Fish Tacos for Tuesday


Tuesday is a tricky dinner day.  Since it falls in the awkward beginning-middle of the week, my criteria is usually 1) What is quick? 2) What is easy? 3) What did I buy over the weekend that needs to be used up asap? This week I had vegetables, fish and a spring in my step because the weather has been so deliciously warm.  I was inspired to make something summery and something that my husband would love. (I usually save the more interesting, flavorful exciting complicated dishes for weekends, and do old standbys during the week, but this Tuesday I was up for a new dish).  What do you make with pepper, mango, avocados and fish? Fish Tacos!

This is a great recipe for people who don’t like measuring. In fact, I won’t give you any measurements at all, just estimates, and trust me, it will still turn out great!

Take one Mango and one Avocado and chop into small pieces. Add juice of a Lime, a splash of Olive Oil, dash of Salt, dash of Black Pepper, sprinkle of Red Pepper Flakes.  Dice 1/2 a Red Onion and 1/2 a Red Bell Pepper. Salsa done!

Next take the Fish (mahi mahi, pollock, or tilapia all would work) and cut into 1 inch cubes. Roll in Corn Meal and pan fry in olive oil about 5-7 minutes, until flaky.  You can add some pepper or other spices to the fish for a bit of kick if you like.

Then just slap it all together in a taco shell, with maybe some lettuce for crunch and it will taste great. This will definitely go into my dinner repertoire as a crowd (crowd of two, at least) pleaser! Yay Tuesday!


Winter Accessories in Summer Colors

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Let’s play a little apparel game!  I’m going to list several items of clothing and you tell me to what season they belong…

Blazer.  Pumps.  Scarf.

Did you guess Autumn? Winter? Well, you would not be wrong, but Spring and Summer are also correct.  With the advent of air conditioning, and current popularity of vivid colors, traditionally cool weather garb is now fair game in the most humid of months.

I work in an office setting where sitting many hours a day can be the norm.  On the one hand, I’m assuming this is terrible for my posture.  On the other, it leaves open the option to wear many great ‘sitting’ shoes.  (There are two kinds of shoes – sitting, and walking.  Walking shoes are those comfy flats you know you can trek to the train and back in.  Sitting shoes are those adorable slingbacks  with the altitudinous heels that look amazing until you attempt to stand up!)  While I often opt for sandals in summer, neon and patterns add some sunny flair to a pair of pumps.

Let’s talk jackets.  I know, I know, wearing a jacket in summer sounds crazy, but hear me out on this one.  Choosing a blazer or a jacket with the right bright hue will make a formerly winter look fit right in during August.  Throw in a beautiful, jazzy scarf like this kaleidoscopic silk (gift from my sister!) and you can’t be beat by the heat.



Blazer by Forever 21. Calvin Klein scarf.  Shoes by Nine West.