweater on..so it's later..much later:)
      A tip..once you roast them and they char..you put them in a paper bag and close..so much easier to peel! then im a large bowl w/ all the evoo and gralic and basil:) Then bag and freeze..a nice fall aft:)
      It is good that salmon dish:)

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  5. Oh dear Diana, I just cannot take my eye from the tray.. That is so so beautiful.. The recipe is so delicious.. I'm drooling..

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  6. Wow! Those first images are visual masterpieces as well as deliciousness!! Such beauty fills your life, or you fill your life with such beauty! The cupcake and Easter greeetings...and those Starbucks cookies!

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    1. I have been playing a lot..the gardens are all still asleep or under blankets!

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  7. Always a pleasure browsing in your blog.......
    For some reason I just don't like salmon. I should learn because it is such a healthy fish to eat. Maybe I'll try it again....maybe.
    What's this "no fry General Tao chicken" you speak of??? Sounds interesting.
    One of my weaknesses is cupcakes. Yup.....I love cupcakes. With lots of frosting. I know.....not good for me. So, I treat myself only once in a while.
    **hugs**
    diane @ thoughts&shots

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    1. Hi Diane..one of my favorite dishes is General tao..but we don't fry here so I have a few up my sleeve that are non fry:)

      I have shared a few and they are good..I will share this latest one w/ the sauce..soon..and I will go tell you when I do ok?

      :)
      It's sweet though..you need to like sweet:)
      Take care!

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  8. Too beautiful to eat! You spoil your Jacques with these gorgeous offerings.
    I have the exact same pink flowering house plants! Aren't Kalanchoe the best?🌸
    Raining all day here...hideous drive home from the cottage...miss it already!
    Enjoy your evening...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. It is as bleak as bleak can be here!
      He loves good food..I love cooking and trying to make pretty😌Like you!
      Could you move to the cottage ?

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    2. No...we had talked about tearing it down, and building a permanent home, but it is really severe out there in the Winter...not to mention desolate!!! No....we enjoy the best it has to offer...and love it for that!
      I see your Easter prep is coming along nicely...I have done NOTHING! I am having the family on Good Friday for dinner...I will make everything "pretty" later next week. Sound good?

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    3. Sounds perfect.
      I know it will be:)x

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  9. ooh i love salmon and you always make everything look so good, it makes me hungry. and i love your pink house plants too. hope you have a lovely weekend and that spring comes your way soon :)

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    1. It's coming jenni..we have had rain ..a lot ..the past few days so the snow is receding and in the back I see geen and growth in many areas:) It will be nice to see color:)

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  10. YUM YUM, what a great post. I wanted some salmon after reading your post.

    Your photos are amazing and so beautiful.

    So glad that you are having lovely weather.

    Have a great weekend also.

    Mary

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    1. I wonder if you posted about your outing? Will go peek:)

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  11. So beautiful my sweet friend... you always make me feel good!
    Bisous xoxo

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  12. Oh, my goodness! All so beautiful, Monique! But, that salmon is my favorite. YUM!! Thank you for sharing the recipe. I have the fish forks and knives, too. ;) Treasures from MANY years ago. Antique auctions used to be a vice. LOL! Your Easter preparations are gorgeous. Wishing you a wonderful weekend! blessings and hugs ~ tanna

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    1. Isn't it funny how we chage? 15 yrs ago..collecting was fun..now even though sometimes I succumb..I certainly don't look for anything..

      it's just the two of us and I never entertain..apart from my family:)

      Have a great weekend!

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  13. That salmon dish looks great. And I LOVE your fish and knife set. Ah the cookies. Baking has slowed down here. Jerry is trying to lose some weight and I feel guilty having the house filled with smells from the oven. I will be making some cupcakes in those springtime Easter baking cups you made last Easter for the kids. I'll have to add a cookie on top, Katherine loved the cupcakes I made for Lillian with the bunny cookie on top. Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. With Spring happening soon..I think everyone will be indoors less and outdoors more:)

      Cookies on top of cupcakes are double the pleasure for Littles..not sure if you remember the ones my daughter made w/ the bears in jujube floters as if on the beach?

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    2. No but I'll have to search for them. I'm going to use that tip we used to make the paddington bear cupcakes to cream the grass. I'll top them with a cookie and a small chocolate treat. Katherine will be in heaven and so will Frankie. I'm sure Lillian will get a taste too. Spring is coming for sure. The hellebores are up along with some daffodils and crocus. Did your hellebore babies survive winter?

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    3. I went to peek..the snow is still there:(

      Honestly..I cannot wait..I know they won't be blooming lol..I just want green..and healthy and alive.
      Healthy..:)

      Floaters lol..let me find the link..well I can't but found the pic..will email:)

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  14. The rolling pin you sent to Susan is such a wonderful symbol of your friendship. Love your rolled cookies. I have printed the salmon recipe. So perfect for Spring. Have a lovely weekend Monique.

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    1. Thanks Penny..I know I liked my pin w/ my blog name..the idea just came to me..glad she liked it..I have so many personal things of hers in our home..it's been years:)

      We do make friendships with blogs..we read and write on our blogs so often!
      I have loved that about blogging.

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  15. I just sat down with a cup of coffe after a morning of yard work. What a pleasure to pick up my IPad and see your lovely post. I'll have to try that salmon dish. It looks delicious 😋

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    1. It has been raining all week here..and I am seeing parts of our gardens..;)

      It's fun to imagine your life there:)

      I love that about blogging..pen pals of my youth♥

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  16. The food looks amazing! Happy Easter!

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  17. Easter at your house is going to be fun. Love those cute baskets! The fish dish looks like my kind of meal. Loving the serving piece too. '-)
    You created the most gorgeous images!

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    1. I think the card and book and divider had something to do with that photo:)

      WE will be three less at Easter..Alain is working..

      but the 4 aplabets and their moms and Fred will be here..snow is melting.. a good sign:) They still hunt!

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  18. Ohh, where do I start! There is so much to love here. First that salad/main dish/salmon! Gorgeous presentation and I love the dish and serving piece. You have the cutest things. I will try your idea for peppers. Those jarred ones are so yukky. Your fish knives and forks are just lovely. I also love all of your Easter goodies. Those little Unicorn Macarons are gorgeous. Well done! And the cookies. I feel as if I could just lick the screen, they look so tasty, and well, your Easter basket with the grass. So adorable. The cupcake post also. You are such a sweet, sweet lady. Bon weekend! xoxo

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    1. You see me that way:) WE all wear rose colored glasses and I love and need that lol..

      it's funny ..the serving platter was bought maybe 4 yrs ago..Facebook..it was $10.00 I remember..when I picked it up..new in the box I asked the girl why she would sell it.She said her MIL gave it to her and it was not her thing.


      We're all so different!!
      Marie..I started watching Thirteen..on Netflix..a BBC series..Bristol..England..the first episode was amazing..check it out.

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    2. I checked it out Monique, its not available on our Netflix here, but I can buy the DVD for a very small price so I have done so. I am not sure how we missed that! Have you seen The Missing? It's really good also! xo

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    3. The Killing?Or The Missing?The Killing yes and loved it!Will check out the Missing!TY!

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    4. Quite amazing I get Thirteen here!

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  19. Dependably there is always deliciousness here Monique.
    You brighten our day.

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  20. Beautiful photos. Happy Spring!

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  21. Oh, those Easter photos are giving me the biggest smile! It's been a tough week and that's so happy.

    And the salmon dish looks fabulous. And beautifully served! There is so much to love here! Sending joy across the border!

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  22. Always a lovely spread provided by your lavish hand! The fish is especially welcoming and appetizing, with such an exuberant abundance spilling forth that it seems, indeed, ready to serve the thousands.

    All your Easter mementos are charming, and your food never fails to astonish in its beautiful array. This blog BRIGHTS me, and it's nice to look forward to often.

    rachel

    Who also has a "fish Slice" around here somewhere, and it's used for serving lots of things, from juicy sliced tomatoes to those eternally-pleated slices of Ocean Spray, without which my husband cannot enjoy turkey to the fullest.

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  23. Ooooo...sooo much deliciousness... and beauty! :) I don't like roasted peppers from a jar either--too vinegar-y...yuck... LOL! Those fish knives are gorgeous... And so is the sky and flowers... *swoon*... Happy Days as you make ready for Easter, Monique!

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    1. Happy Easter to you in your beautiful country!!

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  24. Love your fish platter, spatular and the beautiful fish fork and knife set. Your salmon dish sounds perfect for the spring weather you are experiencing.

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    1. Today is..ugly:( You know those damp April days:)Coming to see you..

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  25. Just what I needed to cheer me up. The fish platter is lovely, especially with the salmon dish. You make wonderful food and manage to really capture the essence.

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