Versatile Risotto for seasonal cooking

May 20th 2013

rissoSpring veg right now have been crazy! You can get local stuff right now that is amazing, so I I wanted to devote a recipe technique that can be used any season with whatever is local right then...it is Spring here ...Continue Reading

Guam inspired Lumpia, this aint yo momma's egg roll!

May 16th 2013

IMG_4776 Back to “normal” for spring here in Portland….rainy! Doesn’t really bother me all that much to be honest…and back to cooking for rainy weather, it’s a different process completely. This recipe was inspired by the most amazing dish at PDX 671, ...Continue Reading

Greek Style rock fish

May 14th 2013

fish2 "Plaki" is a dish that is usually eaten around Easter, it is a great family style dish that is full of health benefits. As a kid I remember eating many different varieties of this dish and always loved it. I served ...Continue Reading

Rainbow chard and barley soup with pork confit

May 7th 2013

chard2 I decided I would use my chard to make a soup with the rest of my pork I had, and some barley from the pantry. I have made several soup recipes, so if you browse those you can see what we ...Continue Reading

Farmer's Market to Table

May 5th 2013

2 Finally! Our farmer's market is open! Surprisingly there were a few booths I didn't see last season...I found some really nice stuff. Asparagus....fresh, beautiful, local, asparagus! I made a flat bread the other day with some asparagus I had gotten from ...Continue Reading

Porkadelic pulled pork...no smoker required.

May 3rd 2013

SAMSUNG So spring here in Portland has been beyond amazing this year, last weekend we had the pleasure of attending a friend’s birthday celebration which included a very delicious smoked, pulled pork. It was awesome to be outside with friends enjoying a ...Continue Reading

Pistachio Crusted Sockeye Salmon and Confetti cous cous

April 28th 2013

IMG_4658 Well today turned out to be, as Bob Ross would put it “A happy accident”. Meaning by that…my original plan was foiled but brought about a better scenario. I could’ve sworn that today was the start of our local farmer’s market, ...Continue Reading

Matcha thanks a Latte`!!

April 25th 2013

IMG_4605 So I've already verbally splooged about how much I love Costco for certain items, well today I will be featuring another one!!! Ito en "Matcha" green tea! They sell it by the large box all individually wrapped and basically could survive ...Continue Reading

Spring Asparagus flatbread with Marcona Almonds

April 23rd 2013

IMG_4586Asparagus season is full bloom! Aside from all the nutritional value, asparagus is beautiful and the perfect way to celebrate the blooming of spring and end of winter (I’m over it). My go to way to serve asparagus is to just ...Continue Reading

Greek Potato Salad

April 23rd 2013

IMG_4577 Let me begin today with why I like Costco, as far as corporations go, they ain’t bad. Costco pays a living wage to employees, provide health insurance, they work with local distributors, you can get certain products for quarters on the ...Continue Reading