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Miso Magic

In Dinners, General On July 21, 2014 0 Comments

  What food is rich and salty and really, really good for you and lasts forever? I have always loved using miso as a seasoning for marinades, stews… Read More »

Can I Ask You a Fava?

In Dinners, Vegetarian On June 20, 2014 0 Comments

For those who had the foresight and fortitude in February or March to plant your fava beans in the freezing rain, you are now enjoying one of the… Read More »

Something to Celebrate About: NABE

In Chicken, Dinners, Lunches, Seafood On February 4, 2014 0 Comments

Did you know that every single month, every week and every day of the year is some sort of food holiday? For example, the month of January has… Read More »

Sichuan? Szechwan? Szechuan?

In General, Seafood On November 13, 2013 1 Comment

Sichuan? Szechwan? Szechuan? A few years ago, I found this funny little thorny plant at Uwajimaya that was labeled “Szechuan pepper corn, sex indeterminant.”  I bought it, planted… Read More »

Okonomiyaki. Oh my!

In Appetizers, Dinners, Seafood On October 29, 2013 3 Comments

I returned recently from Japan, with renewed reverence for Japanese food.  Everywhere you turn in Japan, there is wonderful and varied food. I had some of the best… Read More »

Nosh Without Nerves

In Appetizers On September 17, 2013 1 Comment

Foodie-san took the summer off, having too much fun traveling to places like Spain, the Canadian Okanogan, the East Coast and Portland. And entertaining, which should be at… Read More »

The Meaning of Beef

In Beef, Dinners, General On February 8, 2013 1 Comment

I did a little bit of research into the term “beef” because it is used in so many ways in the English language having nothing to do with… Read More »

The Food of the Heart

In General On November 14, 2012 1 Comment

We are in the midst of winter darkness. It seeps through our eyes, into our souls. And it is during those times that we must console ourselves with… Read More »

The mushrooms are coming! The mushrooms are coming!

In General, Soups On October 15, 2012 2 Comments

After a long dry spell in the Northwest—one of the longest in recorded history—the rains finally have come. With uncanny prescience, my good friend Susan invited us to… Read More »

Giving a Fig

In General On September 9, 2012 0 Comments

It is that season. And even though I have two very productive fig trees, I never seem to have enough; nor does the season last long enough.  This… Read More »