April 11th, 2013
I will tell you what. When you are hungry and strapped for time and you have 2 pounds of clams staring at you from the fridge, there is only one thing to do, right? Steam them in a bog pot with butter and wine. Don’t you think? And then toast some rustic bread with olive…
January 7th, 2013
I am totally and completely obsessed with pomegranates right now. Their color, their flavor, their amazing crunchy juicy little “pop!” when you chew the seeds. Everything.
January 3rd, 2013
I am in Palm Springs with my family right now. I almost feel guilty considering it is like FREEZING cold in Seattle. Almost. Even here, it is record cold. But for us Seattleites it feels like June. We are staying with friends who have the most beautiful citrus orchard. Lemons, meyer lemons, 3 kinds of…
October 30th, 2012
Black Lentils with spicy wicked shrimp are the perfect Halloween feast! Plus lots more ideas for grubbing down on the spookiest night of the year!
October 1st, 2012
Because we have officially arrived in October, and because I think we can finally anticipate some precipitation in Seattle soon (Helllloooooo mother nature- this is Seattle here, it is supposed to be fall!!) I am going to go ahead and get started on Fall. To me that means pumpkiny, spiced baked goods, hot bubbly soups…
June 12th, 2012
Guacamole + Pasta + Garlicky Prawns = Finger licking good.
February 6th, 2012
In the week ahead, I am going to be posting lots of recipes for Valentines Day. Some are romantic, some are cute and meant for the kids, and all are meant for celebrating those you love!
Like this simple and incredibly delicious homemade shrimp cocktail. I know it’s totally old fashioned, but I am totally a sucker for a really good shrimp cocktail. Ice cold, plump shrimp and a super tangy, spicy cocktail sauce laden with hot horseradish. Sooooo good!!
January 17th, 2012
When I was a little girl, I remember my dad taking me to Ivar’s in Seattle. They specialized in quintessential Northwest seafood and they had all the old school seafood gems like fried clams, fish and chips and of course, clam chowder. The clam chowder was always my favorite.
November 7th, 2011
Alright ladies and gentlemen. It’s time. The Holidays are just around the corner, and it is time for a full blown schedule packed with Holiday recipes, décor ideas, homemade gifts and cocktail fun!
October 31st, 2011
I am showing this to you today, because I think that this is a perfect dinner for Halloween.