Kelsey Ganes

A recent graduate of the University of Washington, Kelsey has been a foodie since she first picked up a cookbook at the ripe old age of 9. When she is not experimenting in the kitchen or tracking down Seattle's coolest new restaurant, she is behind the lens of a Canon dSLR, photographing everything that crosses her path.

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Posts by Kelsey Ganes

May 29, 2011

Black Forest Cake

While we know that ribs, burgers and hot dogs are the all-stars of the grill-side line up, desserts from the BBQ should really take center stage! From a Black Forest cake to tarts, a banana split and...

May 28, 2011

BBQ Ribs

Scotty's BBQ Ribs with Root Beer Rib Sauce From one of our featured bloggers: sweet and spicy, soda creates a surprisingly succulent BBQ sauce and makes for fall-off-the-bone-tender ribs! Spice...

May 28, 2011

Sashimi Fresh Fish

Bait and Switch, the title of a recent report released by Oceana, an organization which aims to protect the world's oceans, investigates the shocking problem of fish-sale fraud. The investigation...

May 27, 2011

Scotty McCreery Cajun Filet

American Idol's Season 10 winner was announced earlier this week, and the teen from Garner, N. Carolina has been on everyone's mind. Like many a talented starlet, and certainly a reality television...

May 27, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookie

TGIF ladies and gents! Now don't get me wrong, I know that there are a ton of fabulous gluten free bloggers, posts and recipes every week, but I stand behind my claim - these are some of the best...

May 27, 2011

BBQ Grilled Chicken

Whenever Memorial Day rolls around the first thing I think of is "Hellooo Summer!" which, in Seattle, is more a desperate which for sunshine than an observation - but I digress. When you're trying...

May 26, 2011

Harrod's London

In a recent interview with Bloomberg, Chef and Chevalier Thomas Keller discussed the possibility of opening up a pop-up restaurant in Harrod's, the world's premier luxury department store. Keller, a...

May 26, 2011

Grilled Steak

Don't get me wrong, burgers are awesome - but there are so many other cuts and types of meat, why limit yourself to just one (completely delicious) type of recipe? Here are a few ideas to kick start...

May 26, 2011

Surf and turf, the quintessential combination of grilled goodness, is a fun way to enjoy your favorite cuts of meat and seafood without over-commiting. Instead of the traditional steak-and-lobster...

May 25, 2011

Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad

Pasta salad is the perfect picnic food - it travels well, can be eaten cold or at room temperature and is packed with flavor! While you may have a macaroni-and-mayo image in your mind, think again....

May 25, 2011

Raw Vegan Pasta

Spring and summer is the time for picnics and pasta salad - but what do you do if you're raw / gluten free / vegan/ diabetic / low-carb and don't eat pasta? Spiralize zucchini, of course!...

May 24, 2011

Carved Watermelon Art

Anything can be artistic - including a favorite summer treat! Take a look at these a-mazing carved watermelons -- and I promise, these ones won't explode

May 24, 2011

Grilled Vegetables

Grilled Stuffed Jalapeno and Sweet Bell Peppers Soft and smoky on the outside, spicy pepper and melty cheese on the inside - what's not to love? Spanish-Style Grilled Portobello Mushrooms with Red...

May 24, 2011


Nothing says summer like watermelon and barbecuing - so combine the two and you have a quintessential new summer treat. Sweet and spicy, refreshing and smoky, grilled watermelon slices can be...

May 24, 2011

Strawberry Banana Fruit Jelly

Why eat a banana when you can eat fruit jellies out of a banana peel? Talk about a natural jelly mold! While strawberry banana is a classic combination, check out the translated version of the recipe...

May 23, 2011

Mexican Chocolate Mousse

Sometimes there's nothing better than the ultimate comfort food: chocolate. Chocolate mousse, especially, is easy to prepare, way more impressive, elegant (and delicious!) than pudding and super...

May 23, 2011

Grilled Polenta

With temperatures rising across the US, it's high time to break out the barbecue. With Memorial Day beckoning in the summer season, get a head start this week with a series of articles featuring...

May 22, 2011


Simple, delicious and the perfect fruit to pair with savories like goat cheese, balsamic vinegar and rosemary - yum! Get inspired with these simple, gorgeous and tasty recipes. Fig and Goat Cheese...

May 22, 2011

Eggplant Aubergine

Get excited - eggplant season is coming to a produce section near you! Technically classified as a berry (who knew!) eggplant (or aubergine) are native to Eastern Asia but are fortunately available...

May 21, 2011

Batman Coffee Art

The best part of waking up is batman in your cup... Or something. But really, what's better than a great cup of coffee? Batman. Straight from the Freemont Coffee Company in Seattle, Wash....

May 21, 2011

Food Culture Map

"Bringing food culture to life," HartmanSalt has created a nifty little infographic explaining their perspective on the current connections within food and beverage culture. Modeled after...

May 20, 2011

Poached Egg Salad

First of all, Happy Friday! It has been a crazy and fabulous week in food blogs, especially in the gluten free community! Here are a few highlights, including recipes from several winners of Saveur'...

May 20, 2011

Spaghetti Pasta

Recently, Dreamfields Foods has been at the center of a somewhat scandalous controversy. Dreamfields produces a low-carbohydrate pasta made from "the finest durum wheat semolina" and is designed for...

May 20, 2011


'Ello dear reader! Happy Friday! While you may or may not know it, May 20th is Eliza Doolittle Day - the main character in My Fair Lady, the movie-musical which brought you "The Rain in...

May 20, 2011

Imagine a hot summer's day, drops of sweat begin to bead on your brow and you reach for a cool, thirst-quenching glass of water - fragrant with the refreshing scents of jasmine, roses, gardenias...