My inner foodie was hungry for a food-related post (please pardon my terrible, awful pun), so I thought I’d share an easy, summery recipe with you. Yesterday evening I made a really delicious meal of pan-fried Pangasius fillets and a tomato, shallot, and bell pepper salad with balsamic dressing. Yummm!


Erick loved the salad (and the fish, but the salad was definitely the star), so I thought I’d give you the (somewhat approximate) recipe.

Cherry Tomato Salad with Balsamic Dijon Vinaigrette

For the salad: 

1 pint of halved cherry or grape tomatoes

2 chopped shallots

1/2 finely sliced large yellow (or any colour, really) bell pepper

For the vinaigrette:

100 ml olive oil

75 ml balsamic vinegar (you can add more if you prefer more bite)

1 tbsp chopped chives

1 1/2 tsp chopped rosemary (basil or oregano would also be yummy)

1 minced large garlic clove

2 1/2 tsps of Dijon mustard (more if you prefer)

salt and pepper to taste

approximately 1 1/2 tsps of sugar

Emulsify everything and pour it over your salad! For best results, let it marinate for an hour or two. Enjoy!

Quick update on the thread-wrapped jar front: here they are, all lit up!


Don’t they look purdy? 🙂 I love ’em! I can’t speak to how completely effective they are at dispelling mosquitos, but I didn’t get bitten during while they were lit, so that, to me, is success!

See you on Saturday for some chair makeover action! Have a great week!


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