fresh spring pea risotto

On chilly spring evenings, I still like to enjoy the fresh seasonal produce, and spring peas come to mind. Of the many ways to celebrate peas, risotto is a family favorite. I was fortunate to find fresh pea tendrils in … Continue reading

risotto with pears and sausage

Even though spring is trying to show itself here in the Northwest, there are always those cool evenings when I long for comfort food. I recently found some really juicy, gorgeous pears in the market — and so my mind … Continue reading

mussels — food for the soul!

I have the great fortune to live in the Pacific Northwest, where mussels are truly FRESH! Yesterday a friend brought me mussels just out of the waters of Penn Cove. This time of year the mussels are smaller, still sweet … Continue reading


Crepes are marvelous things — they can be filled with simple things, left-overs, whatever is on have for a quick snack or meal, or they can be full-on gourmet goodies! They freeze well (just remember to separate them with plastic … Continue reading