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Faded Summer Backyard Bop

19 Sep

IT’S STILL SUMMER! Fight me. Lol

Welcome to the beginning of the end of another beautiful summer where the intense bright heat begins to give way to mellow humid evenings.

These are some pictures from a relaxed summer evening spent with friends.

Get your guests warmed up with a fresh cocktail.

This one is a fizzy gin and prosecco mixture. I added a bit of the rhubarb and ginger gin liquor and topped it off with prosecco to create a light bubbly yet intoxicating drink.

Add a decorative touch

I pulled a few flowers from a larger arrangement and put them in this large mason jar to add a little natural, simple decor.

Fresh, delicious eats

An important part of any gathering apart from the people and the cocktails is of course the food. Pictured here are :

Pasta pots; orecchiete pasta (so named because they are shaped like ears), cheddar cheese and pasta sauce mixed and baked into ramekins.

Peach and arugula salad: Mixed arugula and other lettuce, sliced peaches with crumbled feta and a lemon honey dressing.

Chicken fruit skewers: Sauteed chicken breast alternated with red plums and pineapple on skewers grilled to perfection.

We also had mini burgers served in pittettes (mini pita pockets) and batter fried eggplant.

The evening started off balmy with bugs and ended cool, and relaxed. Enjoy the last days of your summer and have a great day.

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My Salmon Alfredo Pasta

31 Aug

So I posted a few days ago about a recipe my sister did: “Kristine’s White Wine Infused Salmon Alfredo Linguine” as a great idea for dinner. I promised I would try it as as luck would have it I had one piece of bargain salmon in the freezer.

I used wide egg noodles instead of linguine (cause that’s what I had) and it worked fine. I also omitted the white wine as I had none, in addition I made my own “Alfredo” sauce as I had no store bought stuff.

Here’s my finished product, and let me tell you it was so ridiculously delicious!

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Salmon and Chinese cabbage in homemade Alfredo Sauce on a bed of egg noodles with Parmesan cheese on top.

HOMEMADE ALFREDO SAUCE

1) 1 cup milk (I used Almond milk as I’m lactose intolerant)

2) 1 oz cream cheese (let it sit out of the fridge and soften first)

3) Approx 1/2 cup pre-grated Parmesan cheese

4) 2 tbsp of butter

Add everything to the pan containing the salmon and cabbage and allow it to simmer.

Enjoy!

Kristine’s White wine Infused Salmon Alfredo Linguine

28 Aug

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Yum! This dish was thrown together by none other than my sister: Kristine. It’s a pasta dish with salmon and it’s perfect for a small dinner party on a budget. How? If there’s salmon involved?  Well that’s because while a decent piece of salmon can be on the pricey side there,the majority of the dish is pasta and that’s cheap.

Kristine has graciously allowed me to share her recipe

WHAT YOU NEED:

Frozen salmon- 2 portions

Linguine Pasta- 1 pckg

Alfredo sauce- 14 oz-Can buy or make your own

1 tbsp. Tomato sauce (for colouring)

Chinese cabbage (pak choi)- 3 leaves chopped

Thyme- a pinch

White wine- 4 oz

Garlic- 5 cloves

Onion- 1 ½ medium sliced and diced

Salt- 1 tbsp

Olive oil

Garlic powder

Black pepper

No salt seasoning

Parmesan cheese (pre-grated)

WHAT TO DO:

1) Cut salmon into chunks and marinate using 1 garlic clove, a few pieces of onion, a dash of white wine, black pepper, salt-free seasoning, and garlic powder.

2) Mix well with tongs to make sure salmon is well covered. Let sit for at least 10-15 minutes ( longer if you wish). I forgot to put lemon juice on salmon so you can add that on. It didn’t really matter…still tasted awesome.- Camille’s note: Put on the lemon juice!

3) Boil water for pasta, adding salt, 2 garlic cloves, and onion slices. Add pasta, oil and thyme when water boils and let cook- uncovered. Strain and await salmon.

4) Salmon- In a pan put some olive oil and onion and garlic pieces and let brown. Then add marinated salmon and let cook. Should take about 10 minutes if so long. Pour in the half cup (4 oz) white wine and Alfredo sauce then enough tomato sauce to colour the Alfredo sauce pink. Add pak choy and let simmer on very low heat and covered for about 15 minutes and that’s that. Salmon Alfredo Linguine complete.

5)Plate with some Parmesan cheese on top and enjoy. Buen Apetito.

This looks great, thanks Kris.I can see it being eaten by candle light with a nice glass of white wine(a cheap one from the supermarket) and good friends to enjoy it with. I’m going to try this tomorrow!

Have an awesome day!

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