• THE 12 MOST CONTAMINATED FRUITS AND VEGETABLES, 15 CLEANEST Salmon with Gin, Tomatoes, Shallots, Lemon and Capers; Recipe Below West Coast Elephant Seals and Coastline, Paso Robles Wines Skin Care Special: ALL Sunscreens 15% Off, Don’t Burn Your Skin! Summer Hours Closing at 3pm on Fridays; Employee Family and Fun Time

    Mused after visiting Paso Robles to do wine tasting and visiting the beautiful coastline. Located in mid-California, the quiet area has over 200 wineries. Restaurants and locals were great. The elephant seals were there and we also visited the Hearst Castle with its magnificent pool. Highly recommend it if you enjoy wine tasting.


    WASH YOUR FRUITS AND VEGETABLES!!! The take home message of this Musing. Annually the Environmental Working Group (EWG) releases a list of the most dirty and clean fruits and vegetables. The FDA and USDA analyzed 47,510 samples of 46 fruits and vegetables and found them ALL positive for trace pesticides. A senior toxicologist for EWG states that “what ends up on one list versus the other reflects how the produce is grown. Avocados aren’t pesticide intensive, while strawberries grow close to the ground and have a lot of pests.”

    (Did You Know? 75% of all conventional fresh produce sampled had residues of potentially harmful pesticides.)

    The Dirty Dozen:
    1. Strawberries
    2. Spinach
    3. Kale, collard, mustard greens
    4. Grapes
    5. Peaches
    6. Pears
    7. Nectarines
    8. Apples
    9. Bell and hot peppers
    10. Cherries
    11. Blueberries
    12. Green beans

    The Clean Fifteen:
    1. Avocados
    2. Sweet corn
    3. Pineapple
    4. Onions
    5. Papaya
    6. Sweet peas (frozen)
    7. Asparagus
    8. Honeydew melons
    9. Kiwi
    10. Cabbages
    11. Watermelon
    12. Mushrooms
    13. Mangoes
    14. Sweet potatoes
    15. Carrots

    -Food & Wine Magazine


    Salmon (or any white fish) with Gin, Tomatoes, Shallots, Lemon and Capers

    (the recipe calls for oven temp at 225, I found it took A LOT longer to cook than listed so I recommend 275 degrees)

    Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Use 4 8 oz. salmon fillets (or halve recipe for 2 fillets) and sprinkle with ½ tsp. salt and ¼ tsp. pepper and transfer to a baking sheet (I put parchment paper first to make clean up easier.) Toss together 2 pints of cherry tomatoes halved, ½ cup olive oil, 2 shallots thinly sliced, ¼ cup drained capers, ¼ cup gin, thin half-moon slices from two lemons BUT zest them first and add and 1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes. Scatter tomato mixture around and on top of salmon. Cook until desired doneness about 30 minutes. Garnish with fresh herbs.


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