Tuesday, September 25, 2012

I"m Smokin' !

Now, now, let's not get our panties in a bunch! I haven't taken up a bad habit, i've simply discovered the delicious world of the smoker! It looks a bit like something from Star Wars, but it produces the most amazing flavor! I've been experimenting with cherry, and apple wood. I think i love them both.

I found a great recipe here . I searched "How to make smoked salmon" and, ta-da, there it was. Yes, it is time consuming, and yes, you have to baby sit your smoker all day, but, oh my, it's worth it!

I glazed half of the salmon with maple syrup to give it a sweet crust. It makes a great dinner, hot off the smoker, or, chilled and spread with cream cheese on a bagel. Dee- lish!

Have you tried any new dishes lately?

Happy Tuesday!


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Sunny Daze

 We had such a sunny surprise this past weekend at out Northern Nest- The sunflowers had bloomed!

 When we left in August, they were just big 'ol green buds on a stem.

 In a months time they shot up another foot, and unfurled their papery yellow loveliness.

Don't they just make you want to smile? : )

Happy Wednesday!


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Fall Favorites

I can't believe it's been over a month since i last made a post! Well, we're all back from our summer retreat, and faced with a hard case of reality. Ms. B and Ms. A are both in High School {on the same schedule thank.you.very.much!} and i'm left with free time. Yeah, i know, i should be jumping for joy! Woo too! Me time! But, I'm just not feelin' it yet. So, to snap myself out of it, i went to Target. Doesn't Target always make everything better? And this Target has a Starbucks. Hello, spiced pumpkin latte! On the way home i stopped at our local cider mill and got myself a bag of greasy donuts. Mmm, donuts. And of course they taste best scarfed down in the parking lot! 
What are your favorite fall treats? 

Happy fall!