Smoking Gun: Cigar Smoked Oysters

Oh bivalves, how I love you! At least several times a year I proclaim my feelings in a public forum, today is no different. However, I am including accolades for the Smoking Gun, portable food smoker by PolyScience. Scouts honor they aren’t paying me anything for this post, this was actually a Christmas gift to […]

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Grill Steamed Mussels

Based on a Dods MacFarlane’s Mussels in Bag recipe in my copy of Sue Lawrence’s Scots Cooking book. I blog a lot about my Chinese/Vietnamese/Asian life but I am actually (surprise surprise) Scottish. I can’t say the Scots are world renowned per se for their vast cuisine but I am looking to add more of […]

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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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It’s Okay to Get Crabby with Your Mother-In-Law . . .

. . . when it’s served up three ways in a Chinese Restaurant! Right now is live King Crab Season, at least here in Seattle, and the method of choice for celebrating the three most important days in April: mine, my father-in-law and my mother-in-law’s birthday. All within just a handful of one another, as […]

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Peasy Squeezy Clams are Easy

Caprese Inspired Steamed Clams This is a definite go-to, easy, tasty dinner. Scale it up for many, scale it down for fewer. Or just eat more. Every time I make it there are variations, pretty hard to mess up though. I thought today I would pay attention to the inputs and share the resulting output. […]

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