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Recipe: Salmon Dinner

Description: The lemon spritz makes it special.

Game ingredients: Salmon, Kale, Amaranth

This recipe restores 125 energy and 56 health. It can be obtained from Gus after reaching 3 hearts, and sells for 300g. 

Difficulty: Easy, 30 minutes. Serves 3.

Never had kale nor amaranth prior to this. Quite the learning experience. 

Salmon:
-3 fillets of thawed salmon
-1 lemon
-1 tablespoon olive oil
-1 tablespoon rosemary
-½ tablespoon salt
Kale:
-150g (about half a head) of kale
-½ cup vegetable broth
-½ teaspoon garlic powder
-3 tablespoons olive oil
-salt and pepper to taste
Amaranth:
-1 cup amaranth*
-3 cups water
-salt, to taste

*Although it might be cheaper where you are, amaranth up here was $9/lb. I recommend using rice, couscous, or quinoa instead, depending on your taste and budget. 
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Place the salmon fillets in a small casserole dish and dust with the salt. Cut the lemon into thin slices and place on top of the salmon, and then sprinkle with the rosemary and drizzle with olive oil. Bake the casserole dish, uncovered, for 20 minutes or til done. 

In a saucepan, bring the cups of water to a boil, and then add the amaranth. Cover and simmer on medium-low for 20 minutes. If using rice, couscous, or quinoa instead, follow the directions on the packaging. 

Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over high heat with the garlic powder. Chop up the kale into about 2 inch pieces and place in the pan. Add the broth and stir to combine, and then place a lid on and cook for about 5 minutes over medium-high. Remove the lid and cook for another 3 to 5 more minutes or til all the water has evaporated, stirring frequently. Season with salt and pepper.

Plate and serve hot.

The kale comes through with a very strong flavour and a pleasant texture. The salmon flakes easily and the lemon and rosemary add a nice touch, both flavour and presentation-wise. Having never had amaranth before, I expected it to be more like rice, but instead it was a bit like a gooey porridge, but the light nutty flavour and soft yet grainy texture was quite nice. 

-SVR

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This is the inaugural rosé from the awesome humans at Retro Cellars. Only 25 cases made so get on it! Tart raspberries, cranberries, strawberries, and even a hint of apple cider notes on the nose. Sweet cherries and macerated strawberries (almost strawberry jam-like) on the palate with tart cranberry acidity and a hint of fruit leather. This isn’t a simple sip it and forget it rosé - this is some serious stuff. Clocking in at 14%, this rosé has as much boozy fun as a full-bodied red wine. 

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It occurred to me that Andrei is forever watched by this plush ducky when he exercises.

….. CONSTANT WATCHING.

Artyom did the laundry himself like a good egg.

He’s much better about being clean than his father.  … not to say that Andrei is a SLOB so much as he’s just…. male.  And a sim.  Artyom has no “clean” traits, yet he likes his surroundings neat.  It was a constant problem that he wanted to clean his university surroundings when one of my personal rules was NOT to touch shit all that wasn’t completely his (his own room).  xD

Triggered by Everard.  Feels.

anonymous asked:

How about male farmer and Leah doing some art piece together? (nsfw is ok)

They had a game. He would send her a sketch. It could be anything, even a scribble. But he did it every week without fail. He didn’t know what she was going to do with his scribbles on scratch paper, but she said she had a gift for him.

On the night of his birthday, Leah presented him with a binder. He raised an eye curiously, not sure what it was, but opening it anyway. His eyes went wide as he realized what it was.

Every page was one of his scribbles, but she had taken it and drawn magnificence. Some where pictures of the town, some were abstract, but they were all beautiful, and they all used his scribbles as a base.

“It’s beautiful,” he said, looking at her like she was one of the works of art. Leah smiled, and kissed his nose.