Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Shopping at the strip district

 On  Monday  my and mom went to the strip district  and  got squid, mussels, mahi mahi  and chicken.  We also got  3 lemons and  4 limes,  1 cantaloupe,  5  whole garlics and 1  jar of anchovy and some spinach -  yum. 
For dinner we made lemon pepper chicken which we marinaded in lemon pepper, pan fried to seal in juices and finished off in the oven.  I find this keeps the chicken moist.
I made a really yummy spinach salad with fresh mozzarella cheese and olives and my home made zesty dressing.

Here is my dressing recipe:
The juice and zest of one lemon
Juice and zest of one lime
Salt and pepper
1 finely minced garlic clove
Onion zest
splash of olive oil
Oil from the olives that I put in the salad

Mix together and put on salad.



We went  to a little cafe  and had tomato and basil  Margaretta pizza  and a pastry.  It was  good. 

Spinach salad

Margaretta pizza

Colangelo's Baked Goods

13 comments:

  1. HI Matisse,
    I am going to make Spinach Salad with Lemon Pepper Chicken tomorrow night, I have spinach growing in my garden, and Olive Oil from the Village Press in Havelock North, do you think I could use Ricotta cheese, or should it be Mozzarella?
    Can't wait to try it. Keep Cooking, lots of people were asking when you were going to make another dish in Matisse's Kitchen.
    Love Gran

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  2. Glad you're still enjoying cooking and eating Matisse :) What's the strip district? It's not a phrase I've ever heard here in the UK.

    Molly x

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  3. Its so good to see you enjoying food Matisse. You're doing awesome! You really should write a recipe book xxx

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  4. Looks like you're having a blast! Isn't the Strip District great? So fun to shop around! What else have you found there that you like?

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  5. Barb(Izzie's Nanny)March 25, 2011 at 5:07 PM

    I love reading your food blog. The lemon pepper chicken sounds divine, you need to share the recipe.

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  6. Matisse,
    Sydney and I really enjoy hearing about your trips to the strip district. There are so many delicious things to munch on. We like visiting Wholey's and getting the Mussells.
    Is that a stack of shredded cheese on your sald? We love cheese!! Pennsylvannia Macaroni has wonderful cheese, which I'm sure you know.
    Be well, dear. We enjoy your blog immensely.

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  7. I love spinach; that salad looks wonderful! I want to make it now. :)

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  8. Just read the Parade article. Good for you, Matisse. I'm a Foodie, as well. I enter recipe and cooking contests as a hobby and win quite a few. You might enjoy doing this one day, too. Here's a link to a contesting site. It is a paid subscription site, though, so you may not be able to view the entire site. Keep cooking and keep eating well!
    p.s. I know all about the Strip District as I live in an area outside of the city of Pittsburgh.
    ~ Pat Harmon

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  9. That salad dressing sounds delicious!

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  10. The salad dressing sounds great. Going to try that.

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  11. Hi,matisses my name is Hailey Donahue I go to gw middle school in wv united states. I read your story that was amasing. that was so cool that the diasses didn't stop you from cooking. Your so stronge and good at cooking i'm 11 but my mom still needs to help me cook.And I'm glad you can eat. Well see you later aligator.

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  12. Hi Matisse, my class was reading your article in the Parade section of the Charleston Gazatte Sunday paper,Dec. 11, 2011. It really touched my heart. I think that you will be a GREAT chef one day. I am glad that you made it through it. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! ;)

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  13. HI I LOVE FOLLOWING YOUR SITE MATISSE :0) I READ ABOUT YOU IN MY BUFFALO PARADE PAPER AND I ENJOYED SO MUCH I WROTE IT ALL DOWN SO I COULD FOLLOW ALL YOUR WONDERFUL IDEAS FOR SUCH A PRECIOUS YOUN LADY :0) I ALSO LOVE TO COOK AND BAKE AND ANYTIME YOU WANT ANY RECIPES I WOULD BE MORE THEN HAPPY TO SHARE THEM WITH YOU JUST EMAIL ME ANY TIME OK AT Wwjd509@aol.coM I AM 100% ITALINA JUST SO YOU KNOW IN CASE YOU WANT TO COOK ITALIAN I HAVE REAL GOOD RECIPES TO SHARE AND THEY ARE ALL YUMMO :0)WELL TAKE CARE AND GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND PEACE BE WITYH YOU ALL MARIA IN NEW YORK

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