1 large organic English cucumber (or 2)
3 ripe avocados
1/4 cup capers
1/2 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt or sea salt
freshly cracked black pepper
2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped fine + more for plating
1/8 cup fresh dill, chopped fine
It’s a good idea to grab more cucumbers than you need for this recipe as some pieces could break and you only use the middle part not the thin sides that will be cut. You don’t want to run out. Wash and dry the cucumbers. Use a mandolin to cut thin slices all the way through. Keep slicing the sides until you reach the full centre. Be careful that they don’t break. (the thin pieces could be saved for a salad or eaten up or composted).
In a bowl, mush all the avocado meat and add in all the other ingredients and mix.
Lay out each cucumber slice and layer a coat of the avocado spread all the way across. Start to roll on one side until you reach the end. Be sure to have some avocado spread at the end (without any capers) to act like glue to seal them up at the end.
Dress up with extra parsley and capers and serve!
(In the heat of the summer, be sure that the avocado doesn’t tolerate the heat well, so be mindful of that and serve these as appetizers so they’re eaten up quick or keep them in the fridge until serving time.)
(A Printerest Recipe)
2 1/4 pounds center-cut salmon fillet (1 1/2 inches thick)
1 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons)
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 tablespoon toasted (dark) sesame oil
1 1/2 teaspoons chili paste
1/2 cup sliced scallions (2 scallions)
2 tablespoons minced garlic (8 large cloves)
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
1 1/2 cups panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
Line an 8 by 12-inch baking pan with aluminum foil. Place the salmon in the pan.
In a mixing cup, combine the soy sauce, rice vinegar, lemon juice, oyster sauce, fish sauce, sesame oil, chili paste, scallions, garlic, and ginger. Pour 1/3 of soy sauce mixture over the salmon fillet. Sprinkle the panko evenly over the fillet. Pour the rest of the soy sauce mixture evenly over the panko. Be sure to soak the panko completely and if any runs off, spoon back onto the salmon. Set aside for 15 minutes, leaving all the sauce in the pan.
Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 500 degrees F. Roast the salmon for 18 to 20 minutes, or for about 12 minutes per inch at the thickest part of the salmon. The internal temperature will be 120 degrees F on a meat thermometer when it’s done. Remove from the oven, wrap tightly with aluminum foil, and allow to rest for 15 minutes. Serve hot or at room temperature.
Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/elis-asian-salmon-recipe.html?oc=linkback
As I begin this blog, I want to wish you a warm ‘hello’. You see, I always greet others before I get into a conversation. What I want to write about today is Personal & Home Image….Which Is More Important to You?
I have been thinking about image… again. I used to give a class on exhibiting positive image and being aware of perception. So, do you think this applies to your home, inside and out? I am, at this time, more interested in making you aware that it all sort of blends together. You are who you are, and your home is who you are. It all has importance to you and the ideas you have about your lifestyle will compliment your home, and your home compliments you. We are your E-Decorating company. Yes, we can help you online or in person.
What do you like and how may we help you? I am talking about the choice and style of the clothes you wear, the colors that ‘call your name’, the fit and style of the garment. Does it do you justice? Do you receive compliments? Think how closely related these choices are to your home choices. And, I am interested in the type of furnishings, decor, accessories, colors, and what makes a statement in your mind. What type of home do you feel comfortable in? I just checked with Wikepedia and counted well over 100+type of homes types with different descriptions. I was surprised to find so many. I never even thought there were so many types of homes. As a decorator, I become so wrapped up in client thoughts, feelings and decisions. I am excited to learn about their color choices and imagination, paints and designs, ideas for application and living in surroundings that feel very comfortable, but yet, different (not the traditional),
So, what if you hadn’t given this much though and wanted to determine which is most important to you? Or, is it an even wash covering both your personal and home image? Here are some things to consider.
1. Figure out what is important to you within your lifestyle and home.
2. Become inspired (think of all the places and things you’ve admired – then select one or two) as a possible beginning to interior change.
3. Using colors: think about how you will use the space. Does a particular room(s) have windows, places in the room where the sun shines brighter in the morning then the afternoon and how is it in artificial light? Just let your imagination fly.
4. What are your ideas for the room (don’t know, you can contact us). We can help you discover them.
5. Give yourself the okay to try something different.
6. Think outside of your comfort box.,
7. Become creative (you don’t think you are). I bet you are more creative then you think.
8.Don’t be afraid. Learn what’s available to you concerning your personality and homestyle.
Accentuate Home Styling & Consulting (http://accentuatehomestyling.com) is your assistant in addressing the comfort and changes to your interior space. All you have to do is contact us. What could be easier then that? It’s just a simple conversation between the two of us. We are interested in hearing your plans and helping you come up with exciting ideas that will cause you to think outside of your comfort box. This is the only way you discover the other part of you (your real creative side). We are an E-Decorating company, which means we work with you online. This is the day, the time and the opportunity to learn more about yourself (will do this all of our life). We can never stop learning and that means about ourselves. So, think about this. Your Personal & Home Image..Which is Most Important to you?
Happy Discovery…. Your Image Day!
None of us know what changes in our life from one day to the next. Listen to the story of such a lady that lived the changes everyday. She had to be tough and sometimes stare danger right in the face. Listen to her compelling story and hear how she survived each day.
A woman fulfills the dreams for children who didn’t have any dreams. Hear her story and know she is one we can call an angel.