Tuesday, September 6, 2011


Feasting by susanvg
Feasting, a photo by susanvg on Flickr.
I spent years as a single mother cooking for an unappreciative audience. I shouldn't say unappreciative - just young people with an as yet uneducated palates. Now they are young adults. My son has become an excellent cook, surpassing my skills, so it was fun to invite him over to dinner and present him with this stuffed trout with mango cucumber dill salsa. The trout was stuffed with a mixture of spinach, portobello mushrooms and dill. It was a great success. Even he had little to offer in the way of suggestions for improvement.

The recipe came from a cookbook by Anne Lindsay. Accompaniment included 3 colours of new potatoes tossed with olive oil and dill and a stirfry of zucchini, 3 colours of peppers with garlic and rosemary. This was followed by a salad and then sorbet with fresh berries. Three day weekends make it so much easier to entertain!


  1. Tiy can come and cool at my house ANY time.

    I am very appreciative.


  2. The trout dish is visually appealing and must be so delicious. Susan, you’re a great cook. You’re the happy mom with a son who appreciates your cooking and can cook well now. If love means to make people happy, cooking is one of the best ways to show our love... with a hint of love sprinkled. Have happy days ahead.


  3. That fish looks like a masterpiece and the salsa sounds so fresh and appealing. Being a terrible cook, I delight in what other's can concoct.