Lust for Mollusks
While growing up in the Pacific Northwest I have had many loving encounters with mollusks (shellfish). My fondest memories were raking steamers on Willapa bay in long beach Washington or getting my knees dirty hunting delicate razor clams. The yearning truly started at age 5 when I tried my first oyster off the Barbie. MyRead More
If there is a most delicious time to eat oysters and clams, it’s now. Admittedly, any day of the year is the best day to eat them. True. But when fall arrives, they are prime-at-prime and extra-best. Because they are at their sweetest, meatiest and most delicious peak. But why do they get that way?Read More
Do I need a Planner?
Featured Wedding: April 2019 Venue and Catering: Salty’s on Alki Beach Space: Skyline Ballroom Event Décor: Linen Sensation, Glassybaby Cake: Salty’s on Alki Floral: Patty Schmitz – Creative Colours by Patty Photography: Kelsey Lynne Photography In chatting with one of our brides the other day during a planning session, I learned that most couples thinkRead More
When I think about local wild tuna, I imagine far-away, get-aways like Hawaii or Japan. But without traveling, where would we go to find it? Well, pack your bags lightly my friend, your food staycation starts right here. Did you know, that troll caught albacore tuna is one of the most abundant Pacific Northwest seafoodRead More
The Fleet is in Albacore Tuna
At the end of summer I always get a chill that is not induced by the cold weather. The chill comes from raw excitement for all the amazing local seafood starting to come around the markets. One of the most under appreciated catches is the amazing albacore tuna off the Oregon coast. Albacore is wildRead More
Pucker Up Butter Cup!
You will ALWAYS find one ingredient in my professional and home kitchen; the god of the citrus world, the amazing, tart and delicious lemon. I use lemons in almost all my cooking and cocktails. Sometimes I overuse it in a gin and tonic and then give a little spritz or zest to brighten up soup.Read More
When Life Gives You Lemons
When life gives you lemons, I say do the happy dance. Because to me, it’s the sassiest, sunniest, food in your kitchen. Being dealt the attributes of acid and sour, lemons have the pluck to proudly rise above. These yellow orbs know that they bring balance to life. For instance, how would you know thatRead More