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Jalapeño Peach Chutney – Learning to Preserve at Home

For decades I’ve day dreamed about my grandmother’s homemade preserves, but never had the time to learn how to do it myself. This year I’ve committed myself to canning as … Continue reading Jalapeño Peach Chutney – Learning to Preserve at Home

Neither Here Nor There: A Recipe for How Not To Be

This essay was previously published in Meat For Tea: The Valley Review V.14 (2). In loving memory of Martin Kish November 7, 1928-June 21, 2015. HOME (noun): 1. The place … Continue reading Neither Here Nor There: A Recipe for How Not To Be

A “Seattle” Pimento Cheese Spread

Pimento cheese is having a moment. Across the country I’m seeing it on menus, and recipes are popping up everywhere from the New York Times to A Taste of Home … Continue reading A “Seattle” Pimento Cheese Spread

Halibut and Mushrooms

We’re returning to the Pacific Northwest soon to spend the summer wedged between the Cascades and Puget Sound. In anticipation, I made this very northwest dish featuring fresh caught halibut … Continue reading Halibut and Mushrooms

Harissa Carrots with Shrimp and Polenta

This is one of those things I stumbled upon when trying to use up things that were hanging around my fridge and pantry. I remembered an Ottolenghi recipe for carrots … Continue reading Harissa Carrots with Shrimp and Polenta