Summer Improv Cooking and Pasta Carbonara with Peas

Dull knives, wobbly pans, no pantry to speak of. . . .none of it mattered at the beach last week where I was for the annual family summer outing. My mother, sisters-in-law and I all brought fruit and produce and … Continue reading → ... Read more »

Summer (Cherries, Green Couscous, Garlic Scapes)

My four-year-old son Ellis and I spent a night at my mother’s place last week. ¬†She lives in the middle of nowhere and has neighbors with cherry trees and fruit picking ladders. Ellis climbed right to the top of this … Continue reading → ... Read more »

Strawberries, Roasted, Baked, . . .

It’s been a tough season for strawberries here in the Northwest. The cold and rainy spring has delayed the season and the berries tend to be smaller and less sweet than usual. However, they still are a treat, a long-awaited … Continue reading → ... Read more »