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At-home dinner date caps a hectic week

Published on June 13, 2010 By Trixie

While I generally avoid the kitchen as the week wanes, it was not so long ago that Friday nights were set aside as regular at-home dinner dates. When the boys were young, my husband and I would retreat to the kitchen after their bedtime. At-home dinner dates were a way for us to catch up, […]

King of Fish – Salmon in the Oven

Published on April 28, 2010 By Trixie

As a native Easterner, I love the fact that Seattle is passionate about salmon. Watching spawning salmon in wild streams is a special weekend outing in autumn. On a hot day in summer you can see these magnificent fish leap at the Ballard locks. Native tribal lore and conservationists’ efforts keep salmon top of mind […]

When he cooks …

Published on February 28, 2010 By Trixie

… I smile. Weekends are perfect for a shift in the kitchen. I was particularly happy to see my husband take over this weekend after a rough week at work and an annoying head cold. “Dinner’s ready” was music to my ears Saturday night.  I was cranking away on a presentation while he rustled up […]

Weekend recap

Published on January 31, 2010 By Trixie

Survived the week, but no energy left for anything fancy for the weekend: Friday – Tilapia with olives and peppers, over angel hair pasta Saturday – Take out Thai Sunday: Salmon with lemon-cilantro vinaigrette Baked fingerling potatos with garlic lemon sauce (instead of couscous featured in the salmon recipe) Roasted asparagus

Monday dinners – another quick one

Published on January 18, 2010 By Trixie

Mondays are always hectic around our house. Tonight’s menu was a quickie: Salmon burgers (frozen patties from Trident Seafoods work just great in a stovetop grill pan) with Orowheat whole wheat sandwich thins (“geez, these are flat” but they’re delish and only 100 cal.) Salad of baby lettuces, persian cukes, red bell pepper, a few […]