Kale Pesto and Walnut Pizza & California

Pizza may be an American classic (or at least we made the overly cheesy version ours) but I never knew the world of pizza really until I studied abroad in Italy. I was in a small town on top of a hill and within the first 48 hours of being there, I had heard about […]

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 […]

Sepia Cacio e Pepe & You Want It Darker

Last year was a hard year for many reasons. Particularly because of the vast number of musicians we lost. Among these, as you may know, was Leonard Cohen. I wish I could claim that I’ve known his music since I was a child or even at birth. His music has taken on so much meaning […]

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 […]

Umami Roasted Asparagus with a poached egg & Grace

It is absolutely impossible for me to choose my favorite album of all time. Can you pick one?   My partner has come up with a question that he asks all of our friends: “If you were stranded on a deserted island and could only bring one album, which album would you choose?” The album […]