August 7, 2008
As our readership has grown, a number of people have asked: "Beyond the blog, what are you building...
August 6, 2008
At 2 a.m. this morning, after a long 4-day sail from Newport, Oregon, we finally pulled our boat...
August 5, 2008
When I was a wee little girl I had a nightmare about a monster whose face looked like mint...
August 4, 2008
I'm not the gambling type, but when we saw Clams Casino on the menu at The Oceanaire, I thought it...
August 3, 2008
banana cake with savory coconut sauce
I wish I could have shared this dessert with you. If you are lucky enough to be in Seattle, then...
August 2, 2008
Irish girl here loves her potatoes, so whenever I go to a tapas restaurant I am sure to order a...
August 1, 2008
What better way to wrap up Tomato Week than with a B.L.T.? Since all the tomato recipes this week...
July 31, 2008
Barnaby whipped up this refreshing cocktail from the most beautiful crimson tomatoes we found at...
July 30, 2008
pasta estate
In Italy, when the first tomatoes of the season are ripe for plucking, they celebrate summer by...
July 29, 2008
gazpacho
Not long ago I posted a recipe for a chunky California-style gazpacho. It was such a hit that I...
July 28, 2008
We found some stunning tomatoes at the farmer's market yesterday and we immediately thought of a...
July 27, 2008
Polenta is one of my favorite comfort foods. Nothing beats a heaping bowl of this peasant food made...
July 26, 2008
Pickled Watermelon Rinds
As a Pacific Northwesterner, pickled watermelon rinds were as foreign to me as fried okra, thus we...
July 25, 2008
I always thought those reddish pink peppercorns were actually pepper, but I just learned they'...
July 24, 2008
I thought I was the only one who got ecstatic at the first sign of life in the garden, then my...
July 23, 2008
Whenever I go downtown to Pike Place Market I'm always sucked into the Spanish Table. There's no...
July 21, 2008
This year's all-women blogging convention, BlogHer, successfully wrapped up yesterday and, let me...
July 19, 2008
It was very kind and considerate of the organizers of the all-women BlogHer to invite celebrity...
July 18, 2008
Today’s a quickie as I’m attending my first BlogHer Conference in San Francisco, CA. Upon arriving...
July 16, 2008
In December of 1989, just after Christmas, my father and step-mother dropped me off at a little...

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