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Six Questions For Spring, An Interview By Annalee Millar
As the Seattle weather changes from good to better, it occurs to me: what to cook? The cold and rainy
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FWAL Travels to Mexico City
This month I took a short holiday in Mexico City to visit my friend Serghio.  I had no expectations really, although
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Slow Cooked Chicken with Lemon, Capers and Rice
I’ve had friends ask me to write Slow Cooker (i.e. Crock-Pot) recipes over the years, but my “recipe” test usually
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Tahini & Black Sesame Cookies
I’ve been invited to a Women’s League cookie exchange this week, which means my typical “let bakeries be good at
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Curried Pumpkin Ricotta Dip
While playing around with this recipe, I didn’t love the granular texture of ricotta straight from the container.  I decided
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Charred Snap Peas with Radish and Herbs
I’m introducing previously unfavorable flavors into my kitchen this week.  It’s a mission to expand the usual go-to vegetable list
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Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Breadcrumbs and Pine Nuts
Seattle Urban Farm Company and I have teamed up to highlight seasonal ingredients with corresponding recipes.  They bring the farming know-how, while
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Bastille Rooftop Farm-to-table dinner
Last week a group of friends joined Bastille and Seattle Urban Farm Company for a rooftop dinner beneath a candlelit
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Tomato Soup for the Soul
It appears I’m cooking my way through the August 2014 edition of Bon Appetit.  I could move on to a
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Charred Shishito Skewers
Last year my friend Lindsay and her then boyfriend, now husband, visited me in Seattle. We took them to all
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Beet Slaw with Mint
This Sunday I wondered through the Ballard Farmers Market, a real life foodie love fest. There’s homemade granola, a fresh
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Nectarine and Plum Crumble Pie
A few years ago, my friends Krista and Peter, got married.  Instead of offering the traditional wedding cake for dessert,
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Roasted Tomato Hummus
Once I peel back the calendar page, transitioning from July to August, visions of ripe tomatoes and al fresco meals
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Foodie tip of the day: Post party crostini
It’s the season for having people over to enjoy appetizers, light dinners and cold wine.  Post party, I always have
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July is Jumbo Cherry Month!
This year’s crop of Washington cherries are turning out to be one of the best and July is officially Jumbo
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