I discovered something about myself this weekend. I really love to talk ( I should know this, my two sassy gals tell me often).
I like talking much more than writing. Sometimes when I’m writing I try to imagine you sitting in my living room chatting over a steamy cup of fresh hot coffee and snacking on slightly sweet and buttery scones. The kind with those little crunchy sugar sprinkles on top.
I adore meeting new people. Learning about what they do and what they might be passionate about. I love it when I’m deeply touched by their story or intrigued by their special talents. I met many of those people this weekend at the BlogHer Food Conference here in Seattle.
All attending for the collective love of food. But all different in life stories and experiences. Unique and fascinating. I was pleasantly overwhelmed. And somewhat disappointed. All at the same time.
Overwhelmed with the feeling of being blessed with new friendships, acquaintances and delicious memories. Disappointed with how much I thought I knew, but really don’t know. I gained a mountain of insight, information and a good dose of reality.
What delights me most is how many new friends I’ve gained. How many deliciously wonderful professional women (and one man!) I had the pleasure of meeting.
I’d love to share them with you. All lovely, deeply passionate, professional, knowledgeable individuals who have now made my life much richer.
Kelley at www.mountainmamacooks.com
Kayln at www.kaylnskitchen.com
Heidi at www.foodiecrush.com
Irvin at www.eatthelove.com
Veronica and Yvette at www.muybuenocookbook.com
Melanie at www.thecoupongoddess.com
Erina at www.shutupandcook.com
Janelle at www.talkoftomatoes.com
Emmy at www.emmycooks.com
Keren at www.franticfoodie.com
Thank you for being SO PATIENT. It’s been a while since I posted a recipe and certainly an unintentional hiatus. Just know that if you don’t get a new recipe in your inbox on a regular basis, I’m teaching fun and exciting cooking classes, or cooking for my fabulous clients, family and friends. Or maybe I was at a food conference.
Loads of Love,
Blueberry Ginger Salsa with Grilled Fresh Halibut
I love this salsa served with grilled white fish. My favorite pairing is with halibut, but black cod, opah and grilled scallops are equally divine. Delicious Wishes!
1 pint fresh blueberries
1 heaping tablespoon finely chopped shallots
½ teaspoon fresh grated ginger
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint (cilantro would also be a delish substitute!)
Squeeze of Lemon (about a tablespoon)
Dash of Olive oil (a few teaspoons)
Teaspoon or two of honey
Salt and pepper
Half the blueberries if you can, or lightly chop.
Toss together the blueberries, shallots, ginger, and mint. In a bowl whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, and honey.
Toss the lemon oil with the blueberries and season to taste with salt and pepper.
This is definitely one of those recipes you can prepare to taste. A little more ginger, a little less mint or maybe a little more honey. Whatever you decide, it’ll be delicious!
I love this fresh and flavorful salsa over grilled white fish; halibut, black cod, Hawaiian opah and grilled scallops.