Parsley pesto

Never say never! #OMGImquotingJustinBieber... There was a time when parsley never made it to my shopping basket. It has never been the flavor I craved for and when ordering at restaurants, it was kindly asked to step out of my plate if I could locate it in its original shape and form. So needless to … Continue reading Parsley pesto

Salmon and orange spinach salad

"Going to McDonald's to get salad is like going to a brothel to get a hug". Tried this salad a few years ago at a friends' place. Remembered it when I had invited a friend over for a light dinner. The additional "touch up" for the salad I ate a few years back was the … Continue reading Salmon and orange spinach salad

Fish soup over wood burning open fire

Even if you've been fishing for three hours and haven't gotten anything except poison ivy and sunburn, you're still better off than the worm! #FishingStory One of my top favorite things to do in summer is cooking over open fire on warm nights. There is something so magical about it! Starry nights, nightingales, good company... … Continue reading Fish soup over wood burning open fire

Slow cooked egg (65C) with smoked salmon and fresh tomatoes

“Offer the lazy an egg and they’ll want you to peel it for them.” – Lithuanian proverb   My love for eggs continues. In a different shape and form. This time it is THE slow cooked egg - creamy and soft. Oh, and to top that - it is the most organic egg one can find … Continue reading Slow cooked egg (65C) with smoked salmon and fresh tomatoes

Pan seared salmon & wilted spinach with coconut milk

“A photographer is like a cod, which produces a million eggs in order that one may reach maturity.”  George Bernard Shaw Today there are two occasions to cook fish for dinner (for me it's usually next day's lunch for work) - it's Tuesday, so fresh fish is brought in. More importantly - bought a new camera lense … Continue reading Pan seared salmon & wilted spinach with coconut milk

Asparagus with smoked salmon and sunny side up egg

"Probably one of the most private things in the world is an egg until it is broken." M.F.K. Fisher 'Tis the season - fresh and crunchy asparagus! It is one of the vegetables that I wish grew and we had fresh all the time. And I mean fresh - grown somewhere close, not brought in … Continue reading Asparagus with smoked salmon and sunny side up egg

Spicy beet soup with salmon balls

"Women belong in the kitchen. Men belong in the kitchen. Everyone belongs in the kitchen. The kitchen has food!" Last weekend was mostly about food - reading, googling, grocery shopping and - in fact - cooking. When preparing for a dinner party if anyone becomes concerned that it would be too much work for one person to … Continue reading Spicy beet soup with salmon balls