Braised Lentils with Mirepoix salad & Tough Love

Do you have an album that everytime you play it, your heart ebbs and flows with the music? Its almost life giving? In my mind, this isn’t really an energizing album but one that soothes, comforts and encourages without bringing you down. Jessie Ware’s second album Tough Love does this for me. Her voice is incredible and […]

Spicy Roasted Chicken with Garbanzo Beans & Pyromania

I’m sort of a pyromaniac especially when I’m camping. I love candles, watching fire, tending fires and occasionally creating really big bonfires. All with safety in mind of course. Fortunately, I’ve never had a close call or anything similar. A cautious pyromaniac potentially. The closest was when I was camping with a good friend, years […]

Red Lentil Thai Curry Soup & Tear The Roots

How do you feel about silence? Have you ever really thought about it? Silence has come to mean many different things over the years,  a mixture of good and bad. Have you ever noticed what silence means depending on who you are with? With your partner or closest friend, silence can be a comfort. With […]

Black Eyed Peas with Leek Tops and Beet Greens & Take It Home

One thing (the list is so long by now, its almost a book!) that I love about vinyl is that you don’t always know exactly what you will find when you wander into a record store, face the first bin or milk crate and start thumbing through each individual record. Minutes slip into hours and […]

Summer’s Bounty Frittata & Nothing More To Say

Seattle is smoky currently. The smoke is so thick that you can’t see Mt. Rainier and you almost can’t see West Seattle from downtown. If feels very post-apocalyptic or dystopian. Sort of like what I expect our future skies will look like with 45 still in charge. Last night you could see the smoke underneath […]