Archive for winter




An inspired mid-winter dinner

Aran Goyoaga's Seattle studio. Photo by Dorothee Brand

At the end of January, when Seattle was still dark and hibernating, my friend and stylist Jenn Elliott-Blake and I decided to get people out of their homes into my studio for a simple mid-winter communal dinner.I shared recipes from that event on the blog before, but now I wanted to share images from ...




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 ...




A frozen fruit crumb tart

Gluten and dairy free raspberry and rhubarb crumb tart

Life seems to be moving fast these days.In the last year, the busy-ness (which by the way... I heavily dislike to even admit that word) has really made me explore phone photography. It is a double sword this iPhone photography...... part laziness, part portability, part swiftness.Instagram has really been an important platform for ...






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 ...