Saturday, March 18, 2023

Sad Thoughts and Irish Whiskey Salmon

Sad thoughts and Irish Whiskey Salmon.  What a combination.

I was getting ready to publish my Saturday post, which was going to discuss a wonderful recipe my spouse made for St. Patrick's Day dinner. (Long story, but the traditional corned beef, cabbage, Irish Soda Bread, and potatoes are waiting for tomorrow.)

Then I opened up Facebook and saw the news that someone I had known through the blogging world (and a Facebook friend) passed away after a short illness.

I didn't know her exact age but I suspect she was at least 15 years younger than I am.  Those are the kinds of deaths, especially when unexpected, that tend to stun me a lot more than some others. 

I didn't know her in the non-virtual world, but, reading her Facebook page and comments from family and friends (and remembering some of the posts in a blog she wrote about caregiving) I am sad that I didn't.

May she rest in peace and may family and friends receive comfort though the memories they have of her.

And now, the topic I was going to blog about today.  Looking for a simple Friday night recipe (for my spouse, not me!) I found this.   Here's salmon marinated in Irish whiskey, honey, cider vinegar, thyme and lemon zest, then baked.  The recipe is in the link.

Turns out this must be a popular dish - there were a number of these recipes online.

The result?

It was delicious.  The whiskey gave it an interesting flavor, one that I wouldn't have guessed.  For two people, we halved the recipe and only had to buy one miniature bottle of whiskey.  We had the other ingredients.

So, a strange combination, these two topics, but they are both part of life.


  1. ...Alzheimer's Disease is horrible.

  2. I am so sorry about your friend. You get to know people through blogs and social media posts, and you develop relationships with people even though you’ve never met face to face. And those relationships are real. And it hurts when someone you know dies.

    And that salmon recipe sounds yummy

  3. Hi Alana...I hope this isn't too much of a shock...seeing me here. Hard to believe it's been a year since I posted. Very special to know a friend online and truly sad to lose them. My Saint Patrick's Day traditional food was actually a drink...Green Beer...LOL!!! Your Irish Soda Bread would have been my go to food! I see by your AtoZ 2023 Sticker you are in again. Have you ever missed since we first met way back when? I'm thinking it will be a good time to get back into the swing of blogging. Although I missed the deadline for the Theme Reveal, I have one I'm working on and will sign up when the list opens. I'll look forward to seeing your there. Good to ready your posts...I'll come back soon and catch up.

  4. I was thinking the same thing. It had better be good if I need to go buy a bottle of whiskey!

  5. I'm sorry to hear you lost a friend, which even virtual counts as one.
    I'm not one for fish. I probably just don't cook it well.

  6. Always hard to lose friends, my sympathy to you:(

  7. I'm sure that was a shock. We really get to know people via their posts.

    I think I'll skip the salmon. I like salmon, but the whiskey is a no-go for me.

  8. I’m sorry to hear about your friend. Take care.

  9. Someone said, "People aren't truly gone if you remember them." And I will remember her kindness, her joy and her sweet nature forever!
    That salmon looks amazing!


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