Things are finally starting to take shape. We have walls,
The frame is started for the tub and shower. They’re going to be elevated a few inches to make room for the plumbing underneath – and ’cause we thought it would look cool.
Important note here: there is insulation behind that pretty turquoise wall! I do love a warm bathroom…..
Whilst waiting for the tub and tile to get here he’s been working on the vanity cabinets.
Can’t say as how they look like much now, but they are meant to be built in and full of drawers and shelves. He assures me he has a plan.
Meanwhile, he’s working on his least favorite thing in the whole world: plumbing.
And he just told me that he dropped a key part to something down the wall where the vent pipe is – that goes all the way to the cellar – that will now be there forever.
He really hates plumbing…..
He also hates fish….. At least, most fish.
For some obscure reason he liked this. Maybe it evokes happy childhood memories.
This sits firmly in the category of ‘Retro’ food.
It’s also healthy, can be made from the pantry and equally good hot or cold, making it great for summer picnics.
Salmon and Tuna Loaf with Tarragon Tarter Sauce
8oz (240gr) canned salmon, drained
8oz (240gr) canned tuna, drained
2 tbs dry dread crumbs
2 tbs white wine
1 tbs Dijon-style mustard
1 tbs dried onion flakes
1 tbs fresh chives
1 tsp fresh tarragon
Put eggs in a medium bowl and lightly whisk. Add mustard, crumbs, onions herbs and wine, whisk well. Add fish, breaking up with a fork and stir well to combine. Do not ‘mash’ together, though….
Line a 4 X 8 (10 X 20cm) loaf pan with parchment or wax paper. Butter the paper. Spoon fish mixture into pan and bake, 350F (175C) for 45 minutes.
Remove and let rest 10 minutes. Remove from pan, peel off paper, slice and serve. Or let cool and refrigerate to serve cold.
1/2 cup plain or Greek yogurt
1 tbs fresh tarragon
1 tbs fresh chives
2 tsp Dijon-style mustard
1/3 tsp garlic powder
Put all ingredeints in a small bowl and stir well. Set aside for 15 minutes to blend flavors.