Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Passion for cooking

Aside from swimming, cycling and running, the other hobby that I most enjoy doing is cooking. I never thought I was going to be a 'foodie' however, I so enjoy being creative in the kitchen, so this evening I whipped up a delicious salmon dish. The salmon was supposedly wild Alaskan, rather than farm raised, which I purchased from Ada's Natural Market in Ft. Myers.  In any event, I don't want to get into a discussion on which is better, farm or wild, so here is the dish I prepared this evening:

Roasted salmon (I don't have a grill yet) with saute' zucchini, roasted thyme potatoes, and a lemon caper, butter, cilantro cream sauce. 

The sauce was really to die for!  I would have added white wine if I had it.  I made a rue, then added juice from one lemon, capers, garlic, cilantro, a little more butter, and a dob of sour cream, plus S & P.  I thinned out the sauce with chicken broth, but would have rather used white wine. It was delicious! 

Sear the salmon on a flat pan, then put the pan in the oven. Slice the potatoes thin and coat them with EVOO or an oil of your choice, and season with thyme, salt and pepper, and place on cooking stone ware.   The zucchini was simply saute'd with butter, salt, pepper and oregano. 

Swimming this week is a little less than usual. Monday's AM workout was a mish mash of what the coach gave me, and what I came up with:

300  (75 free/ 25 back)
4  x 75 50 drill/25 swim @ 1'
6 x 50 kick with fins
12 x 50 descend @ :55
Main: 4 times
200 Pull @ 2:50
100 FAST @ :130
4 x 25 moderate - fast @ :30
cool 250

Tuesday AM practice: (my design)
600 swim
4 x 50 (switchers) @ 1:00 (fly/back - back/br - br/free - free/fly)
125 (100 IM/25 free)
4 x 50 (25 stroke IM order/25 free)
150 (100 IM/50 free)

4 x 50 (25 strokeIM order/ 25 free)
175 (100IM/ 75 free)
4 x 50 (Im order by 50)
200 IM
4 x 50 Free 
Cool 250

Wednesday  - Yoga on Lanai and picking out wallpaper with mom, plus a short ride on the busy streets of Del Prado during rush hour.  (need to reconsider other options for 5pm ride)

Thursday - AM will be:

200 swim
200 pull
100 kick 
6 x 75 IM drill @ 1:20

20 x 100
# 1-4
25 fly/75 free
50 fly/50 free
75 fly/25 free
100 fly
# 5-8
same with back
 same with breast
#13 - 16
all free
# 17 - 20
Coo 200 

Happy Laps!

I am looking forward to the construction of our pool. It will be a nice welcome to the home. All the indoor designs and decorations are looking exquisite, if I do say so myself!

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