Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Salmon Dip

I don't think I've posted this recipe before, but the spirit's moving me now. I've been up for the past hour, since 5 a.m., prepping food for the day since supper doesn't make itself and I'm committing the Great Wednesday Runaround. So I'm pulling chickens out of the freezer, peeling potatoes, mulling over veggies - as well as packing for the trip.

One of the things on my list was this salmon dip, more for the travel portion of the day than the supper end. It's tasty protein, portable, and gluten-free. I find travelling GF to be a pain in the knickers. With rice-crackers, this stuff is marvellous. I got the recipe from my sister-in-law, and I don't know where she got it, but I'm forever grateful.

So -

1 brick cream cheese
1 tin salmon
zest and juice of 1/2 a lemon
generous dusting of dill
fresh ground black pepper

Mix. Eat with rice crackers.

Actually, I don't use the pepper anymore, as it seems to annoy my body into constant hunger, but it's still very good without it.

And now for something completely different...

Someone told me the other day that she rarely blows her nose, maybe two or three times a year. (Context is everything, folks, and my lips are sealed.) My gaster was flabbered! In this house the walls ring from first light to last with the honking and skirling of our sinuses. I mean, not constantly, but you know, at regular intervals. And when someone arouses the somnolent dust bunnies under the furniture, the forests suffer our nasal wrath.

Now you know I hate to get personal, but can anyone one else here make a claim to blowing his/her nose a mere 2-3 times a year? It's in the cause of science, my dears.


Deb said...

The salmon dip sounds good and easy.

As for your research question, I can't seem to live without a box of tissues handy. No major honking, just a constant little drip. I can't keep ahead of the dust in the house, so that's probably why.

Mercutio said...

The dip does sound tasty.
Typically, I avoid black pepper in favor of red. I read somewhere long ago that you can get the health benefits of pepper from red and green without the stomach upset that can come with black or white. Not sure if it's true or not, but it does add a bit of color. Although, granted, color is really not so much of an issue if you happen to vomit. Unless, perhaps, it is a holiday of some sort, the type that is regulated by a color scheme. Would hate for the Halloween vomit to look to Christmassy.

I honk on occasion, maybe once a month or so.
I'm sure (sort of) that it has nothing to do with the pepper.

Jim said...

Well that recipe looks simply delicious and I'm looking forward to trying it with Peggy's Kefir Cheese (a thick creamy yogurt-like cheese) substituted for the cream cheese.

As for the nose-blowing, I don't find it to be necessary more than once or twice a week unless I'm breathing in some nastiness like the sanding dust from the floors I'm working on right now.

But I do something regularly that people(including my wife)seem to think of as weird.

When I shower, once every month or so, as needed (no sense in wasting water), I suck water in through my nose to clear out my sinuses, which seems to keep everything clear & free.

Madcap said...

Morning Deb - Yeah, good and EASY. I like things that go from idea to mouthful in 10 minutes or less!

Mercutio - Erm. I'll try not to think about all that the next time I make a batch...

Jim - let me know how it goes with the different cheese! As for the other thing, it sounds like using a neti pot, without the pot. I think CG recommends it for allergies, but I can't quite bring myself to try it yet!

clairesgarden said...

runny nose mostly in the cold wind, and we gets lots of cold wind......

Madcap said...

Morning Claire,

Oh, that cold wind... we get a lot of that here, too. For me it more troubles my eyes, and then I'm squirting tears all over my glasses and blind myself.