Green Parsley Sauce for Salmon

I’m not normally the come up with recipes completely out of thin air type. I don’t know if that will ever be me. But, I do sometimes make my own thing after being inspired by other recipes. I wanted to do something special for some salmon we had. In a cookbook I found a recipe that used mint (not our favorite ingredient), parsley, and lemon along with a few other ingredients. I decided to take from that and come up with something using what I had on hand. It ended up delicious and something I will make (or riff on) again.

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Dutch Baby with a Strawberry Topping

I made a Dutch baby before, and recently I decided to try a different recipe because I wasn’t sure if I still liked my old one. This isn’t that different, but seemed to make a much fluffier, custardy, and yummier oven pancake. I especially liked it with some simmered strawberries.

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Simmered strawberries are great, especially if your strawberries have sat in the fridge a little too long. Sometimes they are a little too soft to enjoy fresh, but they are perfect for a topping like this. They are usually extra sweet and juicy, which is ideal for simmering. I didn’t take too many pictures since the process for making these is almost identical to the other recipe I posted, but I highly recommend them.

Directions for Dutch Baby with a Strawberry Topping

Adapted from The Faux Martha (who also adapted it some from Joy the Baker)

Dutch Baby

  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Put the butter in a 9 or 10 inch cast iron skillet and place it in the oven while the oven preheats. It will melt and get bubbly.

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Avocado and Cucumber Soup

Today I have a recipe that is only one line long…assuming you ignore the ingredient list. I guess I could condense that into one line somehow, but that might be a bit confusing? This was the soup we had at our July 4 party. For the first July4 in a while, we had a gorgeous sunny day. In fact, summer has been absolutely amazing this year. It started around April or May and has been sunny almost every single day with perfect temperatures. The funny part about Seattle summers is that sometimes it looks really dark and depressing in the morning. You think that it can never possibly cheer up from that depth of misery, but then around late morning or early afternoon the sun is all of a sudden out, and somehow you missed the clouds leaving. Immediately it goes from a bit chilly to almost hot (but not unbearable) and you get to grumble about your unsuitable clothing for the day, unless you wore layers.

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