Archive for grains




Fiddlehead ferns, nettles and ricotta gnudi

Fiddlehead ferns

Something mossy, something pickled and definitely, dairy. This is how I described PNW cooking to a friend who was visiting Seattle last week. Well, this is obviously a mere simplification and before I get grief about it, yes, let's point out that here we have amazing shellfish, fungus, berries, root vegetables and stone fruits... the list ...




Bitter greens, lentils, beets and prosciutto for a winter-inspired dinner

Bitter green, lentil, beet and prosciutto salad

This past Sunday, I hosted my first cooking class and communal table event at my studio. It was inspired by the Danish word hygge. Hygge. A concept I have heard often this winter in Seattle... "The art of building sanctuary and community, of inviting closeness and paying attention to what makes us feel open hearted and ...




A quinoa salad full of spring

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I returned from Tuscany last Saturday night where I had spent ten amazing days teaching a food and lifestyle photography workshop. My head jet-lagged and full of beautiful scenery. The rolling hills, the wildflowers everywhere, the faces, the food. I miss it. I miss our students who enthusiastically joined us in every trip and every exercise. I returned ...




My basic granola recipe

Gluten-free granola

This is a post about my basic granola recipe... ... or also, about a recipe to make when you have to empty your pantry. Empty your house. We are nearly finished packing. I actually love going through our things and sorting through the essentials. Looking through boxes of memories or small tokens from years past like the baby ...




A farm tour and a recipe for yellow lentil cakes with poached eggs

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About a year ago, I stumbled upon Fig & Fauna, a blog that chronicles the life of a family farm. As I learned more and more about them, I couldn't believe they actually lived so close to us and that we had never crossed paths. I am sure we did, at Whole Foods or at ...