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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy Fourth of July

 We went for an early morning walk around the neighborhood this morning.  Since we planned on watching the parade at ten, I decided to just prepare a fast meals such as  waffles and fruits.
 Instead of using maple syrup, we used  real honey that a friend od mine gave us when we visited their farm.  I picked some alpine strawberries from the garden and paired it with the  watermelon balls that we scooped a couple of days ago.  To add a hint of blue, I picked  a morning glory flower  to make the  picture  complete wirth red, white, and blue.  (I know that flower is like a bluish purple but it's the closest I could get).
Shrimp kebabs with avocado and tomato salsa is great for dinner.  I marinated  the frozen shrimp  with the Wasakan Umami Ponzu sauce that I got from Try the World.  The sauce is sweet, salty, and tangy. It is made of soy sauce and  citrus, it is  a great marinating sauce for  seafood.  
 I used a pack of frozen shrimp.  I  marinated it with the  sauce for about 30 minutes and put them in bamboo skewers.  Sprinkled  salt and pepper and grill it.
My family is not used to eating avocado as a savory side dish but for a change I tried it, I think it's a great  combo for the shrimp.
It has chopped tomatoes, chopped baby cucumbers, basil, and scallions.
I wish you all a great Indpendence Day celebration.  This is my second year of celebrating Indpendence Day in the US as an American.  

2 sumptuous burps..:

Elizabeth O. said...

The shrimps look soooo good! I will have to look for that marinating sauce. I love your red, white and blue.

nova hedges said...

a great and healthy way to celebrate the 4th of July...

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