Melt in your Mouth …..Healthy Thursdays

The Kosher Spread of goodies that we brought from home!

The Kosher Spread of goodies that we brought from home!

LIFE is all about those

melt in your mouth moments…

where the pleasure of

doing (eating, seeing, experiencing..)

something simple

or decadent

when finally tasted

is a pure delightful

experience

 that makes you want to hold it close for a moment

so you can savor

every little flavorful nuance….

a melt in your mouth moment!

and yesterday me & my

Tunie B.

decided to take the day off

and

have just one of those kinda days.

with all the recent talk about where her daddy is? (he has been MIA for the last 8 months)

and me out of the house more than usual lately for work…

It was sorely  needed.

Despite the fridgid cold

of NYC

we met up with my favorite food blogger friends Allaya F

and spent the afternoon with her daughters

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Allaya with her daughter Lamey (she is a yum just like her name!)

having an afternoon party

at Alice’s Tea House

with our own home & store bought pastry goodies

(they charged us a plating fee  - but had no problem us bringing in our kosher food)

(they charged us a plating fee – but had no problem us bringing in our kosher food)

& their delcicious pink berry & honey vanilla Alice blend tea

How adorable is that teapot?

How adorable is that teapot?

we had a little slice of wonderland

which the girls adored!

Allaya's youngest daughter Candence (she cracked me up the entire time) contemplating the serious decision of my store bought marshmallows or her mothers yummy chocolate chip or ginger scones with a dollop of homemade lemon curd ( personally I ate everything!!!)

Allaya’s youngest daughter Candence (she cracked me up the entire time) contemplating the serious decision of my store bought marshmallows or her mothers yummy chocolate chip or ginger scones with a dollop of homemade lemon curd ( personally I ate everything!!!)

then Tunie B. & me

went to swing with the Threads

some artsy fartsy exhibit..

the first sight you are greeted with upon entrance

the first sight you are greeted with upon entrance

yes weird is hardly the word to describe this…

because I really had no idea why there were 50  swings attached to threads and

a huge sheet hanging in the middle of the NY Armory

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that also had upon entrance

a table full of pigeons with

people who were dressed like russian comunots

reading poetry in low monotone voices?

My Tunie had no clue what was going on - but she was fascinated.. spent at least 10 minutes just staring at these people & the pigeons LOL!

My Tunie had no clue what was going on – but she was fascinated.. spent at least 10 minutes just staring at these people & the pigeons LOL!

but what can I say..

it sorta worked because Tunie B. & I had quite the swinging time

a melt in your mouth

day indeed.

Tunie B. "Wipe"Ed OUT after a fun long day!

Tunie B. “Wipe”Ed OUT after a fun long day!

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And for those of you who want your own melt in the mouth experience today

you must try this new  healthy recipe I just discovered and tweaked over this past weekend.

it is truly a delicious one.

 

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Grilled Salmon Topped with Melting Cherry Tomatoes & Kale

 

adapted from an Ina Garten & Eric Ripert recipe

Ingredients:

Good Olive Oil

1 cup chopped sweet onion

3 cloves fresh garlic,  minced

1 pint (a little over 2 cups) cherry or grape tomatoes, halved

kosher salt & fresh black pepper

1 1/2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar

1 cup chopped Kale Leaves

2 tsp. dried basil or 1 1/2 tbsp. fresh basil

4 (2 inch thick) pieces of salmon fillet with skin

Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 425F

Heat 2-3 tbsp. olive oil in a medium sauté pan.  Add the onion and sauté over medium-low heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until very tender but not browned.

Add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute more. Stir in the tomatoes, 1 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. pepper and cook over medium-low heat for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the liquid evaporates and the tomato sauce thickens slightly.

After 15 minutes, add the chopped kale and mix well with the tomatoes and onions. Let cook for another 3-4 minutes on medium-low until kale is wilted.

Off the heat, stir in the vinegar and fresh basil. ( if you are using dried basil – add it when adding the kale)

set aside & keep warm

Place a large cat iron skillet pan over high heat for 5 minutes. Brush salmon all over with olive oil, sprinkle liberally with salt & pepper, and place it skin side up in the pan. Cook the fish for 3-4 minutes with out moving them, until browned. Turn the salmon skin side down with a small spatula and transfer to aluminum pan (or keep in your cast iron oven approved pan) and bake in oven for 8 minutes. (the salmon will not be completely cooked through) Remove the fish to a serving plater, cover with tin foil, and allow to rest for 5 minutes.

reheat the tomatoes & kale, season to taste, and serve hot, warm or room temperature over the salmon.