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French 75

INGREDIENTS 1 lemon 1 1/2 oz gin 3/4 oz fresh lemon juice 1/2 oz simple syrup 1 cup ice cubes 2 oz dry sparkling wine, such as brut Champagne, chilled DIRECTIONS STEP 1 Using zester slice lemon peel in a long, thin spiral. STEP 2 In cocktail shaker, combine gin, lemon juice, simple syrup and […] Read more…

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Perfect Margarita

INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 oz El Jimador Tequila Blanco 1 oz fresh squeezed lime juice 1/2 oz Cointreau 1/2 oz simple syrup Salt optional: 1/2 jalapeño pepper, seeded (or not depending on how spicy you like it) DIRECTIONS STEP 1 Combine all ingredients in tall glass filled with ice. Mix with cocktail mixing spoon or shake in cocktail […] Read more…

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Carrot Cake

Serves 10-12 INGREDIENTS For the cake: 2 cups (100 grams) pecans or walnuts (1 cup for cake, 1 cup to garnish frosting, more if you want to add more between cake layers) 3/4 pound (340 grams) raw carrots (about 2 1/2 cups finely grated) 2 cups (260 grams) all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 […] Read more…

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Beef Wellington

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS For the Duxelles: 1 1/2 pints (3/4 pounds) white button mushrooms 1 shallots, peeled and roughly chopped 2 cloves garlic, peeled and roughly chopped 1 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves only 1 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper For the Beef: 1 pound center […] Read more…

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Stuffing Reboot

Serves 8-10 INGREDIENTS 1 package of Pepperidge Farms Corn Bread Stuffing Mix 1 stick butter (plus more for stuffing recipe) Vegetable stock (for stuffing recipe) 5 celery stocks, finely diced 2 onions, finely diced 2 Granny Smith apples 1 cup dried cherries or dried figs 1 teaspoon fresh thyme 1/2 fennel bulb, finely diced (optional) […] Read more…

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Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Serves 8-10 INGREDIENTS 1 lb. brussel sprouts 4 slices bacon 1 onion, sliced Lemon (optional) Olive oil Salt and pepper DIRECTIONS STEP 1 Preheat the oven to 425F. Cut bottom stalk off brussel sprouts and cut large ones in half or quarters. Place in pan. Drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper and toss around […] Read more…

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What’s in my bag…

Here is my typical setup for when we are exploring the Pacific Northwest. Think Tank’s StreetWalker Backpack; I like how narrow this bag is, yet can carry so much. It feels light on the back and the rain cover always comes in handy up here. Nikon D700 Nikon AF-Nikkor 35mm ƒ/2.0 D; this lens is […] Read more…

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Egg Cups

INGREDIENTS 12 eggs 4-5 slices of bacon 1 bag of shredded Cheddar or Jack Cheese 1 bunch of green onions, chopped Salt & pepper 12 silicon baking cups DIRECTIONS STEP 1 Cook slices of bacon in oven or in microwave until very crispy. Once cool, chop into small pieces. STEP 2 Using a hand mixer, […] Read more…

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RedBull Global Rally Cross

Ever since I moved to “Subaru County” I have been anxious to photograph a rally event. I had missed the Rally America event in Oregon so I was excited to learn that the Red Bull Global Rally Cross series was coming to Snoqualmie at the DirtFish Rally School. I headed out for the final day […] Read more…

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Bruschetta Two Ways

Ricotta-Lemon Bruschetta INGREDIENTS 1/2 baguette, sliced on bias 1 clove garlic 1 cup ricotta cheese 1/2 pint of cherry tomatoes cut half 3 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest 1 teaspoon lemon juice Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh basil, finely chopped DIRECTIONS STEP 1 Brush baguette slices with olive […] Read more…

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