Friday Five: Get outdoor ready
Ramp up your outdoor space with these five tips:
Spiff up your patio furniture with some new cushions. Check out these selections from Duralee fabrics (www.duralee.com)
Splurge on some new outdoor furniture like the hip Cabana Club Collection from Tropitone
The Tropitone Lakeside Collection has a more elegant look
Treat your plants to an upgrade with some new planters from Gardeners Supply
Refresh or replace oil burning torches and fire pots
Fire up the grill, but first give it a spring cleaning. Wash all the grates in warm soapy water and clean the inside surfaces with a stiff wire brush and a little soapy water.
With the warmer weather you’ll want to get bikini ready so here is a yummy and low-fat maple glazed grilled salmon recipe.
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon ground ancho chile powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon sea or kosher salt
- 4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets
- Cooking spray
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
Prepare grill, heating to medium.
Combine first 5 ingredients. Sprinkle fish with salt; rub with paprika mixture.
Place fish on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 7 minutes. Drizzle fish with syrup; grill 1 minute or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.
Mr. H says: Spring is natures way of saying let’s party-Enjoy!