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

tailgate!

Who’s ready for football?? It’s that time of year, folks gathering for outdoor sporting events, kids, adults, sometimes indoors on TV. No matter what the sport, food takes center stage in my book. and something easy to transport, quick to … 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

it’s potato season!

I confess — I have never met a potato I didn’t like! So, I am happy that we are in potato season! And recently, potatoes have gotten a bad wrap. I’d like to set the record straight. Great news! Potatoes are … 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

rosemary ‘smashed’ potatoes

I love these little guys, whether roasted inside in the oven or outside on the grill, they delight my senses with the aroma, the colors and the crunch! dinner or breakfast — either way they are scrumptious!! I like to … Continue reading

roasted potato salad

Summer … potato salad … YUMMM!!! I love potato salad, but sometimes I just want to be lazy and not peel those potatoes. My solution — start with thin skinned red potatoes, just cut and roast them, and behold, roasted … 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