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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The Big Secret: Revealing for 2017


So the Big Secret is out.             In September, I joined Weight Watchers . After a year of inconsistent dieting, I decided to put my money where my mouth was, and join Weight Watchers.  I was looking to start making some changes, to examine my relationship with food, and figure out if there was a way…

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