early summer vegetables anyone?

The evenings are still quite cool here in June, so a warm dinner is just what I need. Having just made a trip to the farmers market, I had loads of early summer vegetables on hand, so, I turned to … Continue reading

ginger ale!

Ahhh, an ice cold drink, not too sweet, with a bit of zip — that’ ginger ale! And the homemade stuff is truly awesome! And, since it’s your own, you may make it as sweet as you like. If you … Continue reading

lemon cloud pancakes

Mom deserves something truly special and memorable for the single day in the year where the family dotes on her and she is the star.  She will appreciate your time and effort as this pancake recipe takes a little additional time to prepare, but … Continue reading

Ahhh, salmon!

Ahhhh, salmon! The most popular eating fish in America! In the Northwest, we are blessed with an abundance of salmon, and since it is so readily available, let’s get a bit more comfortable with the choice and preparation for our … Continue reading

sear-roasted salmon

My favorite, quick way to prepare salmon begins with a brine, and then pan-roasting, to achieve perfect salmon every time. If you are short on time, you may eliminate the brining step. I am captivated by the effects of brining … Continue reading

black truffle risotto

Time preparing risotto is time well spent. Chopping, stirring, enjoying the aroma from the bubbly pan, these are therapeutic actions, and the resulting risottos mouthwateringly good! Black truffle is VERY rich, soul-soothing, most aromatic, and extremely satisfying. I have paired … Continue reading

ramen noodle bowls

Yes it’s true, a lot of folks lived on ramen to get through college — and you may not ever want to see it again! But, if you upscale it a bit, add some crunch, some healthy stuff, it can … Continue reading

vanilla salted chocolate cherry decadence

Well, having been tasked to create a fabulous recipe to pair with a truly great wine, here is my result — it’s party, a chocolate party — in your mouth! A sumptuous balance of sweet, tart, bitter, salty goodness, Pair … Continue reading

soup — to soothe the soul

The holidays are past, and the gray days of January are upon us, alas! I am in need of comfort food, and a meal of soup, accompanied by a simple green salad and a glass of wine fills the bill, … Continue reading