11 July, 2010


Well, this was no leisurely Sunday dinner. When Hubby got out of bed this morning he suggested a little day trip to Banff. His aching bones and sore neck were calling for a soak in the Hot Springs. And his tummy was calling for his favourite eggs benny at Bison. So I put my massive Sunday to do list aside and we loaded up.

Just one quick stop at the market for my special order Tonka Beans from Silk Road Spice Merchants! Oh, and mango lassi for the girls and coffee for him.

We had a great time! Brunch on the upstairs patio, a walk along the Bow River (and partially in it), and a not very leisurely soak in the pool. Hmm, the girls don't quite get the soak concept yet. It was a great day and certainly worth the frantic evening upon our return.

Thankfully, I did think ahead and took out some fish to defrost before we left the house. We picked up a box of fish from Dor-Bel Fine Foods when we went to the inaugural Kingsland Farmers Market. They sell all Ocean Wise fish from the West Coast. I didn't have a clue what Hubby actually took out this morning, so it was all a surprise. As we drove into town I took a mental inventory of the remaining groceries in the house to come up with something.

Hubby told me that it didn't have to be fancy. In my world this doesn't qualify because it took about 10 minutes, but it sure sounds fancy.  

Roasted Sablefish with Cherry Tomatoes.

Chop a clove of garlic, pick some oregano from the garden. Turn on oven to broil. Take a hot pan. Add a bit of olive oil. When the oil is hot add your fish, flesh side down. Leave it for a minute or two until it is sealed and you can easily flip it without sticking. Toss in the garlic, add the dregs of a bottle of white wine. Once that has reduced a bit toss in a pint of cherry tomatoes, the oregano, and season. Place it in the oven for 5 minutes or so. Serve with linguini.

Oh, and the rest of the family had some fresh peas with feta and mint, but I did not touch those. We know how I feel about peas.


Julie said...


Fareen said...

That looks great!

Vincci said...

Sounds like fun! Brian and I are thinking about going to Banff next Saturday for Park's Day (free admission!)

Jessica said...

I am amazed at your concept of "not fancy!" To me, that means bean burgers with baked fries...lol!

Sounds like everyone had a great load of fun. Sometimes you just have to get away...I'll bet you didn't have a hard time setting aside that massive todo list!


Charmian @Christie's Corner said...

Sounds fancy to me.

And I'm dead jealous of your trip to Banff. One of my favourite places on earth.

kate said...

It looks wonderful! I found you through Simplemom (my new favorite life line to keeping my sanity these days!). I am going to buy some canning goods today as well, and am anxious to try some of your great tips! I'll be back for sure!