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Weekending: The One About The Food

Whooooooosh. That was the sound of this weekend zooming by – wow, that was a quick one. And the highlights of this weekend, from Friday night right until Sunday night? All about food. Let me show you.

mango salsa for carole knits

On Friday night I made this delicious mango salsa. I cobbled the recipe together from a few different versions I found on the interwebs. I wound up with 2 peeled and chopped mangos, a couple of chopped scallions, 1/2 of a chopped red bell pepper, a handful of cilantro, and the juice of 1/2 of a lime. It was so delicious!

After we ate that I cooked – for the first time ever – ahi tuna. I found it at our local Costco and it looked so good I couldn’t resist buying it. I marinated it for a little bit in some soy sauce, sesame oil, fresh grated ginger and chopped scallions. When I was ready to cook it I patted it dry and coated it with sesame seeds and then pan seared it in a cast iron fry pan for a minute on each sides and 15 seconds on each of the edges. I served it with sliced avocado and we gobbled it right up with our chop sticks. It was fantastic. As in, I sort of want to go to Costco every day now and buy tuna and cook it exactly like this.

On Saturday night, Dale had a band job so I met up with Jo-Ann and Anne for a girl’s night of sushi at our favorite local sushi restaurant, Tatami. We had edamame, of course, and we each picked 2 different rolls to share. Our favorite was one that was almost like sushi bruschetta. The rice was wrapped in seaweed and flattened and fried and then topped with salmon, tuna, avocado, tomatoes, onions and mango. So delicious and really different than a typical sushi roll.

On Sunday afternoon we drove to the Cape to celebrate our friend Doreen and Mark’s son’s high school graduation. We all had an amazing dinner at The Ocean House.

dale and carole ocean house

Dale and I took a selfie for ya.

tuna tartar ice cream cones

Doreen and I shared these adorable and utterly wonderful tuna tartar ice cream cones.


And Dale and I shared oysters. They were so fresh and flavorful with just a dollop of cocktail sauce and a nice fresh squeeze of lemon.


Dale had steak. It was a special and I can’t even remember all of the wonderful things on that plate along with steak but it was a great combination of textures and flavors.


I had scallops. Pan seared on a bed of bacon and kale fried rice. Yep. A-maze-ing.

So yeah, the highlights of my weekend are all about food. As in, I sort of feel like all I did was kill time between meals from Friday until Sunday night. Of course, I spent that time doing good stuff like reading, knitting, taking photos of an adorable one year old, going for a walk with Dale, and hanging out with some of my favorite people in the whole world.

All of that combined to make a wonderful weekend.


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  1. Oh, my. That looks so FABulous. What a tasty weekend! (Those cones. . .) (And now I want to head to Costco for some tuna.)

  2. Your weekend of food looks fantastic and all your time with friends sounds like heaven. I had a lovely weekend with many different friends and it was all so calming, peaceful and beautiful. I don’t want that time to end, but the work week is hear and I will live on the memories.

  3. At last, a food post that does not make me rush to the fridge; if it’s raw, it’s not for me. But I’ll see your sushi and tuna, and raise you a lobster club from a local restaurant. It sounds sacrilegious but it’s not because you can eat out the lobster with a fork and still have a delicious BLT left to pick up in your hands!

  4. Yummmm! Love, love, love mango salsa and envythe great seafood on your side of the states!

  5. …and happy Monday to you, too! 😉 all the food sounds and looks delicious. as does everything else you managed to squeeze in between the meals.

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