For Valentine’s Day, Chef (that would be my husband) and Cook (that would be me) decided to spend the lover’s holiday at home. We both adore the kitchen and decided on a four-course dinner. Flipping coins for the courses, he pulled the starter and meat course, I, pasta and dessert.
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Purchase or borrow unwanted tacky holiday sweater, wear it with pride, and gather in room of like-dressed people. Twelve months later, do it all again with a new/old (new for you), recycled, or swapped-with-a-friend sweater. Repeat for five years and here you are, at the 5th Annual Tacky Christmas Sweater Party.
“Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime.” – Chinese Proverb
At FareStart, food is the tool that empowers lives, nourishes families, and builds communities. It is an organization that empowers homeless and disadvantaged men, women, and families to achieve self-sufficiency through life skills, [...]
I know of Andaluca, drive by it every day, see Chef Wayne at events, but it took me ten years to walk through the doors of the restaurant. Okay, so I’ve only lived in this city for five and a half years, but still, Chef Wayne’s 10-year anniversary was the first time my husband and [...]
This past Thursday I attended my first Seattle Food Bloggers event, organized by Frantic Foodie, Keren Brown. We met up at Beecher’s Cheese for a very quick behind-the-scenes tour then sauntered up the street to Sugar Mountain’s newest venture, Maximus Minimus.
For some reason, road trips always seem to consist of Burger King drive-thrus and pre-packaged gas station garb. I let it happen… fast food is just way too easy when on the road. This past weekend Charlie and I took a whirlwind trip to the Midwest, first flying into Sioux Falls, South Dakota where one [...]
Wedged like a giant mountain between Bruce’s salt water taffy, ice cream from the Picnic Basket, and a growler of Bill’s blackberry beauty was a five-course, thought-provoking vintner dinner at EVOO The Cannon Beach Cooking School. A blend of new and old vacation traditions, this trip was significant. Charlie and I had reached our paper [...]
We spent the first two weeks of our married existence tromping through Italy. Very shortly after we fell in love with each other and long before our engagement, Charlie and I had decided an Italian honeymoon would be the epitome of a romantic voyage. Twenty four hours after exchanging vows, we escaped to Milan and [...]