smørrebrød sandwich with smoked salmon

Marin Mama dinner, lunch, sandwiches, seafood 12 Comments

smoked salmon and horseradish smorrebrod sandwich (1 of 1)-4

I  know what you’re thinking, what the heck is smørrebrød, right?  Well, I had to look it up as well, but basically smørrebrød is quite simply a Danish open-faced sandwich, basically a sandwich that has bread on the bottom, but not on the top (btw, Zoe had to show me how to make those cool ø’s).  We’ve all seen one of these sandwiches before, but who knew it had a special name right?  I’m not sure how to pronounce it, so please don’t ask when you see me.  So this was the sandwich that John saw in the recent issue of Bon Appetit and asked me to make along with the minty pea soup.  It was his post-birthday week dinner, so …

chipotle shrimp tacos

Marin Mama dinner, Mexican, sauces, seafood, tacos 11 Comments


My friend Em wrote an amazing post on intuition and health and it got me thinking that we do tend to take our health for granted till it’s not there.  I know that when I’m feeling sick I crave feeling good again, I miss it, and when I do feel good again I feel so grateful and strong.  Health, love, peace and safety are my top priorities in life.  I feel blessed knowing my family is in great health, that I have lots of love and friends in my life and that I have a beautiful home that keeps my family and I warm and safe.  We can all get caught up wishing and looking for the next and greatest …

salmon with almond-lime yogurt sauce

Marin Mama dinner, sauces, seafood 8 Comments


Last week was a much-needed rest from the chaos of life.  It was a week full of sleeping in, cooking up new recipes, play dates for the kids (and me) and just all around relaxing.  It gave me a glimpse of what summer will be like, and I liked it! The only downer was that it was spring break and it felt like winter break.  Remember these pics from our February ski week?Well, there was none of that going on over this past week.  We were in our winter garb and raincoats until Saturday.  When I took this picture of the salmon above, the wind was gusting, it was 50 degrees and the parsley leaves were blowing everywhere (I took this …