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Smoked Salmon Rice Salad : Eat In Eat Out Magazine

I first blogged about my friend Carlo in December with his fantastic recipe for Carbonara. Originally from San Fiorano, Italy, Carlo loves eating and tlaking about food as much as I do. We spend a lot of time discussing recipes, dishes that he remembers his family making at home in Italy and dishes that the now prepares for his wife Tiffany, and their two boys, Luka and Matteo.

When Lori Kennedy of Eat In Eat Out magazine asked if I'd like to be in the summer issue's blogger spotlight, she also requested two original recipes. My strawberry Nutella ice cream sandwiches were featured in the magazine and my Smoked Salmon Rice Salad were featured on the website for a week.

I must give credit to Carlo for the Rice Salad inspiration; I had never even heard of cooking rice this way until he told me about it. You take risotto rice - Arborio, Carnaroli, or what have you - and cook it in boiling water like pasta until al dente. Afterwards, you drain and cool it, then mix it with whatever you like. I chose to mix mine with a zippy homemade lime dressing, Willy Krauch's smoked salmon (aka the best smoked salmon in the world), capers and red onion.

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Halifax Food Bloggers Are On Pinterest!!

I love Pinterest. Like, LOVE LOVE LOVE it. So when Laura Oakley of Halifood came up with the idea to create a Halifax Food Bloggers Pinterest board I was all over it.

So far our line up includes - Purple House Café, Movita Beaucoup, The Local Traveler NS, Suzie The Foodie, Sue Morrison Baking Arts, Se7en's a Banquet, 9ine's a Brawl, Butter Versus Burpees, pepper + paint, Eat Me, HalifaxMmm... is for Mommy, Eating Real, Being Real in Nova ScotiaAsheleyEats, eatHalifax! and Halifood, with hopefully more to come.

The night after the page was created, Gillian Wesley of The Local Traveler NS posted on Twitter (@GillianWesleyNS) that she was so inspired by our Pinterest board that she had decided to bake Sue Morrison's Stress-Free Bread Recipe. That same night I followed Gillian's lead and made Sue's Coconut Cream Pies in a Jar.

I don't know if you know this about me, but I am obsessed with Mason jars. I have a ton of them of every size and I will use any excuse to use them whenever possible. I even use one as a butter dish. When I saw Sue's mini jars of Coconut Cream Pie, I knew it was the recipe for me. 

I halved the recipe which made exactly four small jars. Also, I didn't have any chocolate cookies on hand so I zipped up some Maria biscuits in my food processor. 

If you love Pinterest, head on over to our Halifax Food Bloggers Pinterest board and check out the tasty, and often local, recipes and treats our Halifax food blogging community has to offer.

Happy pinning!!

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