Thursday, April 25, 2013

Double the Pleasure. Double the Fun. Spearmint vs. Peppermint

Okay, so I totally ripped off the tag line from a famous mint chewing gum – well, sort of. I changed it a smidge because it’s trademarked but, it seemed like a fitting tag line to use when discussing peppermint vs. spearmint. So, what’s the difference? Well, here’s a little overview. Peppermint is a hybrid…  (Read more…)

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Roasted Oyster with Parmesan and Bacon

A couple years ago, Vince and I took a day trip up to Skagit County, Washington to see the tulips. We stopped in La Conner for lunch. The special of the day was Roasted Oysters. The menu described the dish as roasted oysters with a bacon cream sauce and seasoned bread crumbs. I asked the…  (Read more…)

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Schweinschmorbraten: German-Style Braised Pork

I’ve been craving roasted and braised food lately.  Perhaps it’s the gray, rainy sky and short light of winter.  Nothing seems to be more satisfying when it’s gloomy than a warm, rich roast with root vegetables.  Here’s last nights’ dinner. Schweinschmorbraten German-Style Braised Pork Serves 4 Ingredients 4 cloves 2 slices thick-cut bacon 3 lb…  (Read more…)

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

In Praise of The Percolator

Alright, I live in Seattle – admittedly the most coffee-obsessed city in America, possibly the world – so perhaps I’ve become a little coffee-conscious since I moved here. Coffee isn’t just coffee to me anymore. That’s good. I am not complaining. I’ve become refined in my tastes. I’ve tried all the trendy and classic coffee…  (Read more…)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Pepper Seared Ahi Tuna with Brandied Brown Sauce

Lately, I’ve been doing a few photos and recipes for the Seattle Fish Company. Jon Daniels, the new owner, is a great guy and very active in the business. I just shot an image of Peppercorn Seared Ahi Tuna that should be appearing in their next newsletter, but it you follow my blog you get it…  (Read more…)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Butter Up!

Well, I’ve put Chapter 1 (Condiments) of The Kitchen Pantry Cookbook to bed.  The editor has it and we’ve already run through some revisions so now it’s on to Chapter 2, Nut Butters and Spreads.  My husband thinks that it sounds x-rated. Well, I say, “good!”  Let’s have a little fun, Beevus and Butthead style….  (Read more…)

Thursday, July 5, 2012

A Cookbook! Really?!

Oh yes, friends, it’s true! I have been asked to write a cookbook for Quarry Books. I am stunned, excited, freaked out, thrilled. Mostly, I’m really happy! The title is The Kitchen Pantry Cookbook: How to Make Your Own Condiments and  Essentials. So what’s it all about, you ask? Well, it will include recipes for…  (Read more…)

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