Other things are more obvious, like adding an easy to read recipe card to all recipes and editing the formatting on a few blog posts that didn’t transfer over to the new layout correctly.
All these things are a bit time consuming, but I am plugging through and will get them done slowly but surely. However, the one thing that I have on my to do list that is taking the most time is updating the photos on old blog posts. I actually started doing this long before the big blog redesign, but now that the blog looks all fancy, I am driven to do it even more.
As with most bloggers, that started blogging back in the day, photography wasn’t as big of a deal as it is now. In fact there were even a number of recipe/food bloggers that didn’t share any photos of their recipes or restaurant reviews. So needless to say, some of those early photos- taken late a night with shadows and harsh florescent kitchen lights- make those delicious dishes look pretty awful.
Then I got a big girl camera, learned about natural light, photo editing, food styling and so on. My photos certainly go better, but it took some time to get really good… in fact even after all these years, I’d say I STILL have a lot to learn!
And even some of the better pictures in more recent years, were obstructed by obnoxious text overlays, because that was the thing at the time, or are really small because I didn’t know how to correctly increase the photo size within the blog post.
In my updating process and noting of photos I wanted to retake, I realized there were a number of recipes, adventures or cooking tips/how tos that I haven’t shared yet. Recipes that we LOVE and that I make all the time. Cooking tips and how tos that are essential to being successful in the kitchen; which helping YOU become a better and more efficient home cook is my main passion with this blog. And then a bunch of other fun and random stuff.
One of those recipes is this Everything Salmon. I first saw this recipe on Rachael Ray’s talk show several years ago and instantly pinned it. It seemed so easy and sounded so good… pan seared salmon topped with- get it- the seasonings you put on an everything bagel. Since bagels and salmon, well lox, go so well together, I knew this had to be a winner.
And it was!! We LOVE this Everything Salmon recipe and it is pretty much the only way I make salmon these days. So easy and always tasty, I’d say that’s a winner and a recipe worth FINALLY sharing!
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- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon each sea salt and black pepper
- 1 tablespoon olive oil or coconut oil
- 4 salmon fillets
- In a small bowl, stir together onion powder, poppy seeds, sesame seeds, garlic powder, salt and black pepper. Set aside.
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place salmon skin-side down and cook for about 3-4 minutes. Meanwhile, sprinkle a generous amount of everything seasoning on top of the salmon flesh. Flip and finish cooking for an additional 3-4 minutes, or until cooked to your desired doneness.
Note: Everything seasoning can be made ahead of time and stored in a mason jar or plastic food storage container.
Serving Suggestion: Brown rice or quinoa and Fresh Broccoli Salad or Green Bean Salad with Cranberries, Walnuts and Feta.
Adapted from Rachael Ray
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