Finish Your Dish with Delish

Finish Your Dish with Delish

This month we are talking about those little greens that fancy chefs finish their dishes with. These greens are packed with flavor and nutrition according to my cohort Kathy Kingen. So what actually is a micro green? It is a sprout of lettuce, herb or even vegetable. The flavor that comes off these micro greens…

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Smoke Before Fire: Cooking With Wood

Smoke Before Fire: Cooking With Wood

I have been cooking with wood for a large part of my career. Over the past 7 years I have really gone into the nuances of smoking meat with our partner restaurant Pecos Pit.  Smoke is an ancient technique that was used for preservation, tenderizing and flavor. Smoking is also a regional sport using local…

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Halibut But But

Halibut But But

Halibut has to be my all time favorite white fish and is great for the not-so-fish-friendly person you are entertaining. I call halibut a “beginner fish” because it’s not oily and does not have an overpowering fish quality like most.  I always ask the non-fish eaters out there if they like chicken strips. When they…

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Hit My Spears One More Time!

Hit My Spears One More Time!

I love all spears; Britney, Excalibur and my all-time favorite ASPARAGUS! The earthy delicate vegetable is amazing this time of year and grown locally in Eastern Washington. Asparagus comes in many different varieties like, standard green, pencil, jumbo, purple and white. Each type has amazing virtues that need to be handled properly. Below are my…

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Go Greek/Go Healthy

Go Greek/Go Healthy

I am like most of you and have given myself a very strict New Years resolution through the month of January. I am currently counting the days down until January is over and am wondering why I picked a month that has 31 freakin days in it!!! NOTE TO SELF: next year pick February. I…

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Picked a Pickled Pepper

Picked a Pickled Pepper

If Peter Piper has chosen to pick a pickled pepper then I am following his lead. My blog this week leads you into some great recipes on what to do with peppers. You may enjoy sweet or hot peppers but to make them truly ZING, pickle them. Below I will show you a quick easy…

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