Monday, May 20, 2013

Mad Men Monday - Swordfish & Summer Cocktails


It's May and the weather in Cleveland has finally given us a break. We're now enjoying a splendid late spring filled with mid-70's temps, extended days and long blissful evenings on the patio. After a few heavier and heartier dishes we were all ready for something a bit lighter and easier, that would still make for a lovely dinner. What better way to celebrate the start of patio season than with Swordfish steaks and summery cocktails made-to-order.

But first...


 A pre-dinner ride is always recommended.



Time to get the patio stocked for some new summer cocktail recipes I've been stalking on pinterest.


You must try these summer sippers. Chelsea + Tec Petaja's 'magic juice' via Design*Sponge; Grand Mariner smash via PURE; The Hopeful Spinster from Garnish with Lemon

Dinner was ridiculously easy.

Grilled swordfish with a cucumber/avocado/pomegranate seed salsa, herbed grilled corn and my go-to summer spinach pasta was complete in under 15 minutes.




Cheers!

8 comments:

  1. One word - YUM! That Magic Juice sounds especially delicious - it's officially on my Must Drink list :)

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  2. That's it, I'm moving in. Grilled swordfish sounds way too delicious.

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  3. Um excuse me, where is that darling bike from?? You're so cute!

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  4. Everything about this post is a recipe for a magical summer night! I'm actually a huge fan of Tec Petaja's photography work. So dreamy! And I always say, with gin you just can't go wrong. :)

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  5. 1. You are too cute. 2. We wanted grilled swordfish last night, but "settled" for grilled mahi mahi. Great minds and all that...

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  6. Wish you were cooking for me! Photos of you on the bike are adorable! I don't remember you riding your bike as much when you were little! XXOO

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  7. I need this beach cruiser!

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    1. Thanks! I love mine. It's actually a city bike (thinner wheels and lighter frame than a beach cruiser.) Super easy to ride. Windsor Oxford Deluxe is the brand/model.
      http://www.windsorbicycles.com/oxford_dlx.html

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