Main Dishes

at her table.

One of the great joys of my life is writing cookbooks. Danny and I are deep in development on our next cookbook, American Classics Reinvented. (Next week: green chile breakfast pie, johnnycakes with cranberry syrup,…

a satisfying job

“It’s important to remember that when you’re feeding someone, including yourself, it’s an honor. It’s about pleasure and nurture and respect. We all come to the table with different kinds of baggage –hungers that can’t…

apples into cider

I was going to tell you about an apple cider pressing party we attended last weekend. A lovely gathering of people, parents of the children at Lu’s new preschool, standing around a large garage, shuffling…

cooking with my husband

If you walked into our small kitchen it might look as though the semi-circles we are dancing around each other are coordinated. They’re not. They’re of the moment, born of boiling water and butter that…

summer vegetable hash

One evening last week, I finally met Eric. My dear friend Sharon, who showed up on this website before Danny did, has been dating a man for nearly two years without me meeting him. This is…

spring quinoa salad

It’s finally, finally spring around here. The skies above this island, and the entire Puget Sound area, are fickle at best in March and April. Much of the time, those skies glower in dark grey,…