What kind of blogger are you anyway?

Spatchcocked Grilled Chicken

Lately I have been struggling simply to get a blog post up. Being creative and inspired has been hard. Why? Well, because I am focused on other stuff right now. That’s the simple truth of the matter. This past weekend, as if Easter wasn’t enough of a distraction, we had gorgeous weather here in Seattle. … Continue reading

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Chicken-Fried Steak and Mashed Potatoes with Gravy

When I read “The legacy that wasn’t: wonton soup” by T. Susan Chang (an excerpt from A Spoonful of Promises) it really struck home. Susan was also attempting to learn about her heritage through food. She was attempting to recreate something purely from sensory memory. As adults, we have learned to rely on external cues … Continue reading

{VIDEO POST} Chicken Part 3: Pho


OK folks, here it is: the BIG finale. After making a lemon-rosemary chicken and then stock, we have reached our final destination: Chicken Pho. For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, pho is the Vietnamese noodle soup. It is most typically served with beef, but if you go to a good pho restaurant, … Continue reading

{VIDEO POST} Chicken Part 2: Stock

Carved roasted chicken

If you have been following along for a bit now, you know that this is only my 2nd actual video. My sister had been teasing me for about a year that I should make a series of videos with the kids running around screaming in the background. Just like my real life. I didn’t include … Continue reading

VIDEO POST: My Famous Lemon-Rosemary Chicken


In an attempt to learn to make videos and use them to teach more about my cooking than simply blogging about them can do, I decided that I would start with chicken. Why not? This is the first installment of three videos showing what you can do with a simple roasting chicken. To start, I … Continue reading


Food at the Market

I decided to hit the famous Pike’s Place Market this week to do a little of my weekly shopping in hopes that I would be inspired. The weather here continues to be mostly rain although there have been moments of decent temperatures and even sun – occassionally. I am feeling very much ready for lighter … Continue reading


How would you finish this statement? I know that there are many times I think or say “If I had money, I would (fill in the blank).” I was lying in bed the other night trying to get to sleep, but instead thinking of my typical laundry list of things to do and what I … Continue reading


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