Monday, March 23, 2015

Sons of Anarchy - LOVED IT!

We were late jumping on the Sons of Anarchy bandwagon - Season 1 was a Christmas gift for my husband, well, right, from that first episode, we were hooked.   It wasn't broadcast on Netflix Canada, so I bought the second season, then I had a brainwave and checked my local library, they had every season and by the time we finished season 6, the final and last, season 7 was out and available there too!  

Some evenings we would watch three episodes, we talked about it the next day, I can honestly say, we have never watched a tv show and were so engrossed in it.  It's a story of a biker club in California - tough men in a violent world -  and it IS violent and gets more violent as the seasons go on.   Every episode was gripping - so many situations with the guys and their relationships!  We finished it over a week ago and we're still talking about it!!

It's not often CD's are bought in this house anymore, but had to have this collection!    The music is excellent - old songs, newer songs,  songs written specifically, for the show - the majority of them performed by The Forest Rangers.  Katy Sagal, who starred as Peg Bundy in Married with Children plays the character of Gemma, she  joins the band on a few songs, her voice is wonderful on Son of a Preacher Man.   

We thought this show was something like The Sopranos, we loved that one but we thought this one was even better!  I say "yay" to this show, I know there are a lot of people who would not care for it, but to each his own, isn't that right?  

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Made from Pinterest - Maple Pecan Salmon

I never set out to do a blog post from something I make so I apologize for not a great picture, but I wanted to share this really tasty recipe with you,  I had pinned it from Pinterest and tried it yesterday.  It's delicious - don't be put off by the picture!!  It's going to be my new salmon recipe - it might be yours too!!!

The original pin came from the blog I Love My Kids,  I didn't make any changes to the recipe.  

Maple Pecan Salmon

1/2 cup Maple Syrup - the real stuff, not Aunt Jemima

1/4 cup soy sauce

2-4 cloves, garlic, minced

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. ground black pepper


1 cup chopped roasted pecans - I didn't roast them

In the baking dish, mix the maple syrup, soy sauce, garlic, salt and pepper.  Place salmon in the dish, skin side down.    Coat with maple syrup mixture and then after 15 minutes flip over on the other side and coat with the pecans.  

Cover the dish and marinate the salmon in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F, bake salmon around 20 minutes.  Do not overcook!!  

Monday, March 2, 2015

Made from Pinterest - Country Apple Fritter Bread

It's funny how some recipes just catch your eye, I was browsing on Pinterest the other day and found Country Apple Fritter Bread, I made it right away, the picture is my loaf.   It's really good, even better a day after.  I'll definitely make it again and maybe add a little extra apple the next time.  The pin originated on this blog Baking Chocola Tess - just click on that link and it will take you to the recipe.  Give it a try, you won't be disappointed!!