Vegetarian

finding full health

Yesterday, we held an event at our kitchen studio, the first public event in that space. We had been looking forward to it for quite awhile. I haven’t said much about our studio here, even though…

ah, Tofino.

I’ve decided that this should be my birthday dinner every year: fresh-caught crab, steamed and lay down next to a bowl of warm pastured butter, roasted local potatoes with melted cheese that has crusted around…

breathing it in

We left Italy more than two months ago. There has been so much living since then. So much good, so much chaos, so many good meals. Still, sometimes I just close my eyes and imagine…

a cauliflower geek

It was Saturday morning, a hot morning in July. As always, we woke up thinking about the farmers’ market. Should we buy a side of salmon from Mike? Don’t forget the bacon. Would Michelle still…

these are the days

These are the days of air so hot I can’t imagine eating anything but pieces of cool cucumber mixed with cold yogurt, topped with sesame seeds and toasted walnuts. sprinklers offering feeble amounts, as everyone in…

invited to the table

The only thing I want to write about today is love. Lu has fallen in love with Beauty and the Beast lately. We showed her the movie for the first time last week and she has…

pasta pizza

For the last four evenings, I’ve been leaving the house in the late afternoon to speak at libraries around the Seattle area. (Last night I drove high into the hills, up toward the mountains.) This…

sun-warmed and happily exhausted

For years, I’ve tried to treat the seasons with balanced attention. Like a mother who tries to love all her children equally, I work to find the best from fall through spring. Winter is dark…

a love letter to her mama

You could never have convinced me, when I was 16, that I would one day be writing this piece. Of course, back then I had memorized the name and spelling of every muscle nerve and tendon…