Quick Tricks: Shrimp Stock

Though it wasn't exactly part of the agenda, I shared a little tip with folks at a cooking class I taught a couple of days ago. On the menu was Herb-Marinated Shrimp from Gourmet Game Night, a simple and flavorful recipe I'll share with you here just for fun. [...]

2020-02-27T20:13:05+00:00February 27th, 2020|Cooking at Home, Kitchen Tips, Seafood|

Walking Lincoln Park

One of the best things about where we landed when we bought a home in West Seattle nearly 20 years ago is how close we are to Lincoln Park--a few minutes' drive, or about 15 minutes on foot (all downhill). So when a friend asked recently for some tips for [...]

2020-01-23T21:50:06+00:00February 28th, 2019|Health and Well Being, Northwest Character|

Portabella Mushroom Chips

First couple weeks of the new year of course means that it's time to pull out those crystal balls and have a gaze at anticipated trends for the year. I tend to put about as much credence into food trend prognostication as I do my daily horoscope. That is to [...]

2020-01-23T22:00:28+00:00January 11th, 2019|Cooking at Home, Salty Snacks|

Well-Being and Health

Cozy and warm. Peanut butter toast and coffee. Word puzzles and Saturday morning radio. Ingredients laid out for an apple cobbler needing to be baked. There were plenty of things tempting me to stay in a couple days ago, but instead I donned my walking gear and headed outside. It [...]

2020-02-05T17:30:52+00:00November 5th, 2018|Health and Well Being, Inspiration, Travel|

Grilling Oysters

There are so, so many delicious things to toss on the grill this time of year. Burgers, salmon, corn, steak, ribs, hot dogs, pizza, shrimp, chicken, sausages and countless types of vegetables....as just a starting point. It's understandable that oysters aren't top of mind when summer prompts us to make [...]

2020-02-05T17:48:01+00:00July 20th, 2018|Cooking at Home, Northwest Treasures, Seafood, Seasonal Eats|