Summer Simplicity and Frenzy

Herbs, hardboiled eggs, salads, fresh fruit, bread, cheese. . . .zucchini and green beans starting to come out of my ears. . . .It’s a good time of year for cooking (or assembling) with what you have. And as much … Continue reading → ... Read more »

Labor of Love . . . in the Form of Currant Cake

My father was German and as might be considered typical, had strong opinions about many things, including food. He had an excellent palate. He died sixteen years ago when I was 23, ┬álong before I devoted my professional and volunteer … Continue reading → ... Read more »

Gratitude & Salads

It’s one of those mornings in Portland (Oregon) that is unspeakably beautiful–one of those days that makes the cold, clammy, gloomy days of June seem both irrelevant and from some distant past hardly to be remembered (even though it was … Continue reading → ... Read more »