Browsing Category : Deb

Preview: Cooking for Holidays


Holidays are the best Cooking for the holidays  is awesome. It goes beyond cooking for Christmas or Thanksgiving, where the menu is pre-set and  expected.  After all, what is Christmas dinner without roast beast. What is Thanksgiving without Turkey? (Actually, the latter was pretty awesome when I was a vegetarian. ) It’s fun to cook for non-traditional holidays. It’s important…

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Exploring Pike Place Market: January


Pike Place Market in January I started my 2017 exploration of Pike Place this weekend. I was curious what Pike Place would look like in January. I’m a local, and I enjoy Pike Place Market, but I’ve never been there at 8:45 on a Saturday Morning. It’s quiet, quieter then I had assumed it would be. The streets were empty. It…

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A visit to Olympia Provisions (A new hobby)


Olympia Provisions   When we visited Portland last week, we made a stop at Olympia Provisions. I’m not sure my traveling companion, Kim, realized what a treat it was for me. Olympia Provisions is on the for front of what I consider the new charcuterie movement. It’s about taking local products, treating them with care and creating amazing hand made…

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Exploring Pike Place Market : Join me in 2017


                Pike Place Market is a Seattle institution. Tourists flock to the market  during the summer. Exploring the market  they dig through shops, buy fresh produce, sample the wares of the vendors. They buy tchotchkies and take home Wistfully they say “I wish I could shop here every day!” Pike Place Market is a…

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The Best Thing I ate in 2016


As you look back at 2016, It’s a good time to reflect. For me, that’s about the best thing I ate all year.  On an average week I cook 4 nights, we dine out 1 night, we eat leftovers 2 nights a week. (With Mike in school twice a week, I haven’t been eating much on night’s he’s out, just…

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