My Cookbook Collection

I hesitate to call the books that surround me on my home office a collection, exactly. I have no organized plan or focus around acquiring books, which I tend to associate with the idea of collecting things--stamps, wine, antiques. As a random assemblage of books, however, it ideally suits me [...]

2021-06-17T17:15:47+00:00June 11th, 2020|Cookbooks, Cooking at Home|

A Trick for Homemade Crackers

If there's one thing--at least among my sphere of friends IRL and online--that's unifying many of us during these weeks of shelter-in-place, it's baking. Tons and tons and tons of baking. In the past decade, pre-quarantine, I may have baked brownies a handful of times, if that often. I've [...]

2021-06-18T23:45:06+00:00May 6th, 2020|Cooking at Home, Kitchen Tips, Salty Snacks|

Food in These Unsettling Times

It’s hard to know what words, what perspective to even begin with here. We’re experiencing something so disorienting, so unsettling, so turning-our-world-upside-down, so downright frightening. So truly universal in scope. The emotions, worries, roller-coaster of it all is pretty overwhelming. But there’s food. Food has of course LONG been a [...]

2020-04-08T21:23:44+00:00April 8th, 2020|Cooking at Home, Family and Friends|

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|
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