lazy Sunday afternoon

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Yesterday it was too gorgeous to stay inside.

So we headed out to the deck armed with some white wine…

and decided to grill fish for dinner.

We soaked a cedar plank…

photographs by Melissa Placzek

rubbed wild salmon with olive oil, salt and pepper…

and grilled it with lemon wedges

using THIS RECIPE as a guide…

while Jeff tended the grill, I made up some

~Creamy Tarragon Mayonnaise~

In a bowl, combine:

3 Tablespoons real mayonnaise

3 Tablespoons whole milk plain yogurt

juice and zest of 1/2 lemon

1/4 cup fresh tarragon, chopped

a couple Tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


This is a perfect accompaniment to grilled fish!

I also made some red bliss potatoes with roasted garlic,

fresh thyme, white wine and olive oil…

Just place some washed, unpeeled and halved/quartered baby bliss potatoes in a casserole pan. Place a bunch of unpeeled garlic cloves around potatoes. Drizzle with a little olive oil and dry white wine or balsamic vinegar. Sprinkle sea salt and freshly ground pepper over everything along with a little onion powder. Place fresh thyme or rosemary sprigs on top. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for an hour.

and a little romaine salad with balsamic vinaigrette…

and later, watched a favorite Audrey Hepburn movie…

How did you spend your Sunday afternoon?


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