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…

Tomato Relish/Jam

I for sure can not complain about not having anything to do these days, our weekends are filled with all sorts of fun activities like Open Air concerts, family visits, road trips and a special highlight: watching the Seahawks in training camp (thank you Astrid for sharing this special event with me!). Wow that was…

Fingerling Potato Salad

I have a thing for potato salad; maybe its because potatoes are in my “German: blood; I mean we Germans grow up on potatoes and eat them pretty much every day in some form or fashion. There is though one caveat to my potato love: I like everything potato just not potato salad with mayo – yuck –  but…