Blueberry Bulgur Salad

Blueberries and other berries are a staple of our Pacific Northwest.  When paired with other fresh, wholesome ingredients, well, it just doesn’t get any better than that.  Bulgur is a whole grain and… Continue reading

Salmon Dip

This is a dip to be eaten with crackers or toasted bread.  It is made with smoked salmon.  It is meant to be made with heat-smoked salmon, but if you can only fine… Continue reading

Salmon with Hazelnut and Juniper Berry Sauce

I have a fascination with juniper berries.  Years ago, I wanted to brine a turkey using a recipe from Dave Lieberman, but could not find juniper berries.  I searched high and low.  Every… Continue reading

Blackberry Ginger Preserves

Last year I bought one of those little blackberry bushes (really a stick) that we can find outside our grocery stores.  I usually have pretty good luck buying plants from the grocery store. … Continue reading

Cantonese Pork

This is not Sweet and Sour Pork, but it is similar. It is made in the crock-pot and served over white rice.                            

Roasted Salmon with Mustard-Herb Sauce

  Salmon is a very healthy fish so it should be eaten often.  I know a lot of people say they do not like salmon because it is too “fishy.”  I find that… Continue reading

Butternut Squash and Bean Tacos

Tacos are a fun way to eat vegetarian.  There is an endless supply of variations for stuffing in your tacos.  These are made with soft corn tortillas, which, incidentally, I have successfully made… Continue reading

Roasted Cauliflower and Cherry Tomatoes with Chickpeas and Olives

Roasted cauliflower is one of my most favoritest things.  This version has it all, from the sweetness of the tomatoes to the earthiness of the chickpeas and the saltiness of the olives.

So You Went and Bought Guava Paste, Now What?

Guava paste is sweet, but not overly so. It is found in Latin food stores, but can also be found in the international aisle in many supermarkets. It comes in a rectangular brick… Continue reading

Rosemary and Lemon Chicken Bake

This meal takes about 30 minutes to put together, so is great for a quick weeknight meal.