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Make A Wish

We’ve had a terrible spring in Seattle. Torrential rain, clouds almost every single day, snow storms in March, and historically cold temperatures. I’ve been extremely grumpy about the whole situation. My peas rotted twice, my spinach never took off and the slugs…Read More »

Goodbye Grass, Hello Garden!

There is really nothing more romantic than watching your husband tear out huge chunks of lawn so you can build a garden. It’s better than long walks on the beach. And breakfast in bed. And staring at each other across a candlelit…Read More »

Lemon Thyme Vinaigrette

We are right smack dab in the middle of salad season. Our P-Patch plot is filled with rows of baby arugula and crumply heads of butter lettuce. And last week I discovered a few leaf lettuce volunteers growing between some fava beans.…Read More »

Gardening Resolutions

Why, hello there. Remember me? I’ve been taking a little break to visit with family and friends and dip my toes into the ocean. While I was lolling away on the beach I dreamed up lots of new recipes, a really good…Read More »

Seed Catalogs Galore

It’s official. I need a bigger garden. In fact, I need a way bigger garden to fit all of the seeds I’m going to order. I came home from my three weeks away to a mailbox stuffed with seed catalogs. I’ve looked…Read More »

Let’s Dig In and Help Out

This morning in his inauguration address President Obama (!) called on all Americans to give back to our country.  He said: What is required of us now is a new era of responsibility – a recognition, on the part of every American,…Read More »

Canning Goal Update

You have got to love this new T-shirt designed by Jen Harris of Black Sheep Heap. It’s part of a series of 3 designs that Harris created as a fundraiser for Just Food, a really cool non-profit based in New York City.…Read More »

Craving Tomatoes

Last week I ordered a hamburger at a local greasy spoon. It came topped with a limp scrap of lettuce and a mushy, mealy, pink, sorry excuse for a tomato. We’ve had miserable fog, thick frost, black ice, and snow flurries, but…Read More »

Spice Things Up

Let me introduce you to a match made in food heaven: kosher salt and red pepper flakes. My friends Kari and Jesse introduced us to this delightful condiment combo at a make-your-own-pizza party last spring, and I’ve had a dish of the…Read More »