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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 ...




Thinking about Christmas – a lobster and fennel stew

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I must admit to you that the last few weeks I have been crazed. Moved by the positive reviews my book has been receiving (read here, here, here, here, here)... ... but also learning what it takes to put my work out there for the world to see and read. I know I do that every time ...




The Washington apples, a bread pudding and other Thanksgiving recipes

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At the end of October we traveled to Seattle where I had a few book-related events. We turned it into a family vacation where Jon and Miren could experience real autumn weather and colors. The colors. They took my breath away. I had never been in Washington during October and from what I had gathered, there is a ...




Steamed clams with truffled lady apple and sunchoke cream and a beet galette

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It's a great thing when I can sneak in a quick trip to New York City. Despite the hustle and bustle, I feel a sense of ease and calmness there. Funny thing.I arrived early Wednesday morning and although I knew it was going to be a day full of book meetings, I had two things ...




Lemony Fennel, Baby Pink Turnip and Watercress Soup and Watching Penny Live

Sometimes it is easy for me to get sucked into the little details of my everyday life. Getting kids ready in the morning, making sure everyone is fed... Then I start working.It is taking much energy for me to work on this book. Believe me, it is my passion. I cannot stop thinking about it. ...