I first had this soup at one of our favorite local restaurants – Interurban (“IU”). As I examined the menu, I noticed the soup of the day “Cream of Jalapeño Soup” and was instantly curious. Before I tell you all about the soup – let me first tell you where I worked while in college — guess. Continue reading
After 3 trips to the San Juan Islands over the last 4 years ((read about are trip 2 years ago HERE)), I definitely feel as though that place is a second home. The first time we went, Gracie was only 2 – so our experiences were limited. The second time we went, Shep and I never left the house until he was medi-flighted off of the island. So this time, we ventured out! We took new hikes, went to other parts of the island, tried a few restaurants and a bakery and even took the inter-island ferry to Friday Harbor three times.
With all the sights and tasty food we enjoyed this year, I decided to share some of my favorites. ((BUT, I really like the slower pace and small population of Orcas — so don’t visit. Just kidding, kind of.)) Continue reading
My newest Sinkology recipe shines the light on one of my favorite summer treats :: fresh peaches! This slab pie combines some of my very own homegrown peaches with my favorite buttery, flaky, cinnamon-sugar pie crust. A homemade lattice crust topped peach pie made from homegrown peaches may sound a little complicated, right? Would it surprise you to know, Continue reading
I took a little break from the blog — I both missed it and enjoyed it all at the same time. While the blog was quiet, life was very full. We took a 16 day trip to my most favorite place in the world :: Orcas. For the first 10 days, it was just me and the herd. We left the bread-winner at home to win bread while we island-hopped, trail-hiked, beach-walked, tide pool-studied and good food-ate (just to name a few of our time-consuming delights). Continue reading
On the way to the Anacortes Ferry there is the most delightful outdoor market. I first discovered this market on our trip to Orcas Island 2 years ago. On that trip, I loaded up on fresh, sweet corn, herb bundles as big as my head, tomatoes, carrots, several types of fruit and two flats of blueberries. The blueberries were my most treasured purchase – one taste and my entire perception of that little blue fruit was forever changed. Unfortunately, blueberries ended up being the only item I cooked with while on that trip. Continue reading
Thanks to a wild ((or at the very least aged, unfettered & prolific)) plum tree and the kind-hearted generosity of my friend, Orcas Island potter, Mr. Weatherman, I have the pleasure of sharing this simple sour plum streusel. I went to visit Mr. Weatherman and his Olga Pottery shop during our second day on the island. His place is always a favorite stop of mine because of his beautiful pottery, his friendly conversation and his gracious accommodation of my “bubbly” herd. Continue reading
There is nothing quite as tasty as a perfectly ripe garden tomato. I am tickled to say my garden is currently popping out some of the tastiest, acidic, slightly sweet tomatoes I have ever tasted. They are perfect with a pinch of salt and a dash of black pepper, but with the bounty that I am harvesting, I decided to expand my tomato recipes a bit. This 5-ingredient recipe is almost as easy as slice, season and eat!
Well, the lack of weekly words is not for a lack of writeable experiences – just a lack of time to write about those experiences. I would say I could capture the entire vibe of the week with one word :: “SUMMER”. Continue reading
This recipe is a a 5-Ingredient Wonder! Cool, refreshing and simple – perfect for these steamy summer days!
Summer – whew. It’s a break for sure, but BOY are we busy! We enjoyed a nice trip to the lake last week and then squeezed in a double portion of busy when we got home. Doctor’s appointments, a slew of summer cooking classes ((check out my upcoming classes HERE and HERE)) and a set of freshly applied braces were just a few of the activities that had us moving at a speedy pace this week. Continue reading
I made these pralines with the sole intention of putting a smile Continue reading
You ay have noticed that I have been doing a lot of summer reading lately! A few good books, but mostly vintage cookbooks like my current favorites – Baking with Julia, German Baking and Cooking and the cookbook this recipe came from – Dean Fearing’s The Mansion on Turtle Creek. Continue reading