New Frontiers – Brazilian (Smoothie) Acai Bowls

Wow what a week it has been – new frontiers for sure have been conquered. Mike had his first ever (Meniscus) surgery and everybody who ever had surgery knows how stressful the process of getting ready for surgery can be. Personally I hate nothing more than getting into that ugly gown and blue stretchy surgery…

Good Bye Sky

Wow where should I start, it has been 5 months since my last blog entry and as you can imagine a lot has happened. I think I should get the sad news out first, I had to say good bye to my beloved dog Sky and unfortunately I couldn’t even be with her during her…

Poached Pears in Red Wine, Anise and Cinnamon

Maybe a little bit late to the party but why not extend the holiday memories with some holiday food? To me this is the ultimate Holiday dessert, the house smells like Christmas when you poach the pears with cinnamon, anise, orange and allspice. This is a super versatile dessert, you can slice the pears and…

Fragrant Duck with Plum Sauce on Bao Buns

Good Bye fun Christmas time!! Since I just posted an extensive blog about the last 3 months nothing exciting to report – it was more a “sobering” week than exciting. The Seahawks lost against the Dallas Cowboys – unnecessary in my humble opinion; we “de-holidized” the house and took all the lights down, put the…

Fried whole butterflied chicken

Time flies when you have fun but time really does not fly when you are doing a kitchen remodel! It took us a good 6 weeks to be back to normal but now I can finally enjoy my gourmet kitchen and don’t have to worry about remodeling for a while. My next recipe hopefully will…

Scrumptious Crab Cakes

We just returned from our yearly 4th of July Long Beach outing and that means summer has finally started in the Pacific Northwest. We didn’t waste any time and started off summer with a fresh Dungeness crab dinner caught by Mike and Sam and turned all the left over crab into scrumptious crab cakes. I…

Vanuatu – Where is that?

Wow what happened – a blink of an eye – and now its 4 months later and lots of stuff to catch up on. Almost a yearly tradition we rung in the New Year with our friends the Sudore’s in Fishlake. We were lucky and had snow this year and Mike motivated us to build an…