ramen noodle bowls

Yes, 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 become a … 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

coconut curry

When the weather turns cool, I like hot, spicy food, comfort food, deliciousness! So, this evening, I opted for all of the above, and made a family favorite, Thai Red Coconut Curry Halibut. The balanced flavors of sweet, sour, salty, … Continue reading

make ahead rice

Rice is king in so many cuisines, whether it’s long grain, short, or medium, brown or white, it’s a lovely accompaniment and flavor carrier. I truly enjoy brown rice, but it takes twice as long to cook as the white … Continue reading

lick your plate clean risotto!!

I LOVE frequenting the farmers market, and recently I spied the most fragrant, juicy nectarines, as well as a huge assortment of peppers — a rainbow of color, all sizes, shapes, hot and sweet. You may not think of putting … Continue reading

citrus salmon on the grill

Burgers and steaks a great on the grill, but frequently we want something a bit lighter. Fish is not always easy to cook on the grill, as it tends to break apart when turning, and it can be a bit … Continue reading

chive gnocchetti with peaches & tomatoes

Farmer’s market time! Potatoes, tomatoes, peaches … how does this go together??!! In mouth-watering dish that’s fit for Sunday dinner! Russet potatoes are the best choice for making gnocchetti. Be sure to bake or roast them as less moisture in … Continue reading

lasagna with peas and prosciutto

Oh, OH, OH!!! I had the great fortune to be invited to share in a most superb experience! I must admit, I was a bit skeptical that it would be a superb experience, and was delightfully surprised. I recently attended … Continue reading

summer rolls, northwest style

Make ’em ahead, wrap ’em and pack ’em, these are a cool  summer treat for outdoor dining! Shrimp or prawns, crab are all optional. Or, arrange all of the beautiful ingredients on a serving platter and let your guests roll … Continue reading

salt roasted shrimp

These are SOOO SIMPLE, yet beautiful and delicious!            Print Salt Roasted Shrimp Course Appetizer Cuisine American Ingredients 3 cups rock salt 1 pound medium prawns or shrimp shells or not, your choice hoisin aioli for … Continue reading