A Weekend in Vancouver, BC

The hubby and I, and our good friends The Underdowns, took the train from Seattle to Vancouver for a long weekend. It was my first time traveling by train and it was a lovely experience. We sat back and relaxed without the exhaustion of driving or the annoyance of traffic (plus going through customs is just a […] Read more…

Preserved Lemons

Preserved lemons are incredibly easy to make, keep for a year in the fridge, and can be used in so many dishes that there’s no excuse not to always have them on hand. Try using Meyer Lemons when they are in season. Read more…

John Besh’s Fruit Crumble

This fruit crumble is a favorite go-to of mine, especially during berry season—I like to use raspberries, blueberries, or peaches—and it’s easy to toss everything into one baking dish for a party, or divide into individual ramekins for a quick weeknight treat. You can even assemble it in advance and bake when ready. Read more…

My First Month of Blue Apron

One month ago, I subscribed to Blue Apron when my friend, Angela, sent me a promo code for a week’s worth of free meals. I had been cooking at home more and was falling into a recipe rut, so I thought I’d give it a try. It was really easy to create an account, sign up, […] Read more…

Smoky Barbecue Ribs

At the first hint of sunny weather I get the itch to grill every kind of meat! I like how easy this smoky-spicy-sweet dry rub recipe is to make with a few pantry staples—and it’s great on grilled pork tenderloin, steak, and chicken, too. Give it a try this weekend! Read more…

S’mores Whoopie Pies

I really love bite-side food. Maybe that’s why I love spanish tapas and why I like to make a bunch of appetizers when I entertain. I also love bite-size dessert, so these mini whoopie pies fit right into my bite-size food obsession.  Read more…

Breakfast Casserole

This breakfast casserole is great for weekend brunch with friends. Or, you can pre-make and portion out for a few quick weekday morning meals. Use the recipe as your base and customize it by adding your favorite omelet ingredients such as mushrooms, bell pepper, bacon crumbles, spinach, etc. Read more…

Becoming a U.S. Citizen

My good friend, Alex, recently became a citizen after living in the U.S. for 28 years. He’s originally from London, England and has lived all over the states, and he recently decided it was time to make himself “official.” I’ve never been to an oath ceremony and I thought it would be fun to support my […] Read more…

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