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 […]

Herb Dutch Oven Bread & Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme

I’m back! Thank you for noticing I was gone and sticking around. Not having a computer really puts a damper on my blog game. I’m thrilled to be back at it. Thanksgiving time is, in all honesty, not one of my favorite holidays. I love that it marks the beginning of the holiday season and […]

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, […]