Friday, June 8, 2012

Lemons.... Shrimp Scampi. Pasta al Limone. Fresh Lemonande. Campari & Vodka with a twist of lemon. The front porch on a summer evening..... Lovely.

Monday, June 4, 2012

honey-lime salmon with confetti corn salad

Yes, I posted this dish last summer, and was reminded of it when I noticed that a blogger looked up the recipe and decided to make it again!
Confetti salad over salmon, so very fresh and light. The fresh lime juice really makes this salad perfect summer eating!
Ooopsie- here is the recipe!
2 tsp iime zest
1/4 C. lime juice
1 Tbls olive oil
2 cloves garlic chopped
2 tsp honey
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
4 - 4 oz salmon fillets
2 C. fresh or thawed corn
1 red pepper chopped
1/2 red onion chopped
1/4 C parsley minced

Combine lime zest, lime juice, olive oil, garlic, honey, S &P in small bowl. Place salmon in large ziploc bag , spoon 3 Tbls of marinade over salmon and refridgerate.
Combine corn, pepper, onion, and parsley, add to this the remaining marinade.
Grill salmon for approx 5 min. depending on the thickness of salmon.
Let sit for a few minutes. Spoon confetti salad on top!
Easy and de-lish!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Happy girls! Yes, the color of the ice cream is frightening, but once in a blue moon is not going

to hurt! Ha ha!

Happy Birthday Sophia!
Ready for graduation celebration!  Yes, to all of our friends who traveled so very far

to get our children in China, these lovely little girls know how much they are loved!

It seems like yesterday that we were together, hanging on together , doing our best to

let these beautiful little girls know they were safe with their new families!

Oh the time....


I've never been much of a rose fan, but they have grown on me, no pun intended!

The fact that they are in our side yard is nice, since our front yard is much less formal in style!

See what I mean, our front yard, so rich and full! We get to sit on our beautiful front porch

and take all of this in!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Still dreaming of France ....

Oh dear, the food in France, ahhhhh..... These scallops were perhaps the best I have ever eaten!

Could it be that it was where I was eating them?  Maybe so, but look how pretty, topped with a dollop

of whipped  mushroom paste, though very light, careful not to overpower those beautiful scallops!


Our lunch this day lasted for 3 hours! Perfect amount of time , as each dish slowly and quietly arrives.

Each dish, a delightful surprise!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Foie Gras anyone?

Foie Gras: Delicacy of Despair?

Sometimes reading about how certain foods are made/created is best left to the palate!

While in France, this beautiful little (or not so little) plate of foie gras was divine....

A dollop of fig spread topped with lemon zest, along with some gently tossed greens

made for a decadent dish! This was only the beginning!