Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!
We may have just turned the corner with the warmer temps on the horizon. Once the seasons change from winter to Spring and then to Summer, there are two things that are forefront in my mind – eating light and vacation.
Eating light while on vacation is great, but when that’s not possible, I try to make the best of it with foods that conjures up the places that I would rather be.
Today’s Friday Foodie Feature is Ceviche
There’s something about mixing lime juice, fish and cilantro that reminds me of either a Conch Salad from the Bahamas or Ceviche from Mexico. Conch is giant sea snail, which I can’t get in Middletown, but like ceviche it can also be made with scallops.
This cold appetizer is a great way for me to start a vacation even if it’s only a mental one, and if I add a cold beer…everything is right in the world!
- 1 lb fresh bay scallops – diced into quarters
- 6 limes or bottled lime juice
- 1 jalapeno pepper – diced
- 1/2 green pepper – diced
- 1 Avocado – diced
- 1/2 cup onions – diced
- 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes – halved
- 2 tbsp orange juice
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup cilantro – chopped
Dice the bay scallops into quarters, then place them into a bowl. Pour in enough lime juice to cover them all. Put plastic wrap around bowl, pressing down to ensure that all the scallops are covered and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
While the scallops are marinating or “cooking” in the lime juice prepare the other ingredients.
Remove scallops from refrigerator and bowl, do not rinse.
The scallops should be white and firm to the touch.
Drain scallops and add other ingredients, stirring to mix well
Ceviche can also be made with any other firm fleshed fish, ie, red snapper but use the freshest fish possible and make in the same day of purchase.
What foods reminds you of a Spring or Summer vacation? Come back at 6:00 p.m. and share it at the
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Hello Friends and Happy Sunday
I hope you had a good weekend with an opportunity to spend quality time with your family/friends and did something fun and enjoyable. Yesterday, I took my car in for an oil change and Malik was my chauffeur so I took full advantage by having him drive me all around town running errands – it was good being Mommy! I had him drive me to Dunkin Donuts, Dutch Country Farmers Market, Family Dollar, PNC Bank and then finally to Lowe’s it was fun for me, not so much for him.
We gave him Tayair’s old car, remember the 2002 Hyundai Elantra, well you would have thought it was a new Mercedes because when he realized the plants had to ride in the back seat he wasn’t happy! I purchased two hanging baskets, a Color Combo Patio plant, Sweet Basil, Heirloom Tomatoes, Curled Parsley and Cilantro and they rode shotgun in the back seat fully protected by a yard of plastic – it was hilarious!
Hanging baskets – Petunias, Calibrachoa and Lobelia
Curled Parsley – boil and drink like tea it’s great for the digestive system
Cilantro is a wonderful fragrant herb
Basil also keeps the bugs away from your garden
Fresh Garden Tomatoes – scents of summer
Hibiscus is a perfect patio plant
Color Combo Welcome Plant – Bidens, Licorice Plant and Trailing Petunia
Love the handles on these hanging baskets
Time to check out
Malik reluctantly loading the cart
The plants riding in the back seat (along with vacuum cleaner)
Today I cleaned in and around the pool and cleared out my little garden which was overrun with Mint from last year.
Have a wonderful evening – Smooches!