Spring

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,…

fennel syrup

I have a fennel problem. Well, Danny refers to it as a problem. I think it’s perfectly fine that from December through June I would like to eat something with fennel in it every single…

gluten-free rhubarb muffins

Warm muffins just out of the oven. The sour-sweet kick-in-the-mouth taste of rhubarb this time of year, sliding through each tender bite. Soft as sighs. I’ve been thinking about making these muffins since I saw the…

roasted asparagus frittata

It is finally spring around here. This may have been the mildest winter in Seattle history, weather-wise, but it was a long one in this house. I’ve written about that here before. No need to repeat.…

chanterelles with thyme

Have you tried chanterelles before? They look like they come from the earth, don’t they? I love seeing them splayed out in this rough-hewn box at the farmers’ market, since I know the folks at…

Irish soda bread buns

So we’re back from Arizona for less than 24 hours. The suitcases are spilling clothes, the living room is cluttered with opened books and toddler shoes, and the refrigerator needs cleaning. Besides that fact, I…

ripe strawberries

On Saturday afternoon, my friend Tea and I walked around the farmers’ market slowly. Even though it was towards the end of market day, the farmers all looked happy, their stands nearly empty. The sun…