My copy of Type Image by Barbara Brownie has arrived from Amazon! For some reason the corner is all dented, but luckily that does not affect the content, which of course includes my rendering that was named “Soul of the Typographer.” Here are a couple quick shots of the book!
Archive: June, 2011
For Fathers Day, I am heading over to Luke’s parents’ house for a barbecue- there’s nothing like steak, salad, and great weather and great company to make a perfect Sunday afternoon! I am planning to bring over the creamed kale that I made, along with some salmon-zucchini appetizers!
These were inspired by a recipe (Salmon Rollups) in the Everyday Paleo cookbook, but I altered the recipe a bit because 1) I do not own a mandolin, 2) when I opened the can of salmon I realized there were bones- I picked out as many as I could, but I decided to puree it using the ninja instead of risking someone choke on a bone! and 3) the recipe was slightly bland and I like my food with a kick.
Ingredients are in the pic above, except for the paprika and watercress I decided to add at the last minute!
Simply drain the salmon (and remove bones/skin if applicable) and add to Ninja or food processor. Add about 1/2 tbsp dill, 1tbsp lemon juice, 1 tbsp EVOO, salt and pepper to taste, then blend into a puree.
Slice zucchini into rounds (originally the recipe said to use a mandolin and slice lengthwise and roll the salmon up in it). Put a gob of the salmon puree on each round, sprinkle with paprika, and top with leaves of fresh watercress. Refrigerate or serve immediately as a delicious primal appetizer!
Knowing my obsession over food and recently, primal/paleo style nutrition, Lara and Lisa got me a couple books for my birthday including the Primal Blueprint Cookbook. Excited after my trip to the farmers market yesterday and needing to avoid diving back into wedding stuff for a few more hours, I decided to try out a couple recipes! I had everything except for heavy cream to make creamed kale, so I ran to Kings for a few small things then got to work!
- Bunch of kale
- Approx. 4 tbsp butter (preferably organic)
- 1 C. heavy cream (preferably organic)
- Salt & pepper
- Seasoning of your choice- suggested nutmeg or garlic
I finally used my new cast iron wok (I already seasoned it!)- I can now say it is amazing and I luurve it (yes, I know it’s not tradition to use registry gifts before the wedding, but come on… I can’t not!). The recipe is very basic, and I only altered it slightly – it suggests seasoning with nutmeg, but I used garlic salt.
To make this incredibly tasty dish, remove the cores from a stalk of kale and cut into rough chunks, and rinse/strain. Melt a few tbsp of butter in a pan (the wok worked great, but a big saucepan or pot will work too). Add the kale, which will start out really fluffy, and cover so it can steam a bit. I added a little water to help the steaming process, and mixed regularly to make sure nothing burned.
After about 5 minutes the kale should be about half wilted- perfect time to add a cup of heavy cream. Mix everything around and let simmer, stirring occasionally until the kale is fully wilted. Add salt and pepper to taste, and whatever seasonings you like- nutmeg, garlic, whatever – and enjoy!
Anticipation had been building for two years, escalating dramatically in the last few weeks, before the fairytale wedding of Meg and Eric. Erik is Karen’s brother, and so I have been getting to know the couple over the last couple years. They are so genuinely in love and made for each other!
I was really excited to learn that Luke and I would be invited to their wedding! Karen had mentioned it would be nice if I shot a few photos during the ceremony so they could see some right away (as we know, it can be weeks until you get professional photos back!). I was nervous because I didn’t want anyone to be annoyed with me and I didn’t know if the request came from Meg, but when I texted Karen the morning of the wedding, she replied “Pictures definitely allowed.” In that case, I figured I’d go all out! The ceremony was absolutely beautiful… Here are some of my favorites, starting with Sara, Lauren and Karen during the processional:
Best wishes for the happy newlyweds!!!
Remember that awesome roast Luke made on the grill? Well, it was huge and we had leftovers. For lunch the next day I tossed slices in with some peppers, onions, bamboo shoots & water chestnuts for a healthy and delicious stir-fry!