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…

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…

Smoked Salmon Pacific Northwest Style

These days there is somewhat of a “doom and gloom” atmosphere here in Seattle, or should I say in all of the US? It seems like nature as well as human kind has gone on a rampage. As if its not enough that every day there are news about  hurricanes, flooding’s and earthquakes, taking thousand…

Curried Zucchini Soup

I haven’t had a great “garden harvest” this year, mainly because I was too busy/lazy to water my veggie garden and it was just way too hot in the Pacific Northwest for my veggie garden to sustain itself. BUT my Zucchinis still grew with barely any water and so much determination has to be  rewarded…