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Dry Fried Calamari

To top off the top-notch tapas, we made calamari. We bought a bag of frozen, pre cut calamari, and it was surprisingly good. I like this dry fried version, as it is very light and not saturated in oil like some calamari can be. Goes great dipped in the Paprika Aioli! Dry Fried Calamari Makes...

Top-Notch Tapas

Did I mention we love tapas? :) We made a whole night of it on Saturday, and it was quite delicious. Don’t forget the Red Wine Sangria! Warm Citrus Olives Directions Take a few jars of mixed olives (we used Niciose, Kalamata, and Garlic Stuffed), and sauté in olive oil with some thyme, rosemary, and...

Salmon with Thai Red Curry and Bok Choy

Have I mentioned that Taylor is a curry addict? Needless to say he was really excited when I found this recipe, as I don’t really like or ever want to cook curry. It’s usually too coconut-y and/or spicy for me, but this was pretty darn good! Not to mention easy. Salmon with Thai Red Curry...

Asparagus Napoleons with Oriental Black Bean Sauce

Impressive looking, not so impressive tasting. These had the potential to be good, but somehow the combination of the rich, buttery puff pastry and the bitter asparagus didn’t go so well. If it weren’t for the curry salmon this meal could have been a bust. Asparagus Napoleons with Oriental Black Bean Sauce Recipe from Epicurious....

Pea Shoot and Spinach Salad with Bacon and Shiitake

Forgive me for posting all these at once. From the way I post, it seems like we eat three meals at once, then starve for the rest of the week. hehe. Apologies, I always take pictures of our meals, but sometimes get a bit behind as far as posting them. Maybe if Taylor would learn...

Lamb Chops with Cherry Balsamic Glaze

We splurge every now and then. We eat pretty economically for the most part, and usually get one ‘special’ thing every week, usually that means shrimp or scallops, but this week, lamb. This is maybe the 3rd time I’ve ever had it, and I have to say it was pretty good. Not something we’ll eat...