French Fridays with Dorie - Salmon with Basil Tapenade

Friday, July 20, 2012


This has not been my week. Clearly. I can see it, you can see it, even my cat can see it - by the way it has not been her week either, after a visit to the vet, two shots in the backside, complete four paw pedicure and a bath, I am pretty sure she is devising a plan to chock me in my sleep !!


In the course of making this dish I broke a pan and a plate, spilled half of the tapenade on the floor and overcooked burned the salmon. Dorie's recipe was very good. The mess in my kitchen is definitely not her fault. I blame my "Jabba the Hut Ego" who's been pretty active this past week, disorganising my thoughts, paralysing my brain and my hands!

For me cooking is completely in sync with my emotions. You can taste my joy in a sweet (always sugar free) cocoa mousse and my confusion in a half burned roasted salmon like this one today...

To see how other bloggers made the Salmon with Basil Tapenade, check out French Fridays with Dorie where we make recipes from Dorie Greenspan's Around my French Table.

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  1. Maria, we all have those days! I hope things turn around quickly. I'm glad you still posted - it's nice that we're abruptly reminded that we're human once in awhile.

    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you so much Susan! This whole week has been a bit crazy for me but hopefully it will get better soon!

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  2. Kudos for going through with the recipe anyway!

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    1. Thank you Yummy Chunklet! You rock!

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  3. Oh, yeah...yesterday was one of those days for me. I was ready to chuck the whole blog...LOL. I'm glad you were able to make the salmon...it was good!

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    1. Thanks Lizzy! Yes, it was a good recipe, I will try it again someday when then gods of cooking are more favourable on me!

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  4. Hopefully, things will run more smoothly this week! Kudos for preparing the salmon in the midst of mayhem and taking some interesting pictures!

    Have a good weekend!

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    1. Thank you Andrea! The pictures were indeed interesting ha ha I spent 1 hour trying to figure out how to hide the whole catastrophe lots of special effects were used but no small animals were hurt during the process :) :)

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  5. Oh Maria it happens to us all! For me its more likely to be the blogging issues than the cooking ones but I've had my share in the kitchen too:)

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    1. Blogging, cooking everything has been out of sync this past week! Thank so much for your kind words and support :) :)

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  6. We all have daya like this - hugs. Good on you for soldiering on with the recipe. I am sure your cat has forgiven you ;)

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    1. Thank you very much for the support !!! I bribed her with a double dose of her favourite tuna can today and I think she has forgiven me... she is lying right beside me purring right now...this is always a good sign. :) :)

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  7. To echo the sentiments of those above - we definitely all have those days. So kudos for hanging in there :-)
    Hope your world is a little more even keeled today.

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    1. Thank you Cher! Things are looking better...at least I did not break anything else, even though I spilled the new batch of olive tapenade I made today AGAIN!!!! Oh! I think it is not meant to be for me to eat the whole thing or my kitchen floor is seriously craving it and pulls it down. There is no other explanation!!!!

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