Sunday, July 11, 2010

A Beautiful Sunset and A Wonderful Dinner...

...I'd like to share them both!!

Nancy and I have been doing our share of cleaning, decorating, and brainstorming. We've also been watching movies, poking around little shops, and eating lots of junk. We thought we'd try a new recipe...a healthy recipe...
a recipe I found in the drawer of my new kitchen!
I guess we were meant to try it...

Avocado Shrimp Salad

3 Tarragon stems; 1 Tbsp. chopped tarragon
1/2 lemon, quartered
Sea salt and black pepper
8-10 oz. shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
3 Tbsp. roasted garlic vinegar, the recipe calls for champagne vinegar but this did nicely.
2 Tbsp. chopped chives
1 Granny Smith apple, halved and thinly sliced
1 English cucumber, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
1 avocado, pitted quartered, and thinly sliced

In a medium saucepan, bring 3 cups of water, tarragon stems, lemon, 1/4 tsp. salt, 1/4 tsp. pepper to a boil.

Remove from heat, add shrimp and poach until opaque, about 3 minutes. Transfer shrimp to a plate (discard everything else) and refrigerate to cool.

In a bowl whisk together the oil, vinegar, chives, tarragon, 1/4 tsp. salt, and pepper to taste.

Add shrimp, apple, and cucumber, and toss to coat.

Add avocado and serve...

After dinner we felt fortified enough to paint the frames on some pictures...

...let me rephrase that, I watched Nancy paint some frames...

I did hang some pictures...

{Nancy helped though}

Tomorrow will be spent at the painting, no hanging, and no cooking...
just sand and surf...

For more beautiful mosaics, visit MARY at...


  1. Boogieboard CottageJuly 11, 2010 at 11:35 PM

    What beautiful sunset mosaic, and thanks for the yummy dinner idea! Mary

  2. Stunning sunsets. Dinner look yummy! Take care.

  3. Loved the sunset but that dinner looks divine! Thanks for the suggestion.

  4. The photos of the sunset are spectacular. Oh, what a gorgeous view. I love sunsets.

    And thank you so much for sharing the shrimp recipe. I love shrimp, too. Yum.

    Hope you have a wonderful day,

  5. Gorgeous mosaic of sunsets and that salad looks scrumptious.

    Have a fabulous day at the beach!

  6. Oh what a gorgeous mosaic! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful images at MM. :)

  7. Food for the soul and food for the palate - who needs more!

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