Orange Bourbon Arctic Char & Kale

Have you checked out Cosmetic Database yet? I have been doing some research on nail polish. I love to paint my nails and it was kind of concerning how many chemicals are in nail polish and remover. So I looked at a bunch of reviews about Acquarella which scores a 1, compared to sally hansen which i was using before that got a 5. After reading countless reviews, I bought some Acquarella, and it came in yesterday!

I know it’s not going to last as long as regular polish, but I like to paint them so often it doesn’t really matter to me! so far so good. I painted them yesterday after dinner and they still look awesome. I got the conditioner, one color which is very neutral/shimmery and the remover. It’s a bit more pricey than regular nail polish, but I wasn’t too keen on the fact of painting myself with formaldehyde.. are you?

Before painting my nails with this glorious stuff, I made dinner.  A new dinner. I know I haven’t really made a new dinner in a little while, but I got some Arctic Charr @ WB Seafood and decided to try something new.

Orange Bourbon Arctic Char with Parmesan Kale and Sweet Potato Medallions:

Marinate it in (for about 45-1hr)

  • 1 T bourbon
  • 1 T O.J
  • 1 T soy sauce
  • 1 T brown sugar
  • 1 T green onion slices
  • 1/2 T lemon juice
  • 1/4 t. minced garlic

while that’s marinating, heat up the grill, cook your sweet potatoes in the microwave until almost done, cut them into thick slices. Drizzle with EVOO, season with S&P, grill indirect heat or direct heat for a few minutes if you like them charred (like we do).

As for the kale, we’ve never had kale before, so I wanted to look up how to cook it. It’s simple- just like spinach or any other greens.

just de-stem it, cook it in a little bit of EVOO for a couple minutes, with a minute to go on the fish, add in some fresh garlic, red pepper flakes a splash of lemon juice, pinch of S&P, until completely covered in mixture.. serve up with some parmesan cheese on top

and there you have it..

JB showed me how to fix my cable last night too, is it weird that we brought my bike inside to work on it? I don’t think so! :)

So remember ages ago when I told you I finally ordered my Rx Sunglasses? well I got them a couple weeks ago, but they sent the wrong color ear and nose piece (they sent red, I wanted all white!) So today I finally went and got the new pieces to it, I’m in LOVE now.. what do you think?

What’s your nail polish score?

Have you used Cosmetic Database yet?

..my nails are still lookin’ good by the way ;)

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