Monday, August 16, 2010

Somersaults, Salmon and Chardonnay

Lately, I've decided I need to "try something new" every day.

Last week, I had a water balloon fight with my kids. At one point, I had to be a non-moving target for Jennifer, the youngest, since she was getting frustrated not being able to hit anyone with her water balloons. We had lots of laughs. And I was soaked.

Another night, after watching the movie Step Up 3 with my kids, we were walking back to my place, and we were dancing in the parking lot. Anna, my middle child, was laughing, embarrassed by my attempts at dancing. But it was fun. I wouldn't have done that...probably before being diagnosed with cancer. It's funny how it changes you. Jennifer and I jumped on a park bench, leaped from it, and we all skipped, danced and enjoyed lots of giggles and laughter.

Yesterday I did a somersault.

When was the last time I did a somersault?
A head over heels tumble
A heels over head routine
Forwards, backwards, sideways, in the air
In my room
On the grass
In a crowd
Dizzy, disoriented, confused
Tumble through air
Stick the landing
No more fear
Cartwheel next

This is one of the easiest recipes I've made in a long time. And right now, my life demands easy. With three kids, their activities and camps, work, blog, restaurant reviewing, and all the other stresses on my time, cooking dinner at home lately isn't first on my list. But I'd make this recipe again. My sister sent it to me after she'd made it many times for family and friends. It comes from the July 2006 edition of Gourmet, and it's a keeper.

Recipe for Grilled Salmon with Lime Butter Sauce

Recipe for Lime Butter Sauce

Recipe for Grilled Corn with Herbs

This salmon paired well with Inniskillin's Winemaker's Series 2008 Chardonnay (LCBO/Vintages #105379 $16.95) that was medium-bodied, with a touch of oak but not buttery.

When was the last time you did a somersault or danced in a parking lot?

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    foodiePrints said...

    Last time I did a "somersault" in the parking lot?

    If you mean random expressions of extreme glee, does splashing in puddles, after I realized there's no point trying to stay dry in a storm, count? If so, Sunday :)

    Good to hear you're dancing in the parking lot with your daughters! These are memories that stick!

    Unknown said...

    Cancer? Oh no! When did that happen. Wishing you the best!

    Kayte said...

    I can so see you doing all those things and thinking of even more. The girls are great ages to keep it going for you with silliness and fun! We all need more silliness and fun! Next up: Fly a kite. This meal looks wonderful and delicious and thanks for the recommendation of the wine. Hugs, always...

    Eliana said...

    I need to take a page out of your book because it sounds like you are having a lot of fun.