I believe that I have mentioned before that I have a friend who owns an olive oil shop. Last summer she moved her shop from Seattle to the town of Snohomish, just a few miles from where I live. It's in a nice location right along the river on the main street.
I was able to help with some of the unpacking and arrangement of the shelves. It turned out so cute!
It has been so much fun having the shop nearby. My mom gave me a new cookbook for Christmas that's filled with great recipe ideas. I never knew there could be so many different flavors of oil and vinegar, and all equally delicious!
I was a little cautious at first, but now I am starting to experiment with new flavor combinations. Last night, I tried out a recipe for baked salmon with Orange flavored EVOO and Tangerine Balsamic Vinegar. It turned out pretty yummy.
A few roasted potatoes and a vegetable and dinner is served! In case you are wondering if I am eating ginormous servings, we generally eat dinner from luncheon size plates, lol!
Below is the recipe. I usually "tweek" my recipes after the first try. The Inspector really liked this so it's a keeper, so...
Note to self: I had no fresh ginger so I just used garlic, salt and pepper. Next time I will marinade the fish for extra flavor and because every oven is different I will either lower the oven temperature a bit, or shorten the baking time by a couple of minutes. I also think I would like some extra glaze to brush on the top just before serving. This would be good on the grill in the summer.
If you have your own favorite flavor combination I would love to hear it. Thanks for stopping by.
It's fun trying different flavors out. There's a fun shop near my daughter with various oils and vinegars and she often gets a little kit for me. Enjoy your experiments and tastings.ReplyDelete
Thank you. Yes, it's been fun trying new taste combinations. And it's clean and healthy eating. I have a great chicken dish I make with the Apricot Balsamic and I getting ready to try an elderberry olive oil cake that looks interesting.Delete
Congrats to your friend and this nice shop in Snohomish. We enjoy that street of shopping! It looks like a lovely shop.ReplyDelete
Snohomish if full of so many really cute and fun shops, which makes it a great place to spend time with a friend or two. You must check out the shop the next time you happen to be in the area.Delete
What a fabulous shop and how wonderful that your friend has moved near you. Such a great excuse to keep trying out those new flavours.ReplyDelete
I am starting to run out space both on my counter and in the cupboard!ReplyDelete
That looked like a very unique shop, Gloriade. Quite different from any other kind of shop! I wanted to thank you for your visits to Writing Straight from the Heart as well as for your comments. I always love to hear from you. Take care and have a wonderful week.ReplyDelete
Thank you! It's always fun to visit other blogs both here and abroad.Delete
I remember the gifts you brought me from her shop - delicious! The recipe looks quite delicious too. I hope you are having a fruitful Holy Week, and may your Easter be very joyous celebrating our Lord's Resurrection. Much love, SaraReplyDelete
Thank you Sara! May you be fully blessed as you celebrate Pascha this week.ReplyDelete
April 11, 2023 Hello Gloriade....Thanks for stopping by my blog and for commenting. Always a pleasure to see that you have visited. Congratulaitons on your new grandbaby! What a joyful thing to read about! Do you help take care of him?ReplyDelete
Not yet as my DIL is on maternity leave. I am getting in a lot of cuddles though!ReplyDelete