Cornmeal Fried Oysters with Dijon Pear Sauce

Took a trip recently to Bivalvia – that mystical place so close to home yet so far away….. also known as Hood Canal. It was raining so hard this time that I couldn’t even snap a quick smartphone photo. Good news is that some of my most favorite snapshots are from the same location we […]

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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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Welcome to Bivalvia: Shell Stories & Recipes

It’s been a Bivalve kind of week… harvesting, cooking, dining and photographing all the way from Madison to Ballard to Brinnon to Port Ludlow then home. Bivalvia is a class of marine and freshwater mollusks with bodies enclosed by a hinge. The family tree includes clams, oysters, mussels, scallops, and other shells. In an unplanned […]

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