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Special Guest, Beautiful Washington and Pesto Salmon

On today’s post I am thrilled to bits to feature the exquisite photography of my friend, Rebekah Chapman. Her work is featured on her blog Mae Photo Design, and always makes me feel like I’ve stepped into a dream world that has frozen in time. A Southern girl at heart, Rebekah is a temporary transplant to Washington State and has captured its lush beauty in such a wonderful way. Join me on a delightful jaunt as we see Washington through her eyes.

In celebration of Washington, I simply had to feature wild caught salmon. It is such a versatile fish and I have yet to discover a preparation I don’t like. Today I’m dining on one of my quickest, easiest versions: Pesto Salmon. Simply drizzle each fillet with lemon juice, sprinkle with salt, top with a liberal layer of pesto and bake for 10 minutes. Fast, delicious and healthy as can be. Do you like salmon? If yes, what is your favorite way to prepare it?

Pesto Salmon


Salmon fillets

2 Tbsp pesto per fillet

1 lemon, quartered



  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Place fillets in baking dish. Squeeze lemon liberally over each fillet and dust with salt.
  3. Spread 2 Tbsp pesto thickly over each fillet.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes and serve.
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Sarah, Maison Cupcake - Those are seriously dreamy pictures, I wish I could take shots of nature that looked like that.

The salmon looks divine too. Very pretty decoration.

RamblingTart - I agree, Vanessa! Her work absolutely delights and inspires me. 🙂

RamblingTart - Isn’t she splendid, Alison? Sigh – so amazing. 🙂

Vanessa (LadyGrey) - What incredible photos… she is one talented little lady!

and flowers pick themselves - i adore rebekah! lovely post 🙂

xo Alison

RamblingTart - Thank you so much, Sarah. 🙂 I wish I had a real camera too. I just have a little point and shoot right now, but taking pics in daylight and using the micro setting works wonders. 🙂

Sarah from 20somethingcupcakes - Gorgeous photos! Your photos are always so unreal – reminds me everyday of how badly I need a real camera. xxSAS

RamblingTart - Oh bellini, I LOVE lemon caper sauce, but I’ve only had it with chicken. You’ve inspired me to try it with salmon post haste! 🙂

RamblingTart - Thank you so much, Jen! The salmon is really lovely. 🙂 Having the last of the leftovers today. Mmmm. 🙂

bellini valli - I love salmon in many different ways. Perhaps a favourite might be with a lemon/caper sauce. Stunning photos as well. Thanks for taking us on this pictoral journey.

Jen Cheung - oh my. that looks delicious!! makes me hungry now. love the pictures! You have great photography skills!!! 🙂


RamblingTart - Aren’t they fabulous, Paradis?! I KNEW you’d like them. 🙂

Yes, there is refuge in those lovely things. 🙂 It’s another rough week but I’m soldiering through. It’s gotta get better some day, right?! 🙂

mlle paradis - Wow great pictures from Rebekah! Love the new header too. So sorry it was a rough week last week. Glad you got through o.k. and that there is refuge in friends, family, and food!

As for my yard work, well I’d rather do it than go to the gym! It just cramped my blog-style a little. (Priorities, priorities?)

Have a better week this week!

RamblingTart - I think so too, Mary! She’s so very talented. 🙂

RamblingTart - I’m so glad you like them too, Duchess! 🙂

I agree, pesto makes nearly everything fabulous. 🙂

RamblingTart - Hi, Blond Duck! I’m so glad you stopped by. 🙂

Mary - Lovely pictures! And the pesto… oh yes! YUM!

Delightful Bitefuls

Duchess - really stunning photos. And as far as I’m concerned there are few things that Pesto doesn’t make better!

Blond Duck - Popped in to say hi! You have a beautiful blog. And I love the idea of pesto and salmon together.

RamblingTart - Aren’t they wonderful, Tracy? I keep scrolling through them, over and over. 🙂

Tracy - Great photos. Peaceful. Intriguing. Pesto salmon…yes, please!

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