smoked salmon, cream cheese, horseradish and dill on rye

I first shared this recipe with my Basil & Salt Magazine readers over the last holiday season. It’s a rich, delicious appetizer that my guests and I have enjoyed each cocktail season. I enjoy all the recipes I’ve added to Basil, however in light of a recent health concern, it’s necessary I drastically modify my diet. What’s a food writer to do? My answer was … Continue reading smoked salmon, cream cheese, horseradish and dill on rye

Cucumber Rolls with Ham and Cheese

Ahhh. Spring. My mind immediately wanders to backyard barbecues, garden parties and outdoor festivities. In reality, spring in the northwest is a combustible combination of all four seasons, often happening at the same time. Even though Mother Nature isn’t going to cooperate and bring us warm weather right away, we are throwing a garden party. This recipe is one of my favorites not only in … Continue reading Cucumber Rolls with Ham and Cheese

Fee’s Salmon and Cream Cheese Omelet

A simple breakfast made with great ingredients is the best way to begin any day. What makes a recipe like this so marvelous is you can create different flavors with a variety of seasonal meats and vegetables from local farms and markets. When whipping up breakfast, everyone can choose their own items and personalize their omelet to taste. I substituted a bit chives for the … Continue reading Fee’s Salmon and Cream Cheese Omelet

Salmon Deviled Eggs and Crab Cakes in a Tangy Sauce

With Easter a tad further down the calendar than usual, we have a bit of extra time to prep, plan and create our menus. My traditional Easter menu has always included simple appetizers, ham and a decadent cake for dessert, however this year a change is in the wind. While I haven’t settled on a precise menu to date, I have been collecting ideas. Art de … Continue reading Salmon Deviled Eggs and Crab Cakes in a Tangy Sauce

Reel it in and serve it up; delicious salmon recipes

Fishermen and women have been lining the banks of local rivers pulling in some fabulous looking salmon this late summer season.  With so many recipes and prep methods for this tasty delight, we thought we would share a few of our favorites with you. Smoked Salmon Crisps contributed by Thomas Keller to Food and Wine.  A gorgeous appetizer with simple and delicious flavors that work … Continue reading Reel it in and serve it up; delicious salmon recipes

Lighten up with Great Salads that are good for the Bod

The holidays are full of love, laughter and great fellowship.  Spending time with friends, family and a ton of prep time in the kitchen, seems to leave very little will power when it comes to sampling every item as it heads to the table. So, for the next few days after a big celebration and backyard barbecue, it’s time to lighten up, find the fruits … Continue reading Lighten up with Great Salads that are good for the Bod

Salmon and Avocado; A fresh and delectable combination

The fresh and delicious flavors of salmon and avocados are a delectable combination.  I have gathered a few of my finest recipes using these two ingredients to prepare for an upcoming event and thankfully a couple of these will do nicely for Super Bowl weekend as well. The first is a fantastic recipe on the site of Olivedelmondo.com.  This makes approx 30 appetizers Wild Smoked … Continue reading Salmon and Avocado; A fresh and delectable combination