|The boys active outdoors at the zoo|
|That's Blue in Lauris's hands, pardon the camera cord|
Touch a Truck, the annual free event held in conjunction with the Main Street farmers market is tomorrow, Saturday June the 9th. Kids will have the opportunity to climb, play on and sit in the driver’s seat of almost 20 different vehicles, including large trucks and heavy equipment from the City of Greenville Police, Fire and Public Works Departments. Head to McBee Avenue off Main Street in downtown Greenville between 8 to noon, although I suggest getting there early to avoid the crowds.
|Touch a Truck in 2010, Lauris's first of many rides in an excavator bucket|
|Foil-baked salmon with corn and lime, see recipe below|
|If you look veeeery closely you'll see the CN Tower just a little to the right of center|
Foil-baked salmon with corn and lime (serves 2 adults, 2 kids)
Ingredients: 4 heads of corn, corn sliced off
1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
4 tablespoons of chopped fresh cilantro (can probably double this easily)
1 jalapeño chile, seeded and minced
salt and ground pepper to taste
4 teaspoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces
½ lime cut into thin slices, the rest into wedges
1.5 pounds of salmon fillets
1. Preheat oven to 450˚F (230˚C)
2. In a large bowl, combine corn kernels, bell pepper, cilantro, chile, salt and pepper
3. Place a large sheet of aluminum foil on a work surface. It has to be large enough to wrap everything up hobo-style, so use your judgment on size. I put a baking sheet with a rim underneath, just in case.
4. Place corn mixture on foil and dot with half of the butter
5. Place salmon (skin-side down if applicable)on top, squeeze lime juice over and season with salt and pepper. Then top with lime slices and remaining butter
6. Fold two opposing foil sides together and seal well, then fold and seal ends.
7. Bake until salmon flakes with a fork, 20-30 minutes (timing depends on thickness of fillets and packet)
8. Open carefully, allowing for hot steam to escape, transfer to serving dish and enjoy!