Welcome to the world – and My Salmon Cooked in Fig Leaf Recipe
Get outside with your family, or distance with friends and loved ones, on Saturday May 23, for a national 5K benefiting Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. More than ever families who are supporting a child with cancer need our support: ALSF’s Virtual End Childhood Cancer 5K Walk/Run Spread the word about this exciting virtual event, everyone is welcome.
Register here and you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining us!
If you are able and would like to sponsor my walk/run, you can donate here.
I recently offered a zoom cooking class, teaming up with Troon Vineyards, and taught a few of my favorite pasta recipes from Pasta by Hand, my first book. Here is the link to watch the class.
And, I have a few copies of Pasta by Hand and Book of Greens, if you would like an autographed copy, please email me via this newsletter. The copies are $25 and $35, respectively, plus shipping.
SMALL BUSINESSES TO HAPPILY SUPPORT
Two of my awesome neighbors keep bees and make pottery. (And, that is only in one household!) Stacy Mason makes gorgeous plates and bowls and a host of other functional wares. I have been lucky enough to play with some pieces in my kitchen. This is a photo of beet, apple and ginger juice in her turquoise bowl. Check out MASONCLAY online! This month 25% of all sales will go to the Oregon Food Bank.
FOR YOUR GRATEFUL DAD!
In all transparency, this book was written by my sweet boyfriend. He took all of the professional photos at the Grateful Dead Barton Hall show in 1977 and pieced them into a beautiful coffee table book.
But don’t just take my word for it. This is from Grateful Dead Archivist David Lemieux:
“We’ve all heard the Cornell 5/8/77 show countless times over the years, but the one missing element has always been the visuals. What did the band, venue, crowd look like at what’s widely considered one of the best, and most widely-heard, Grateful Dead shows of all time? Larry’s photos answer that question, revealing a small-ish venue, an enthusiastic audience, and the band looking like they’re having the time of their lives, in the midst of one of their greatest tours ever. These are some of the best photos we’ve ever seen from 1977, and that they’re from Cornell makes them even more special than simply their photographic and artistic excellence.”
Do you love your dad? This book is a gem. (I have one on my coffee table and a print in my house, too!) Get yours here.
Now, a recipe for you:
Salmon cooked in fig leaf
6 ounces salmon
1 sage leaf
1 thin slice of lemon
1 fig leaf (banana leaf, grape leaf, corn husk or parchment paper can work!)
Preheat oven or grill to 300. Season both sides of fish with salt and place on fig leaf. Top with sage and lemon and wrap in fig leaf, securing with a toothpick. Place parcel on a cooking tray and place in grill or oven and cook just until white fat rises to the top of the fish. You may need to peek inside of parcel to check. This should take about 15 minutes, or so. Remove from oven, carefully unwrap and enjoy!
Here are 10 of my favorite snacks you can make, using basic larder items:
1. Popcorn with butter and parmesan
2. Apple with ricotta cheese, sprinkled with cinnamon sugar
3. Celery sticks with tuna salad and capers or pickles
4. Boiled eggs cut in half and topped with mayonnaise and whatever else looks good
5. Anything leftover that is cold in the fridge, why not?
6. Toast with nut butter, banana and honey
7. Warm beans with melted cheese
8. Homemade gorp, with whatever you have. Don’t forget chocolate.
9. Homemade onion dip: caramelized onions chopped up and mixed in sour cream with salt
10. Scrambled egg tacos with salsa
And, watch me on social media. I’ve got a ton of delicious experiences happening!