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July 31, 2012


Linda L in TN

When I lived in Alaska we used to can the salmon. Sounds intimidating but it is really not and the canning rig was not terribly expensive at that time. With that said, love the cards & tags, love Simple Stories, but REALLY want to know about that ribbon. WHERE did you get it???? Pleeez share...

Alice Golden

My boys love salmon... but only if I use this recipe: seriously, this has turned more fish-haters around, give it a try and see what you think. Every time i try to use a different recipe, they will say "this is good, but not as good as that OTHER one with the miso-glaze".

Lovely projects.. and I'm dying to know about that gorgeous ribbon too. :)


Love what you created with that pretty patterned line, especially the cute jar tag.


I adore autumn and this collection has the best of it!

I'm not much of a fish person, either, but if you broil some salmon, put this over it:
1/4Cup light mayonnaise
1 Tbsp. skim milk
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh dill
1 small tomato, chopped
1 tsp lemon pepper seasoning/marinade

Sheri E.

Must get some of that line.

I hear the call for recipes:
Larry’s Salmon Fajita’s
1 ¼ Salmon fillets, boned, skinned, cut in 1 “ cubes
1 thin sliced onion 6 oz.
2 T. Lemon Juice
1 t. gr. Cumin
1 t. minced fresh Ginger
1 ½ t. hot sauce
1/8 t. hot chili flakes
Mix, cover, chill for 10 minutes.
Shred 4 large Romaine lettuce leaves
Chop tomato
Heat 12” skillet, cook salmon mixture until fish opaque, about 6 min.
Serve immediately. Wrap in tortillas. Add tomato, lettuce, sour cream to taste

I don't know who Larry is. :)

Sheri E.

Salmon with Creamy Lime Dressing
Makes 4 servings

Lime Dressing:
¼ cup honey
1 cup nonfat plain yogurt
¼ cup fresh lime juice
1 T minced fresh ginger
1 T minced garlic
1 T minced fresh mint

4 5-ounce salmon steaks or fillets
16 seedless grapes, sliced in ½

To make dressing: Combine the honey, yogurt, lime juice, ginger, garlic and mint in a glass bowl and whisk until creamy. Set half of the dressing aside to serve with the cooked salmon.

To make salmon: Coat the salmon steaks or fillets with the remaining dressing and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Bake the salmon for about 20 minutes, or until it flake easily with a fork.
Warm the remaining dressing in a small pan on low for about 3-5 minutes while the salmon is cooking.
Sprinkle the sliced grapes over the salmon and serve the salmon with extra dressing on the side.

Adapted from Gayle’s Feel Good Foods by Gayle Reichler.

Sheri E.

And one more:
Salmon with Mango Salsa

2 Lg mangos-cubed
2 T. red onion, chopped
1 T. fresh cilantro, chopped
1 T. fresh lime juice

4-6 oz Salmon fillets, salt, butter, lime whatever you want
Oil broiler, Broil 6-8 minutes until flakes.


A very simple reice is to cut thin slices and put them in wraps with crean cheese and snippets of lettuce. Add some dill if you want....

On to your projects:) The colors of fall are gorgeous and I ove the use of them in these patterned papers and embellishments. Gorgeous...

jan m

My son cooked his fresh caught salmon nice and easy on the grill with a little olive oil, salt and pepper. It was very tasty!

Love your little house card!

Patty O'Malley

Sweet set! Love that bow. Salmon is a favorite of mine--love it grilled.

Leigh Penner

I saw a preview for Harvest Lane on their blog and was instantly in love! Great projects using it, Melis!


Hi Melissa,

I'm from Alaska and we would always have a freezer full of halibut and favorite ways to prepare halibut are beer battered (you can buy a boxed mix) and Halibut Olympia (don't have a recipe available, but I'm sure it's easy to find online)..salmon was always trickier for me - usually baked it with lemon, garlic, dill, a bit of butter, salt, pepper, etc...we live in TN now and I sure miss having a stocked freezer..:-)
Love the projects! Can't wait to grab some of that collection.


o that salmon sounds wonderful...grilled salmon on the grill either in foil with lemon or on a wood plank with maple glaze is heavenly and o so easy...i can taste it already!!


Delightful projects Melissa and I am in love with the sweet burlap ribbon!!

Renee VanEpps

Ohhhh my mouth is watering...I LOVE Salmon!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sure hope you aren't the one that has to clean all that!!
Love the sweet box and the colors in that Simple Stories collection. Thanks for the link to where to buy the ribbon, it's gorgeous!

Ruth G

Sweet projects! The colors are so very wonderful and I love how you used the images!!! Fun!!! I love Salmon and other fish, too, but alas I'm the only one in my family who will eat it so I have no recipes to share:-( Enjoy the yummy fresh fish!!!!

Lynn Put

Oh my goodness, such beautiful projects using these new goodies! I'm a huge sucker for anything fall and your projects have a wonderful fall feel to them with the warm colors, patterns and accents!

Hope you enjoy all of the fish your hubby brought home!

Jill Norwood

My mouth is watering for fish Melissa! In the summer we always put the fish in a foil packet with a bit of brown sugar, garlic, onions, lemon slices plus the juice of a lemon and dill or other fresh or dried herb seasonings. You let it slow cook on the grill and it is so yummy!

Love this fall collection and your adorable projects! I love simple stories! And the ribbon is divine!


I've lived in Alaska 30 years now. I'll gather up some popular recipes for both and send them your way. I brine and smoke our salmon so we can enjoy it all winter. It's really the only way I like it. ;)

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