Crunchy Mesquite Spiced Walnuts & Happy Xmas

I look forward to Christmas every year. It feels so magical and somehow, everyone is in a good mood! I love the Christmas lights, the sounds and the music. I tend to like the older Christmas songs, the more traditional ones from the 80s or earlier. Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, A Very Special Christmas albums […]

Quick Lentil, Kale and Farro soup & By The Way, I Forgive You

I downloaded this album when it first came out right before I went camping for the weekend. It was one of three albums I had for campfire music. It wasn’t my favorite album of that weekend. This album is so much more than campfire music. It wasn’t my favorite album of that camping weekend but […]

Watermelon Daiquiri & Greatest Hits On the Radio Vol I and II

Summer! I refuse to believe its almost over. I know everyone says this every year and yet, while being in Seattle, it carries a lot more weight than I ever thought it would. So I’m in permanent denial, at least until my watermelon stash runs out. How am I stashing watermelon? Check out this recipe […]

Watermelon and Aloe Cocktail & Who’s Zoomin’ Who

I have a love affair with watermelon that is hot and heavy all summer long and cold as ice the rest of the year. Watermelon just doesn’t deliver anytime except the summer months. I make myself wait until it is really summer to buy my first-of-the-season watermelon. Anyone else do this too? I knew I […]

Crispy Baked Chicken Breast with Homemade Ranch & Men Amongst Mountains

I was having a strange craving – for those fried crispy chicken cutlets that you often find on salads, between crappy white hamburger buns or next to sides of ranch. I don’t know anywhere in Seattle that makes these, so I decided to make my own. I didn’t want to deep fry them, because I […]