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 just a starting point. It's understandable that oysters aren't top of mind when summer prompts us to make [...]

2020-08-05T19:04:26+00:00July 20th, 2018|Cooking at Home, Northwest Treasures, Seafood, Seasonal Eats|

Ad-Lib Salad for the Heat

Like my  close-up shot here giving you detail of this salad down to every grain of farro? It's not me trying to be arty or stylish. It was the simple matter of the fact that I'd gotten down to the last few bites left in the bowl before I realized [...]

2020-07-02T00:00:21+00:00August 3rd, 2017|Cooking at Home, Seasonal Eats|


So many peaches! I was gifted a flat of the luxuriant organic peaches from Frog Hollow Farm a couple of weeks ago. The farm's east of San Francisco, but their peaches are--thankfully--made available at Metropolitan Markets  in the Seattle area each summer. When that box landed in my kitchen, the [...]

2020-01-25T01:28:15+00:00August 6th, 2015|Cooking at Home, Recipes, Seasonal Eats|

Taste of Summer: Walla Walla Sweets

I missed the big kick-off for this season, the huge juicy sweet onions have been available for a few weeks by now. But there's still time to get your fill of one of Washington's hallmark  agricultural products: the delectable Walla Walla sweet onion. They've even been officially name-checked by the USDA [...]

2020-02-05T18:40:31+00:00July 18th, 2015|Regional Treats, Seasonal Eats|

Stormy-Day Chili

Based on Twitter feeds and Facebook chats, it sounds like many of us around the country were feeling a sort of solidarity with all those on the eastern seaboard being ravaged by frenetic megastorm Sandy. Honestly, the blustery weather we're having in Seattle would have been enough on its own. [...]

2012-11-01T01:16:24+00:00November 1st, 2012|Cooking at Home, Food and Drink, Seasonal Eats|
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