Ginger: a culinary and medicinal wonder

Ginger: a culinary and medicinal wonder

In Ayurvedic Medicine (a 5,000 year old medical system in India/Yoga traditions), ginger is one of the most healing herbs.  It is recommended for proper digestion, nausea,…

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Sunday at the farmers market: Jerusalem Artichokes

Sunday at the farmers market: Jerusalem Artichokes

Sunday mornings (or afternoons, depending on my Saturday night activities) usually bring me to the Ballard Farmer’s Market.  A happy place.  The colors, smells and sounds…

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Pesto Caprese Chicken

Pesto Caprese Chicken

This recipe came to me working at the deli, where rotisserie chicken is always on the menu.  Pesto Caprese Chicken is super versatile – make it into…

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A Workin' Girl Gourmet Snack: Raisin Bread with Brie

A Workin’ Girl Gourmet Snack: Raisin Bread with Brie

My goal for 2011 is to relax a little more and work a little less.  So far, not doing great with this endeavour, but I’ve made…

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15-Minute Pesto Salmon

15-Minute Pesto Salmon

This is one of my favorite foods – broiled salmon.  When I was in India, I didn’t really miss eating meat (as I was living…

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Set the Mood for Your Meal

Set the Mood for Your Meal

I like to stress the importance of “Setting the Mood of Your Meal” for two reasons: 1) It’s enormously important to connect with each other, share a…

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