November 18, 2008
creamy porcini polenta

I know I've talked to you about polenta before, and specifically an exotic mushroom polenta,...

November 3, 2008
gremolata

Gremolata is a traditional accompaniment to Osso Buco, an Italian dish of braised veal shank. It is...

November 3, 2008

Some people turn their noses up at the mention of oxtail, but this underrated meat is succulently...

October 23, 2008

The tree outside my window is the most striking array of orange and gold. I love this time of year...

October 20, 2008

I'm a big Donna Brazile fan. So you can imagine my excitement when I heard she would be the...

October 17, 2008
Best Ever Lemon Roasted Chicken

Many years ago in a bookstore in Portland, Oregon, we were fortunate to attend a book signing by...

October 15, 2008
Impossibly Easy Cheeseburger Pie

Lest you think we eat only gourmet meals each and every night I thought I'd prove otherwise....

October 7, 2008
Russian Tea Cookies

One of my favorite (and easy!) cookie recipes is Russian tea cookies, also known as Russian tea...

September 14, 2008
Flax Oat Bran Muffins

These muffins are always a huge hit in our home. They're densely packed with good-for-you...

August 17, 2008
Grilled Tuna With Mango Salsa

I don't know what's better in this dish: the fresh tuna or the mango salsa? The fresh-from-...

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 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 15, 2008
harissa

If you like hot and spicy foods then you’d love harissa, a North African chili paste most...

June 26, 2008
lemon curd

Lemon curd is a quintessentially English treat. It reminds me of having tea at Harrod's in...

June 25, 2008

Legend has it that during World War II American soldiers in Rome would bring their Italian friends...

June 16, 2008
Garlic And Parsley Grilled Flank Steak

The sun has finally decided to show itself here in Seattle, which means the barbecue has been...

June 8, 2008

Most people would haul themselves down to the nearest pho restaurant and drop the $4 bucks for a...

February 17, 2008

It wasn't until I lived in Seattle, with easy access to Taylor Shellfish Farms, that I truly...

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