Reach & Read: The Sharper Your Knife, The Less You Cry

The Sharper Your Knife, The Less You Cry By Kathleen Flinn: A Book Review I love food memoirs and Kathleen Flinn’s second book is no exception. In this book, she shares her experiences while attending the prestigious cook school in the universe (probably) Le Cordon Bleu, in an engaging non-pretentious fashion. As in her other […]

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Pumpkin Cookies with Maple Frosting Recipe

Tis my favorite season! Seattle fall foliage put on a great show this past weekend, hence inspiring me to bake this easy, pumpkin cookie recipe. The original recipe was made by the amiable University of Montana Knowles Hall Secretary Renate H. for her darling staff of young resident assistants, moi included. I have modified it […]

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Dungeness Crab with Roasted Beet & Kale Salad: how to cook and how to eat

Dungeness Crabs are actually a local delicacy, named after Dungeness, Washington. This budding metropolis is just a ferry ride and quick jaunt away, near Port Angeles and Sequim. Check it outsome time – cute place, has a crab festival. My dear MIL found some Dungeness for a screamin’ deal at a local Asian grocery store […]

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Reach & Read: Comfort Food

Comfort Food by Kate Jacobs Before I jump in, please note that this is not the novel of same name by Kitty Thomas – that comes with the warning on Good Reads, and I quote, “This is a story about “actual” slavery. If reading an erotic story without safewords makes you uncomfortable, this is not […]

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Yikes! The Cupboard is bare……

A compilation post of some kitchen hacks for things that I all too often Google search of “substitute for [fill in the blank]”. You know you’ve done it and if you haven’t, you must not be cooking or live in a grocery store. Data sources: A great reference I keep tucked away in one of […]

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