gsp Thoughts From A Diva: 1/9/11 - 1/16/11

Thoughts From A Diva

Random images and thoughts from a misplaced Minnesota Diva trying to survive in Wisconsin.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Orange and Fennel Salad Recipe : Robin Miller : Food Network

Orange and Fennel Salad Recipe : Robin Miller : Food Network: "Ingredients

* 1 large fennel bulb, trimmed and thinly sliced
* 2 medium oranges, peeled
* 1 tablespoon olive oil
* 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
* Salt and pepper
* 2 tablespoons sweetened dried cranberries


Place the sliced fennel in a salad bowl. Slice oranges to divide flesh sections and add to bowl. Drizzle with olive oil, red wine vinegar, and salt and pepper. Toss, top with sweetened cranberries and serve.

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Citrus cured salmon recipe | Wrightfood

Citrus cured salmon recipe | Wrightfood: "Citrus Cured Salmon (recipe from The Scandanavian Cookbook)

NOTE: This recipe is for a full side of salmon. I did this with just 3/4lb of salmon - I just did 1/3 of the salt and sugar listed.

zest of 1 orange

zest of 1 lemon

1.5 cups superfine sugar

10 oz sea salt

1 side of salmon, filleted, skinned, pin bones removed

for serving: orange and lemon zest

Mix the zests together with sugar and sea salt (not the zest for serving). Rub this over the entire surface of the salmon (front and back), and wrap the fillet in a few layers of plastic wrap. Place in a dish (it might well leak liquid) and refrigerate for 3 days. (personally, I think it could be in there for much less - it was pretty firm after 3 days.. next I am going to try for two days)

Take the salmon out of the fridge after 3 days, remove the plastic wrap, and wash the fillet under cold water, to remove the cure. Wrap again in plastic wrap, and pop in the freezer for 12 hours.

Defrost the salmon in the fridge. When defrosted slice the salmon into thin slices. I like to lay the knife almost parallel to the cutting board, and just literally shave thin slices diagonally across the salmon fillet.

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Monday, January 10, 2011


Every night at work, two of my co-workers/friends play Cribbage during lunch. Last night while playing Cribbage, I was teasing one of my co-workers/friends about how much pepper he puts on his food. I had hidden the pepper from him as a joke and was teasing him about the taste of the food being better without all the pepper.

Suddenly, he says, "You're just being a bitch!"

I was STUNNED. I go out of my way to make sure I am not a bitch. To be called one just for hiding a condiment was astonishing. Our supervisor happened to be sitting at the table playing Cribbage with us. He was also stunned.

Then, the supervisor had to leave the room to take a call. While he was gone, instead of waiting for him to return and deal the cards, my co-worker picked up the cards and started shuffling them. I objected to that telling him that he should just let the cards be until the supervisor came back. I tried to tell him that I was taught not to touch the cards unless you were the dealer.

Next thing I know, he is pointing straight down at my head saying, "This is a Type A Personality" and being extremely rude about it. I felt about 2 inches tall and completely embarrassed.

I usually ride to and from work with my two co-workers, but this morning, I rode the bus home. I saw a side of him I hadn't seen before and I definitely didn't like.

Sunday, January 09, 2011

New Year...New Prospects!

Received great news at work last night!

Ever since I started back at Walmart, I have been trying to get into Store Planning. I want to go from store to store and do set-ups and remodels. It is very hard to get into this area, but I have been very persistent. Now my persistence is paying off!

I received an email last night that I am being interviewed for a Floor Project Supervisor position! Woohooo!!!

The interview will be sometime in the next two weeks and over the phone. I REALLLY want this job!