Sunday Jams: Sway

I figured I’ll try something new and start sharing the songs I have on repeat during the week.

Some of these are new discoveries and others are songs/artists I’ve been sleeping on but just re-discovered. Happy Sunday! Hoping these songs are on repeat for you next week, and lighten the burden of the ever present work week.

Mapei’s Don’t Wait is an amazing old-school-esque jam that is simply lovely. Hozier’s From Eden is just amazing. I heard Lone Bellow’s Cold As It Is on one of those morning talk shows as I was about to change the channel, and only heard the last 30 seconds but I spent 5 minutes googling the lyrics I remembered till I found the song.  Asa’s Shine Your Light is what you need on those gloomy days when you just want to burrow your head in a hole and hide. And of course Wizkid’s Ojuelegba…this is the Wizkid I love: Great beats, actually meaningful lyrics and a kind of chill that only Nigerians can put together.

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Santorini: Beach Haze

This. This was what I travelled for. I knew I needed a lazy vacation after Istanbul, where I could just laze around and be a bum. But…I did get in a hike from Fira to Oia, and also decided to Kayak in Santorini…resulting in the most relaxing 20 minute nap I’ve ever had (pictured above), and incredibly sore shoulders for the rest of the trip. But…nothing can beat that Beach Haze.

I did the Santorini Sea Kayak, and I have to admit that the TripAdvisor reviews were a little worrying. Essentially depending on where you hotel is located, their van can’t come directly to your door, but they don’t exactly tell you that. I had to walk about 5 minutes out before I finally found the car, and I’m sure they would have driven off without me if I hadn’t read those reviews and come out to look for them. It was a pretty amazing experience though, with a delicious picnic at the end. 

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Santorini: Fira to Oia

The hike from Fira to Oia was undoubtedly one of my favorite parts of this trip. Granted you don’t go to Santorini for the beaches, what with the Volcanic soil and all. But it is beautiful, and the houses are gorgeous and the landscape indescribable. And nothing makes it clearer than…hiking for 5 hours up the mountains…I swear it was amazing! And you’re on vacation after all, you’ve already eaten a ton, might as well get some physical exercise in and look at the gorgeous world. Or you could just hang out on the beach…but then you wouldn’t get to see Santorini in all it’s glory, and you would have missed out. Merry Christmas!

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InstaTravel: New York

#nyc #girlsweekendout #turndownforwhat #waytoomanylaughs

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A few weeks ago…a weekend visit to the Big Apple with the sister. Lazy vacations are the best.

P.S. We utterly recommend Buka in Brooklyn. Authentic and Tasty Nigerian food!

About last night #newyorkpizza #stillprefergiordanos

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Never go to H&M after margaritas #lifelessons #aboutlastnight #flexingmashoppingmuscles🙅

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#Brooklyn #nigerianfood 😋 You know we had to

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Istanbul: Buy and Buy and Buy

When you think Istanbul you have to think Bazaar, spices, shopping, scarves, smells, and all that. So of course, I went to Istanbul prepared to drop a good amount of money on souvenirs and ingredients and scarves. And I did. But on my return trip back, Alitalia lost my luggage, and with it, all my souvenirs. So this is kind of a sore spot for me. But enjoy the pictures!

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Nom Nom Salmon

I’m home for Thanksgiving and gorging myself on all sorts of home cooking. Since my brain is all befuddled by food, I figured this was a good time to share some delish salmon I made a few weeks ago. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1 split-top Pretzel Bun
  • 1 tsp Olive oil
  • 1 Salmon filet
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper (I really don’t like black pepper, so I tend to use as little as possible)
  • Pinch of Salt
  • The Sauce! This is what really makes the sandwich, and I’ve tried a few options:
    • For Dill Sauce (adapted from Taste of Home)
      • 1-2 tbsp Mayo
      • 1 tsp chopped onions
      • 1/2 tsp chopped dill
      • 1 tsp lemon juice
      • 1 tsp horseradish
    • For Sweet Mustard Sauce (From Steamy Kitchen)
      • 2 tbsp Dijon Mustard
      • 1 tbsp honey
      • 1 tsp olive oil
      • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
      • Pinch of salt
      • Pinch of black pepper

Directions

  1. Rub the salmon filet with some olive oil, dill, salt and black pepper
  2. Pick a sauce! All you need to do is dump all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well
  3. Place salmon on a grill for 6 minutes (I use a George Foreman grill)
  4. While salmon is grilling, heat up a sauce pan with a light dusting of olive oil, and toast the pretzel bun halves
  5. Pour/rub the sauce on the bread, and place the salmon in the middle, and add some more sauce to the salmon itself
  6. Serve, and enjoy the munchies!

 

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