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 […]

Shiitake Mushroom and Baby Kale Calzone & Unorthodox Jukebox

When is the last time you saw a Calzone? Perhaps at that old school Italian (pronounced Eye-talian) restaurant years ago? I feel like you never see them anymore. In the cold, damp winter of Seattle, I have fallen in love with calzones again. Soups too but soups dont travel as well and don’t hold heat […]

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, […]

Hearty White Bean Vegetable Soup & Shadows, Greys & Evil Ways

When I started this blog, I thought I would be writing about my memories and experiences with food and how vinyl interplays with these moments. I never thought I would write about political events, current happenings or the current man occupying the White House. I had stayed away for it, to be honest, for many […]

Butternut Squash Muffins & Awake

I was shopping at TJs the other day and the cashier commented to me how many people are buying comfort foods. While it could be the change in weather, I know it is not. One of the benefits of living in the PacNW, surrounded by “Not My President” signs in shops, on bikes and in […]