Farmers Market Martini

You'd have to look really closely (and, likely, hold it against a white background) to notice, but this martini I just made has a very subtle pink hue. Which is solidly out of character for me. Usually once a glass holds more than just gin and a dainty splash of [...]

2020-02-05T23:04:29+00:00June 9th, 2015|Cocktails, Farming and Farmers Markets|

Inn at Langley: Bucolic Modernism

Whidbey Island is one among many beloved destinations for folks in the Puget Sound area, popular for day-trip escapes from the city, second homes and get-away weekends with friends. Walking the beaches, visiting lighthouses, biking country roads, kayaking, fishing, whale watching, catching crab....that's what we tend to associate with a [...]

2015-05-12T19:31:58+00:00May 12th, 2015|Chefs, Northwest Destinations, Restaurants|

Simple Slaw

I've come to accept that I'm a bit of an oddball regarding the degree to which I have an anti-sweet tooth. I played up that fact in the introduction to Salty Snacks, noting that I've long had what I thought of as a salty-tooth where everyone else seemed to have [...]

2020-06-04T23:11:15+00:00June 30th, 2014|Cooking at Home, Food and Drink, Recipes|

Lots and Lots of Gin

What a terrible state of affairs: a gin backlog! To clarify, it's a backlog of reflections on gin rather than bottles of the stuff itself. I wish the latter were true too. I've been a fan of gin for a good while now and went through a peak gin phase [...]

2014-05-15T20:29:34+00:00May 15th, 2014|Spirits|