David’s Tea (A Visit to Vancouver)


How much is too much? In the early 00’s , when I first moved to Seattle, it was customary that when you went to Canada  you brought back soap for friends from lush. We didn’t have a local store, and we all loved the products. We’d plea each timfe, please please open a store in Seattle.  (The heard our pleas…

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Plated vs. Blue Apron: Blue Apron


So I’ve reviewed the Plated dishes. Here’s my review of Blue Apron Blue Apron: Congee & Caramelized Pork with Crispy Shallots and Black Garlic,Greek-StyleBraised Chicken Thighs with Fingerling Potatoes, Pan-Seared Salmon with Arugula, Candy Stripe Beets & Horseradish Sour Cream, This was a top chef promotion, with 3 meals being delivered for the price of two. The Congee and Carmelized…

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​Plated vs. Blue Apron: Plated Edition


I’ve been curious about these two meal services forever. I’m the one primary responsible for our dinner at home. I enjoy doing the planning, the cooking and executing, but it’s always nice to have some variety. If you haven’t heard of these services or their competitors (Hello Fresh, PlateJoy or Peach Dish) here is the scoop: Each week, these companies…

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Sometimes it’s leftovers


Sometimes you’re cleaning the kitchen, wrapping up from a big holiday meal. The morning after of course, because not everything got done the night before. You’re puttering around, filling the dishwasher, taking out the trash and making breakfast. Breakfast is simple in this case. The fridge is overflowing with leftovers, piles of turkey and ham, hollandaise sauce, chopped green onions…

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