A few things are starting to surface this week that I’ve worked on in recent months. It’s a funny thing about freelance writing. With the varied lag times between submission and publications, there can be a momentary surprise when something does show up in print.

First, I have a brief piece in the March issue of Coastal Living magazine about Northwest seafood, complete with three new recipes I developed for the article. You can check it out here.

And a few months back I was asked to contribute a recipe to an online project for National Geographic Traveler. Their feature on Seattle, as part of their “Places of a Lifetime” series, has now gone live. There is a whole slew of information for travelers to Seattle, walking tour itineraries, restaurants, Seattle-inspired movies and music,  shopping ideas, so on, with input from a number of locals.

You can check out my recipe here. I chose a favorite from my book Crab in the Northwest Homegrown Cookbook Series. This recipe roasts the crab in a very hot oven with fresh sprigs of rosemary, lemon slices, some garlic and dried chile peppers. It’s a very simple recipe with the most spectacular aroma and flavor. I’ve taught this recipe in a number of cooking classes and it always get raves.

Not available online but also in print this month is a piece I did for Horizon Air magazine about food and wine festivals in Sonoma County. It’s my second piece about Sonoma, the first I did for Alaska Airlines last year. What a wonderful region that is, I hope to get down there again this year and will have more to report sometime in the future.