Saturday, June 25, 2011
My husband and I love to grill. We must grill at least 3-4 times a week, all year round. When you live in a Mediterranean climate like ours here in Orange County, your oven is rarely used and your grill is always hot and ready to go! Tonite is Taco Nite, Baja Light Fish Tacos. They are so yummy I have the recipe below. One of my favorite magazines I subscribe to is SUNSET. I got this recipe from the September 2010 issue. Now go fire up the grill!
Baja Light Fish Tacos~
Grilled instead of deep-fried, and with a trimmed-down tartar sauce.
Special touch: Light Chipotle Tartar Sauce
The Fish & Tortillas:
1 tbsp. ancho chile powder ( you can find it in the spice aisle at Safeway)
2 tsp. dried Mexican oregano ( again at Safeway)
1/4 tsp. each kosher salt & pepper
1-1/2 lbs. boned, skinned Pacific Cod (any white fish will do)
1 tbsp. olive oil
12-14 corn tortillas (warmed on the grill is best!)
1.Heat grill to high (450-550). Combine seasoning in a small bowl. Set fish on a rimmed baking sheet. Rub all over with oil, then sprinkle with seasonings. Oil cooking grate, using tongs and a wad of oiled paper towels.
2.Grill fish, covered, turning once, until just cooked through, 4 to 6 minutes total. Break fish into large chunks. Fill tortillas with slaw and fish. Serve with tartar sauce.
Cabbage and Cilantro Slaw:
Put 3 tbsp. lime juice, 2 tbsp. vegetable oil, 1/4 tsp. red chile flakes, and 1/2 tsp. kosher salt in a large bowl. Just before serving, toss with 1 bag (10 oz.) very finely shredded cabbage and 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro.
Light Chipotle Tartar Sauce:
Seed and devein 2 tbsp. canned chipotle chiles (hispanic food aisle at Safeway); rinse. in a blender, puree chiles, 8 oz. (1 cup) plain low-fat Greek yogurt, 1/4 cup sweet pickle relish, and 1/4 cup chopped onions.
I am not a calorie counter but if you would like to know.........
Per taco with 1 tbsp. sauce: 151 Calories
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Enter to WIN this lovely set of 2 Lavender filled Coastal Sachets! Printed on each Sachet is a wonderful Shell motif and saying~
5-1/2" x 8" and 3.6 oz. of Lavender in each.
The rules are simple: Each comment equals 1 entry. 4 entries max. per person.
- Leave a comment on my Blog about this GIVEAWAY.
- Become a "new follower": leave a comment that you have done this. Already a follower? Leave a comment to let me know!
- Post a link to this GIVEAWAY on your Blog. Leave another comment letting me know.
- Grab my button (top rt. corner) and add it to your Blog, and yes one more time, leave a comment to let me know!
closeups of both
WINNER will be randomly selected the old fashion way........Have 4 comments receive 4 entries, 3 comments receive 3 entries and so on. I will place each folded entry into a bowl and have my trustworthy husband, Andrew, draw the lucky winner! Drawing will be on 4th of July 2011~
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
I prefer however the small, more boutique style shops. The shops that are sometimes off the beaten path. Well these two shops are not off the beaten path but on 17th Street in Costa Mesa in a Strip Mall. Elegantly decorated and full of great stuff these 2 shops offer wide varieties of Home Decor. From Nautical findings at The Gatehouse to fine baubles and real coral at Feathers Home & Garden.
Both are located at 270 E. 17th Street in Costa Mesa!
Monday, June 6, 2011
Too much time has passed! I have been trying to get my Etsy shop off the ground and have neglected my own BLOG! UGH!!!! I have been researching all kinds of Blogs about Home Decor and design. I want to see what the "other" blogs are doing and how they do it. To tell you the truth there are a ton of very unique Blogs out there not to mention creative and down right interesting with so many articles! So, with that said, I am starting a list of my favorites.... here on my Blog. If you are a creator of Home Decor or lover of it I want to hear from you! I also want you to advertise on my Blog! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. All Blogs start off at the same starting point. The followers did not jump to 5,000+ overnite. With a little time and patience not to mention a lot of effort I hope to have a high digit following too!