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 […]

Savory Toast & Pocket Symphony

Are you ready for the easiest recipe ever to grace the pages of Licorice Pizza Pie? I almost didn’t feel like I could make this a pairing because it was so easy. I had a lot of house to clean, the sun was shining and I wanted something refreshing, light, easy and that would allow […]

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins & Surfacing

Its hard for me to sit still. If there is something to be done, some task or even something on my to-do list, it usually gets done ASAP. My grandmother also had this trait. She was always cleaning, always straightening, always doing. We used to joke with her that she couldn’t relax. Perhaps one day […]

Citrus Salad & Wonderful Wonderful

Winter in Seattle has me in its grasp again. Somewhere in the middle of a dark afternoon, I find myself playing melodramatic songs that put me in a gloomy mood and then walk home in the rain, still listening to gloomy music. I’ve noticed it takes real effort to shake myself out of this mood. […]

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 […]