Washington Irving said that there is certainly something in angling that tends to produce a serenity of the mind. That wonderful writer and author of Rip van Winkle would not mind in the least, I am sure, that I paraphrase his quote and apply it to my feelings about cooking; it is my serenity.

That said, with my current workload, I feel guilty about my kitchen indulgences, but I choose to take a leaf from the Babylonians, who held that the gods do not deduct from man’s allotted span the hours spent in fishing.

And, after all, one has to eat to keep up one’s strength, right? And what better food for the brain than fish?

The good about trout: This food is low in Sodium. It is also a good source of Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus and Selenium, and a very good source of Protein, Vitamin B12 and Manganese.The bad: This food is high in Cholesterol. Read More


52 Comments Add yours

  1. Maybe have some extra beetroot to balance out the cholesterol in the fish.
    πŸ™‚ Mandy

    1. theonlycin says:

      Good idea πŸ™‚

  2. eat strawberries raw as dessert, apparently also helps with cholesterol

    1. theonlycin says:

      Had chocolate cake πŸ™‚

    2. nrhatch says:

      We had chocolate cake too! Full of anti-oxidants, right? πŸ˜‰

      1. theonlycin says:

        Absolutely πŸ™‚

  3. It is al high in Rands πŸ˜‰ (I like your pics, they look very pro!)

    1. theonlycin says:

      Bargain buy at Woolies at the moment πŸ˜‰

  4. It is also high in Rands πŸ˜‰ (I like your pics, they look very pro!)

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thank you πŸ™‚

  5. earlybird says:


    1. theonlycin says:

      And there’s more today πŸ™‚

  6. earlybird says:

    I often cook if I need to think or work out a problem.

  7. Tandy says:

    English people go fishing, Afrikaans people gaan vis vang! Have a super day my friend xxx

  8. leigh says:

    Delicate and polished inspiration.

  9. libraryscene says:

    I’ve finally busted and bought my new mac today… I must say, your post looks fabulous (no fake pics here, right?!) What a lovely creation.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks so much, enjoy the Mac πŸ™‚

  10. souldipper says:

    I’m impressed that you find serenity in the kitchen when you are so busy, Cin. It was double stress to come home from working all day and have to worry about making dinner. Sounds like it soothes you! Yowzers.

    1. theonlycin says:

      The joys of working from home, Amy xxx

  11. Tilly Bud says:

    Okay. I see the difference now: your trout looks much more appetising than the garlic-drenched stuff the other day.

  12. nzwaa says:

    Tout strout on!

  13. nursemyra says:

    what wonderful presentation

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks Myra πŸ˜€ xxx

  14. granny1947 says:

    Damn…that reminds me…haven’t had breakfast.

    1. theonlycin says:

      I just baked brownies, would bring you some if I could πŸ™‚

  15. MissChris says:

    leaves Cin’s blog hungry…………..

    1. theonlycin says:

      Aw, sorry Chris πŸ˜‰

  16. SuziCate says:

    All this trout is making me want to send the hubby to the mountains to fish!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Or you could just visit the fishmonger?

  17. mairedubhtx says:

    The good thing about cholesterol is that there’s medicine for it (I take it and it works for me). Still love trout.

    1. theonlycin says:

      My husband also has cholestrol issues, but I reckon moderation is key πŸ™‚

  18. Jamie Dedes says:

    Oh, that looks so very good.

    How funny about Irving and Rip van Winkle. I’m working on a poem about the latter.

    Have a great weekend, Cindy. Blessings!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Look forward to reading about Van Winkle, Jamie πŸ™‚

  19. I’ve been serving less meat and more vegetables and fish recently. It’s been good for us. We love seafood. I used to fish off the shore, a few times from a boat, but I didn’t like the rocking back and forth. Fishing is very relaxing. Blessings to you…

    1. theonlycin says:

      I agree, Carol, need to do more fishing πŸ™‚

    1. theonlycin says:

      Me too, Doc πŸ˜€

  20. colonialist says:

    I love a good trout, but was put off angling for them personally by the Irish habit of referring to it as what it is: ‘Killing fish’.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Oh dear, rather off-putting indeed πŸ˜‰

  21. slpmartin says:

    Oh this looks just delicious!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thank you, Charles πŸ™‚

  22. You insatiable trout-touter, you.
    I adore trout. Especially sea-trout. And yours continues to look lovely..

    1. theonlycin says:

      They are river trout πŸ™‚

  23. bluebee says:

    Delicious stack – a testament to the photographer’s skill in capturing those colours perfectly (without tricks!)

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thank you, bb πŸ™‚

  24. Tammy McLeod says:

    I am a trout advocate! I was surprised how often it was served in Peru. And, it’s a good cholesterol. Cindy, you have a fabulous presentation.

  25. Tokeloshe says:

    Great post and photos.

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