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A story about home… and some lunch recipes

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This is a story about home - where home is and what home means to me these days. And also, about what probably defines to eat lunch with me. Fish, involved, of course. We arrived in Seattle 357 days ago. People ask me "why Seattle?" all the time. Many seem surprised that I am indeed new to ...




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 ...




Alaskan black cod with a raw salad of beets, carrots and radishes

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A few days ago, we took a ferry ride to Vashon island to see our friends, Shauna, Danny and Lu. Yes, you know them - Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef. It was a cloudy Saturday morning. A peaceful one where the fog rolled in through the Sound. It was our first time in Vashon. An ...




Rhubarb and strawberry tartlets scented with orange flower water and vanilla bean

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I have officially been in Seattle for one month now and I have to tell you that I am completely in love with this city. Everywhere I turn, there is a blooming tree or the seagulls nearby at the harbor. I love driving over the Ballard bridge and seeing the fishing boats with their red ...