Mis en place so you don’t miss le partay


Share Tweet Today’s recipe really highlights the importance of “mise en place” which is simply having all your ingredients prepped before you begin cooking.  This is especially important if you are having guests for dinner and expect to actually visit with them instead of slaving over a hot wok! The prep and assembly of ingredients [...]

Blender adventure yields delicious chilled soup


Share Tweet I do not like chilled, creamy soups. Nor do I like raw cucumbers.  Fussy one, I am… Having said that, Becky has totally converted me on both counts with her Chilled Cucumber-Coconut Soup with Dungeness Crab (pg 55).  It’s a medium-level difficulty (#3) but I found it fairly easy to pull together – [...]

Feeling crabby? Punch up your panzanella!


Share Tweet You haven’t lived until you’ve trudged to the beach on the typical gray, damp, overcast Pacific Northwest morning in search of live dungeness crabs. It will be cold, it will be wet, it will be sandy and it will appear to be pointless at times – but in the end, it will result [...]

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