Perfect Scallops

Perfect Scallops

My first experience with scallops was… underwhelming. I had ordered a seafood pasta for my lunch break {long since removed from the menu} at one of the restaurants I gave nearly a third of my life to used to work at. If you’ve ever had an overcooked rubbery scallop, you’ll nod along in agreement when I say: Scallops are delicious…… Read more →

Lime Tostones

Lime Tostones

Some days I can be found sifting through the plantain bin at the store, my focus set, determined and searching for the greenest plantains. Then there are the days I give a serious nod to the produce guy and ask him to check the back for the “green ones”. To other shoppers, I’m sure it looks like some secretive back… Read more →

Mushroom Onion and Beef Soup

Mushroom, Onion, and Beef Soup

I was prepping some ingredients in the kitchen recently, almost laughing at myself. Years ago, if you were to say I’d be making a mushroom soup for myself to eat {not just the fam}, I’d say you had lost your ever loving mind. But there I was. Lovingly wiping and slicing portabello mushrooms for soup. Read more →

DIY Fall Essential Oil Blend

DIY Fall Essential Oil Blend

We’re in the thick of autumn and I couldn’t be happier. The temperatures are staying cool, the wind is making fallen leaves dance, and we’ve had rainy days that remind me of life on the “moss side”. Yes, I will forever be a Pacific NorthWET girl – regardless of my home address. I’ve been combining these three essential oils in… Read more →

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Cinnamon Donut Holes

Cinnamon Donut Holes

When I set out to revamp yet another old recipe, it was no surprise I reached for the cinnamon. The leaves are falling. There’s a chill in the air. That usually when I add cinnamon to every thing in the kitchen. If there were such a thing as a “spirit spice”, cinnamon would be mine. Read more →