This time of year the butter is more yellow, the eggs are bigger and the yolks richer (especially the blue green eggs). A nearby farmers market has an organic stand that is always filled with the freshest crops. Also, blueberries at an organic farm nearby where you can pick your own is also in season. Lots of great options are around now.
Our family goes through a lot of eggs in a week. A lot. Last week our order was short a few dozen because of farm day and the chickens have been breaking a lot of their own eggs. We treat these eggs like gold and realize how spoiled we are once we’re short. Because the eggs are so fresh even if the shell is partially cracked the egg is still good to eat. Nothing’s wasted.
A week later and all the hydrangea buds have opened. Hydrangeas and rose bushes are bloomed everywhere and are my favorite flowers.
Now for a summer snack. Root vegetables have an advantage of lasting many weeks in the refrigerator which is how long it usually takes me to use them. A lot of the time I postpone their cooking, not because of the taste (which I love) but because they aren’t the fastest to prepare. Celery root is especially knobby and a knife is the best way to peel the outer layer. I enjoyed celeriac and fennel and decided to pair them up. What better thing to do than to make them spicy! Read More…
There are a few things needed to make this salmon recipe perfect
- salmon that is wild caught (✓)
- fresh garlic (✓)
- fresh lemon (✓)
- fresh dill (✓)
I mostly use dried herbs and spices for convenience purposes, but for this recipe in particular I found that the freshness of everything took the flavors to another level.
This is by far the best salmon recipe I’ve ever had. My family loved it I will certainly be making this again in the near future. Whole foods had King Salmon which is rarely available. The season seems to be from May through mid July and there are increased restrictions due to overfishing. It tastes nothing like the farm raised salmon and it contains the highest amount of omega 3′s . The guy working at the counter said, this is like the “filet mignon” of salmon and the price reflected that. It was also on sale so it couldn’t be passed up. My next favorite variety is Sockeye.
interesting facts about King, or Chinook Salmon
- largest, least common most sought after salmon found in high-end restaurants
- high level of omega 3 fatty acids & known for its rich, red flesh and firm texture.
- weigh twenty pounds on average but can easily exceed fifty.
- their migratory habitat covers a surprising amount of the world, even as far away as Japan, but like all salmon they always return to their home grounds in Alaska
We bought a pound filet and then cut 4 portions out of it. Since going paleo I don’t go out to eat much so it’s still nice to treat myself in other ways. Four servings for $5 each is a steal when you think about it. We laughed realizing that a restaurant would charge $40 per person for a dish like this.
Salmon with Lemon, Dill and Garlic Butter
1 lb wild caught salmon (pictured is King Salmon)
1/2 fresh lemon
2 tbsp butter
tsp olive oil
3 pieces of fresh garlic pressed (you can add more to taste)
sea salt and black pepper to taste
fresh dill to taste
Preheat oven to 450°
- Place salmon in a glass baking pan. Slowly melt butter, olive oil and crushed garlic for your sauce. Then, spread evenly over the top of the fish. Sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper to taste. Snip fresh dill on top followed by lemon slices.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes in oven or until it flakes easily with a fork.
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Today is Ralphie’s birthday. When he overheard us talking about it being his birthday he ran and scampered around the house like he was getting something. Now, I know he has no clue what birthday means but I guess from the sound of it, it seemed great. I cannot believe he is 4 years old already! He is our first dog, and although he weighs only a fraction of what I consider to be a dog…he has presence that is undeniable.
I didn’t have a cute birthday hat on hand to make him try on for 5 minutes, but the closest thing I could find was an old baby clown hat from many Halloweens ago… Ralph is far from photogenic, grumbles like an old man, and yet continues to capture our hearts everyday :) Tonight he gets a special treat. We bought king salmon and he will enjoy a taste along with his favorite, salmon skin.
For all of my readers
I am offering a 3 month subscription to Paleo Magazine (which is currently being offered on Ipad) for free. It was exciting to share my recipe: celeriac chips and fries for an upcoming issue. If you decide to sign up it does not auto renew so don’t worry about being charged. Just click HERE if you’d like to learn more.
As for our garden…
Our hydrangea bush that we just planted last year has taken really well and has a lot of new growth. I can imagine a few years from now how big and beautiful this bush can become. I can’t wait too see the blossoms peak into their lush blue flower balls.
Enjoy your Sunday!