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Chop Shop

Gift giving can sometimes be super stressful — what do you give someone who really has everything? Every year we wrestle with ideas for Father’s Day and this year we actually came up with something really fun — a cooking class!

We signed up for a private group class at Chop Shop Cooking and got to choose 5 different mini dishes to make.  While we sat at the counter and sipped wine, chef Karen went through each recipe showing us the tips and tricks of the trade.

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Our first recipe was a sesame crusted tuna taco with a pineapple salsa and wasabi cream. I was so surprised how quick it was to make! Its definitely a recipe for one of those nights where you don’t have a ton of time to cook dinner.

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Another quick meal was coriander spiced salmon with fennel, oranges, and radishes. The homemade dressing was amazing and she used different types of oranges to give the dish some nice color.

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We also made Pomegranate Glazed Chicken with Figs and Quinoa, and Jerk Chicken and Peach Skewers with a Roasted Corn and Zucchini Salad!  Everything was so great — I hope that when Doug and I tackle some of these recipes this week they come out as good!

Chop Shop Cooking with Karen
Westport, CT

Don’t forget Dad!

Fathers Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is on Sunday, so you have a few days left to find your dad (or fatherly figure!) something great! Here are my picks:

1) Grill tools
My dad is king of the grill in my house! Since Father’s Day is also pretty much the official start of summer, a new set of grill tools would be perfect!

2) Magazine subscriptions
Is your dad a car fanatic? Or maybe he’s hitting the links with his friends every week? Whatever his hobbies are, there is a magazine out there for him to keep up on the most current news!

3) Jambox speakers
Let dad listen to his favorite rock songs (or oldies!) on this sleek wireless speaker!

4) Jack Black facial set
Help your dad shave in style with this dopp kit!

5) Swim trunks
Hopefully mother nature starts to cooperate and give us some sun soon! Then these Tommy Bahama swim trunks would be perfect for a beach (or pool) day!

6) Baseball cap

Nothing says summer like a shiny new baseball cap, right?