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 […]

Roasted Vegetable Tarte Tatin & Another Thought

Every year, without fail, I mourn that the holidays are over. While taking down our Christmas ornaments, putting away the stockings and cleaning up pine needles, I go into a temporary funk that this most joyous time is over, again. Although I know it comes every year, I truly love the magic of Christmas, the […]

Red Kuri Squash Soup & Spirit

I’m not going to apologize for onslaught of soup that will most likely happen on Licorice Pizza Pie. It is cold outside and I have discovered that I actually need to have warm soup at lunch or the rest of the workday is entirely thrown off. Without soup for lunch, I am craving warmth, still […]

Za’atar Salmon, Israeli Couscous Salad & xx

Being the child of a military officer, I have moved many times. Even after graduating college and living on my own, I still have continued to move with the regularity of a new assignment, almost every three years. I’m sure I could really dig into this and find something deeper but on the surface, I […]

End of Summer Tomato Salsas & Edge of the Sun

Every year, I anxiously wait for summer tomatoes and the fresh, achingly, savory, sweet flavor of them. I will eat them on toast, in grilled cheese, like an apple and in salads galore. Summer tomatoes are the king of summer foods. This is my first summer in Seattle and many locals have said that our […]