Keeping It Simple

Did you know that today is National Nature Photography Day? Did you know there’s an actual association dedicated to Nature Photography? It’s the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA). Yep, it’s all true.

Today photographers and photography lovers all across the nation declare this day to be Nature Photography Day. We are all encouraged to embrace the day with enthusiasm and behold the wonders all around us. It is the goal of those who celebrate today to inspire us all to appreciate and care for our surroundings. To preserve life for generations to come.

At first I thought I really don’t have much to share on this day. But then I realized that with every vacation, every adventure, be it a day trip or longer, we like to spend as much time as possible surrounded by the beauty of nature.

Animal Sanctuary – Colorado

Wet Lands – Klamath Falls

Oakland Zoo

Oregon Coast

Wild Life Park – Winston Oregon

Yosemite in the Fall

I wanted today’s recipe to be as simply and refreshing as my photographs. I’m not a professional photographer, nor am I a professional chef. I just know what I like and I love to share. Enjoy!

Simple Tuna Salad
3 small cans Tuna Fish
1/2 whole Red Onion
1 rib Celery
3 tablespoons Sweet Pickle Relish
3 tablespoons Miracle Whip
3 tablespoons Mayonnaise
3 Roma Tomatoes
1 head Butter Lettuce

Drain tuna, flake into a bowl and set aside. Finely chop 1/2 onion, add to the bowl with the tuna. Finely chop 1 celery stock, add to the tuna salad.

Add sweet pickles to the tuna, mix well to blend. Add Miracle Whip and Mayonnaise, stir to blend. If mixture is too dry, add equal amounts of miracle whip and mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon at a time. Chill salad for about an hour or so for flavors to blend.

Slice tomato, set aside until ready to use. Break apart lettuce leaves. Rinse and pat leaves dry. Line salad plates with lettuce leaves. Scoop tuna salad into a small bowl to mold. Place in the center of the plate. Arrange tomatoes around tuna mound. Season with pepper, serve chilled.

This can be eaten like a salad, or you can wrap the tuna in the lettuce leaves, add a tomato slice and enjoy a tuna salad wrap.

Author: Rosemarie's Kitchen

I'm a wife, mother, grandmother and avid home cook.I believe in eating healthy whenever possible, while still managing to indulge in life's pleasures.

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