Tuesday, June 18, 2013

A School's Out Giveaway!

School's out people and its time for me to resurrect this blog with a Giveaway!

I'm giving away four 1 yard cuts of 2wenty-thr3e by Eric & Julie Comstock of Cosmo Cricket for Moda that I just picked up at Birch Fabrics in Paso Robles, CA over the weekend.  The vintage style and fun words and graphics caught my eye while browsing through the store.  I'll tell you how to enter down below.

2WENTY-THR3E
Because it is Tuesday and to pay homage to my fellow food aficionado Debbie, here is a little Tuesday at the Table of my own:  Spicy Tuna Rolls.  This past Sunday afternoon one my Uncle's returned from a fishing trip to Mexico and showed up at my door with a huge cooler full of Bluefin Tuna.  Yes...Bluefin Tuna.  The melt in your mouth goodness that one shouldn't look at or even order as it's categorized as "Avoid" according to the Monterrey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch.  But when your Uncle shows up at your door with a cooler full of it, how can one refuse?  I didn't.

Last night I served the tuna two ways: Marinated, coated with sesame seeds and then seared quickly on the BBQ and rolled into Spicy Tuna rolls. I also served it to myself as I was preparing it, slicing off a sliver at a time relishing in the pure taste.  I was even able to convince the 15 year old to try a taste - he still makes the same "icky" face he made when he was 2.  So cute.

Wish I had more pictures but the camera was acting funny (it's really me who doesn't know how to work the camera, yet).
Nori, sushi rice, avocado, bluefin tuna, spicy mayo

Not easy to cut

Not super pretty but they tasted divine!
To enter my School's Out Giveaway, please leave a comment about a favorite summer memory.  I'll pick the winner on Friday, June 21st at 6am pacific time.  I'm looking forward to reading your comments.
Hope lots of smiles come your way today~
Susan 

16 comments:

  1. Sometimes I make the icky face too, inside my head. But this sounds and looks like a wonderful combination of ingredients. My favorite summer memory has to be camping, with my family or with the Girl Scouts. With my dad and mother all was organized, elaborate tent set up.With my stepdad and mother, we got to sleep in pup tents, tarp floors. And usually we were near water, kayaking, swimming, fishing, reading by a stream. Ok, I need to stop now. Am thinking these memories will stay with me forever. Thanks for listening.

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  2. We used to go camping with two other families, so there were a total of 9 kids of various ages. We would run all over the place, build forts, go swimming and get filthy. I am sure our parents had no idea where we were. Periodically, they would pile us into the boat and take us out on the lake waterskiing.

    Glad you are back.

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  3. When we were young we used to swim at the local gravel pits along with most of the village and several swans and geese!
    Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  4. I'm not a big fan of non-stick coatings of any sorts, but have a knife that has the non-stick coating on it (it's also a pretty wasabi green), and it cuts sushi rolls wonderfully. It also helps if I dip the knife in a glass of water between cuts :-). All of my favorite summer memories involve family and water... beaches, lakes, rivers... I'm desperately looking for someone who fishes here to trade fish for elk meat. What a nice catch!!

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  5. Its a memory of a smell - the smell of my Dads old tent that we used to play in, in the garden in those long hot childhood summers.

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  6. This is one of my favorite memories of "summer camping" as a child (my father was a state forest official-read that on call for fire fighting all summer-we NEVER got summer vacations unless my mom took us, so we made do at home). At our house there was an old grape arbor built of big posts & beams and it was covered in grape vines. We used to take our sleeping bags out to the inside & "camp" overnight many nights in the summer. It is one of the favorite memories that I have of my sibs & I in summers of our childhood.

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  7. My favorite summer memories are the ones I'm making now with my kids. I love to get out the sprinkler and some popcicles and let them play and laugh and run. It's the best!

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  8. Welcome back to the world on no studies and homework!

    My favorite summer memories are as a parent at "homeschooling" camp as a family each year. A week long fun time with other homeschooling families, with fun activities, swimming, boating, tennis and baseball,etc.

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  9. One of my favorite summer memories is something I just re-created with my kids: opening a coconut (not native to Georgia as you can imagine). I remember my mom whacking it with a hammer and trying to drain the milk out first, and general mayhem as my sister and I stared on in horror as my mom tried not to swear. I just 15 minutes ago did this with my kids and they reacted to the coconut milk and meat about the same as I did as a kid. But it's a great memory!

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  10. Thanks for the nice giveaway, and the opportunity to think about summers of yore. (Ok, maybe I only feel that old!) I'm nostalgic for evenings I spent with all the kids in the old neighborhood playing kick-the-can until it got too dark, then catching fireflies til bedtime. I hope my kids will have such sweet, simple memories from their childhoods!

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  11. I have two memories that immediately come to mind when someone says "Summer" the first is a chilly night (I grew up in Alaska) looking up at the sky as the sun was finally setting and seeing the sillouette's of the mountains against the sky. I love that! My other favorite (also from childhood) was wandering back to the creek behind our house to "swim" and coming home crawling up on the counter to the blender to make Orange Julius' for everyone. It's fun to see what other people have said. What a great question! Congrats on being out of school!

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  12. oh that tuna sounds delish! Spicy tuna rolls are hubby's and my favorite when we go out for sushi! Oh and fav summer memory? Taking our kids to Crater Lake.

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  13. I love floating in the pool with the kids. It seems we can talk when relaxed. It doesn't matter if they have grown and have a family of their own, floating with a cold drink will spark conversation. I don't recall anyone wanting to hear what I had to say as a teenager so I try to ensure my kids have that avenue.

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  14. My favorite memories of summer are hanging out with my little brothers. Whether we were bike riding or selling tickets door to door for a circus we never had, we had so much fun hanging out in the yard together. We used old blankets and tied ropes around the trees to make tents. We rode to the corner gas station for candy.

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  15. My favorite summer memory is going to a tiny town in Utah to my Great-Grandma's old sandstone house for Independence Day every summer. We watched the parade from the front yard and all the kids raced each other into the street to get the taffy and treats that were thrown from the floats, we played on Grandma's lawn with my cousins, ran across the street to the park to the carnival to play games and get a sno-cone, cooled off upstairs in the "tower" playing dress-up with all the 1920's jewelry and hats, had the cousin Olympics, a BBQ dinner until dusk then laid out on the grass to watch the fireworks.

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  16. So many great summer memories ... When I was a kid, growing up in Nebraska, it was catching fireflies in our yard at dusk, the smell of fresh cut alfalfa, making homemade ice cream with a hand-crank ice cream maker, and playing softball. Then with my own kids, on the Fourth of July, when we were living in NC for a few years, we would either go to the Cowpens Battlefield in SC and listen to a military band, or to the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden to hear an outdoor concert featuring the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and see the amazing fireworks display. Now that we're back home in Wyoming, (we live in a beautiful little mountain town) I enjoy just being able to run up to the lake and do a little evening fishing, or take a little hike in the mountains.

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