Right Hand Rings and some Salmon Rice Salad


Here is a question for you ladies.  Remember back in the day the popularity of the right hand diamond ring?  Is that still a thing?

Does a diamond ring on the left hand mean “we”, and a diamond ring on the right hand still mean “me”?  I remember when this was a popular thing.  It was just around the time I graduated college, so it wasn’t really on my radar as much.


Recently, my mom bought me a very beautiful diamond ring as sort her way of saying she was proud of me for working as hard as I have been these past 8 years.

She gave me this wonderful ring, but I feel funny wearing it.  It looks like an engagement ring.  Which is why I wonder…are the Right Hand Rings still a thing?  Can I wear this ring as a reminder that I am worth a damn even if it isn’t an engagement ring?  Especially since it doesn’t look like I’ll be getting one of those anytime soon?  It just seems like a shame to keep such a nice ring hidden away just because it’s not worn on that all important finger and given to me by a man.

As I contemplate if I can wear a diamond ring, let me share a recipe of a dish I threw together and was pleasantly surprised it worked.  It was basically born out of my own version of Chopped except without the basket of weird stuff.

Salmon Rice Salad


1 can of Salmon

2 stalks celery, coarsely chopped/diced

1 scallion roughly sliced

About 1.5 cups leftover cooked brown rice

Feta Cheese



Freshly ground pepper

Go forth and:

Open and Drain the canned salmon well and put it all in a bowl.  Throw the celery, scallion, rice into the bowl too.  With your hands mix together all the contents while also breaking up the chunks of salmon.  There will be bones included with the canned salmon.  They are edible and give this dish an extra boost in calcium.  They are easily crushable with your hands and blend in very well so you wont even know its there.

To the mix, crumble in some feta cheese, add the dill, a couple of tablespoons of mayo and the pepper and continue mixing by hand.

And now your done!


Super easy, no stove required!  The best part is, you can add whatever you have on hand, or want to it.  For lunch, I added a sliced hard boiled egg on top.

About chezsylvia

Engineer during normal working hours...photographer, baker, cook, runner, crossfitter and traveler the rest of the time.
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1 Response to Right Hand Rings and some Salmon Rice Salad

  1. Louise says:

    That looks delicious! I recently made a warm rice salad from Tilda, was so tasty! http://www.tilda.com/public-recipes/lebanese-warm-rice-salad

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