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 […]

Grilled Roasted Ginger Marinated Steak & Junjo

Until Bon Appetit’s article and recipe for Roasted Ginger Dressing, I had never heard of roasted ginger. IT IS LIFE CHANGING. There is something magical about roasted ginger. It is umami and slightly sweet, with a hint of darkness from the char. The recipe is also wonderful because it makes too much. Finding what else […]

Shrimp Poke Bowl & Best of the Beach Boys

I am itching, craving, crawling out of my skin, ready for warmth and summer. Seattle has not gotten above 65 since last September and we have had record breaking days of rain. Yes, I know Seattle is rainy, I wasn’t delusional when I moved here. I actually don’t think it is the rain that is […]

Endive Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette & Wired

Have you ever thought about the flavors that make you take notice? The flavors that say, “Hey! I’m here and I’m going to linger on your tongue.” No? Your food doesn’t talk back to you? Ahem, Mine either. How about delightfully unexpected flavors then? Bitter flavors do this more often then not. Think of IPAs, […]

カレーうどん (Curry Udon) & Loverboy

I was reminded by one of Facebook’s time stamped photos (you know the ones that say 4 years ago, 1 year ago etc) that it had been a whole year since I took my man to see Japan for the first time. A whole year. Since this bittersweet reminder, I have been craving Japan, Japanese […]