Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Salmon Rillettes: theydrawandcook.com

This is a little cropped shot of bunny and bear enjoying the salmon rillettes - note that bear wants more..! : ) Please click here to go to the site to see the full illustration.

I have been so enamored of Salli Swindell and Nate Padavick's site: www.theydrawandcook.com. Many of my friends have contributed their delicious recipes and wonderful artwork to the site and I thought I'd send in my contribution for Salmon Rillettes. I recently made them for Easter and it was a hit..I suppose it's because my family enjoys smoked salmon and crunchy olive-oil toasted baguette rounds. I was happily surprised to see my two finicky nephews going back for more. : ) So, if you get a chance, and you like salmon, perhaps try the recipe I followed from the Gourmet website, here. And don't forget to visit Salli and Nate's site as well! : )

Update on my website: I keep getting side-tracked! I know...I know...that's no excuse..but I am still working on the site, and the illustrations for the site, so thank you for your patience and my absence from posting to IF and here at the blog. I love hearing from you all - hope you've been well!

37 comments:

  1. Shirley, what a super idea! I headed straight over to the site - love it! Love your watercolour too - so sweet and that recipe looks scrummy!

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  2. Wow!! This is most adorable. Like Nate said, it is a wonderful story! I must say my favorite part is how the writing lies flat on the page-- bravo! Oh, to picnic on salmon rillettes in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower-- heaven!

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  3. aw this is so sweet and such a wonderful idea! Love your illustrations and the watercolour :)

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  4. What a sweet illustration! Love his little tounge sticking out the side as he reaches for those goodies, such character!!

    Thanks for your lovely visit today!!! :0)

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  5. Oh my goodness! What absolutely cuddly divine sweetness. :) I so wish I could join these cuties on their picnic...do you think they would share? ;) Theresa

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  6. So cute, Shirley. It's hard not to get a little distracted. I want to contribute a recipe too but I can't seem to find the time. Hopefully I will get one done. That bear has the sweetest face, I love his expression.

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  7. Shirley wonderful watercolour i never be tired to see your ilustrations! (i hope you understand this bad english)And about my stones, to balance things is kind of obsession, i balance all, like knifes on the cups rim, or a spoon over anything ja ja.
    a kiss. thank you

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  8. This is so so sweet Shirley!!! lovely work!!!

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  9. This is a truly yummy illustration! I got distracted looking at the link, but had to come back to comment here! So fun, and what a delicious picnic this must be!

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  10. 若對自己誠實,日積月累,就無法對別人不忠了。........................................

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  11. I would love it very much if you presented me a serving of this tasty dish for breakfast in bed please. My birthday is in June, so I woill expect it the. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Okay wishful thinking. I don't think I ever had breakfast in bed since I was a sick child.

    BUT...

    Good morning Shirley!

    In celebration of Milo being at my place and in honor of my sisterfriendship with Deborah and you, I have given you an award today.

    I would be very honored if you accepted it.

    Thank you very much.

    Ces

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  12. Thank you for the awesome comments! Your blog is outstanding! :)

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  13. Shirley, you just never cease to amaze me! This is the cutest recipe I've ever seen! You ROCK, Toots!

    Love you, much!

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  14. This bunny sitting in his cute little pose makes me squeal with smiles and delight!

    Wonderful recipe Shirley! I love Salli & Nate's project. Trying a recipe/illo of my own is on my 'want to do' list. :)

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  15. hey shirley - thanks for your lovely comments! your entry for they draw and they cook is awesome! i would love to enter, but i'm not much of a cook! good luck with your web update!

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  16. I was waiting to see if you were going to post something!! To my joy and utter surprise there was your post this morning. It was awesome Shirley. Talk about creating a mood with food. You've done it once again! The picture is just delightfully sweet and savory as well. I loved every single delicious thing about it. You know, YOU ROCK to the 10th power Dudette! he he he he he!!! You really do. You are on fire for sure!!!!!

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  17. I love how the bear is ready for more - his expression is too cute. Another fabulous illustration :)

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  18. Mmm! We love salmon. Cute stuff:)! I love that drawandcook site as well.

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  19. This is soooo adorable - the expression on the bear's face is great.

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  20. YUMMMM! I LOVE smoked salmon! I'm like your bear right now, reaching out for your illustration with my tongue licking my lips. YAY for TheyDrawandCook! What an awesome site. You are such a natural for it. You've been tempting me with your roulades and talk of gingerbread... mmm, my mouth is watering. Your watercolors are a dream, dear Shirley. You painted such a beautiful setting for your picnicking critters. You make ME want to do better!

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  21. I came here with something in mind to write and I see Bella and I start reading her comments and I wish I can comment, even spell just like her.

    Anyway,

    YOU my dear Shirley will never be a dork in my world!

    Have a lovely day!

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  22. Oooooohhhh! I LOVE breakfast in bed! Sssshhhhh we will surprise her and hope that she sleeps in pajamas. :)

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  23. Oh Wow! I love 'They draw and cook', and it's so great one of yours there Shirley! I'll def have to give it a whirl. : )
    Alisa x

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  24. so sorry for visiting you so late!!
    how are you???
    my god, Shirley, this is so pretty!

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  25. i wish i could paint like Shirley...

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  26. Just saw this the other day! Congrats and it sounds very tasty! Great illo.

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  27. Wonderful Shirley, love your painting and recipe - both delicious!

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  28. Hahaha...I like how that bunny is protective about its meal.

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  29. The ilustration is great. The bunny and bear are lovely!!!And i will try the recipe ; )

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  30. Hey Girlfriend! I know you've gotten the Deborah award already, but I'm passing it on to you anyway - HA! Couldn't resist - you deserve it many times over!

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  33. Hey Shirley, there are some awards for you on my blog! I'm sure they are repeats but I wanted you to know that I appreciate your friendship and support!

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  34. i love that all my favorite blog people are contributing. i'm loving this one (like there's anything not to love about it).

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  35. Wow, to think I nearly missed this one. The pencilwork is so dynamic, yet so controlled. I am with Mita on this one

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  36. such a great illustration shirley!-thanks for showing a detail so we can have a close up look. I love that little bear!

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