Tuna Pasta Salad with Lemon and Greens

ImageIt was one of those evenings where we didn’t have much time or energy to cook so my lovely wife threw together this quick tuna and pasta salad.  I’ve learned that tuna salad can be as unique as the individual making it.  It makes me wonder if there is a correlation between a person’s tuna salad and how interesting they are.  With that said, I hope you don’t find us too boring.  Recipe is as follows:

  • 1 can of quality solid tuna in water (or oil if that’s your preference)
  • 8 ounces whole grain fusilli
  • 1/2 spanish onion, chopped
  • 2 stalks of celery, chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tsp grated lemon peel
  • 2 Tbsp of Mayonnaise
  • Dill weed
  • Pepper (we didn’t add salt since the tuna and mayo were already salted)
  • Whole leaf lettuce

Boil the pasta “al dente” and cool.  Combine remaining ingredients and mix well without breaking apart the tuna too much.  Combine with pasta and mix gently.  Chill until cool.  Create a bed of lettuce and place the salad on top.  Garnish with any remaining dill and a crank or two of pepper.  Simple and delicious.  Enjoy!

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I Dub Thee Oscar the Meyer Lemon Tree

ImageIn spite of the fog and cold summers in the Bay Area you can still quite successfully grow citrus fruits.  Since we have a smaller patio we went with a dwarf meyer lemon tree.  Although the exposure is to the Northeast, the fact it is nearly rooftop will allow for 8+ hours of sun every day.  The only concern will be too much wind and we are prepared to deal with that if the need arises.  This tree is straight, about 4 feet tall, and is blossoming already.  In fact, I am hoping that by the end of the summer there will be some fruit to harvest!  Last but not least, we named this plant Oscar.  As in Oscar Mayer.  Mayer = Meyer!  BOOM!  My cleverness knows no bounds! 

Cheers!