Seared Salmon with Cherry Tomato Vinaigrette

We have a section in the freezer dedicated to salmon since my little one hit 1 year mark. It is her favorite menu. With all those salmons ready to be grabbed and cooked I started searching new salmon menu, I found this recipe here http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/pan-roasted-salmon-with-tomato-vinaigrette.

I changed the cooking method, instead of transferring the salmon from stove to oven I just seared the salmon on the pan and put lid to cover couple minutes to make sure it’s cook entirely.

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Fun with Batik

I bought my first Batik fabric during my trip back to Indonesia last year. It was because I didn’t want to spend nearly $28 for a batik pillow cover sold at Pendopo, a high end store for Indonesian art & craft. My mom, my sister, and I began the planning to make our own pillow covers. We went to Pusat Batik pasar tanah abang where you can find all kind of batik fabric in reasonable price.

I used to have thought that batik is dark, brown, old, and not fun but when I saw how much batik design and quality have progressed I was quite surprise, specially Cirebon stamped batik with its colorful design. This is my pick for batik pillow cover project. The next project is for kitchen: fridge cover, apron, and oven pad. I bought the fabric, dark blue, during my trip this year then combined with left over yellow from first project.

Though the pillow cover at Pendopo is very nice and also professionally made, I think mine is more fun 🙂

More information about batik at wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batik