Month: July 2021

A Summer Raspberry Cake Recipe

A Summer Raspberry Cake Recipe

Because everyone needs a summer raspberry cake recipe.

BBQ Quinoa and Pinto Bean Burgers

BBQ Quinoa and Pinto Bean Burgers

These BBQ quinoa and pinto bean burgers are everything you might want in a bean burger. They are packed full of flavor from the barbecue sauce, garlic, green onions, and cheese. And they’re sturdy enough to hold all the toppings you might want. No mushy 

An Ooni Pizza Dough Recipe and the Ooni Learning Curve

An Ooni Pizza Dough Recipe and the Ooni Learning Curve

I finally have an Ooni pizza dough recipe that is both reliably easy to work with and tasty. And I think we may also have the Ooni pizza oven figured out.

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Jalapeño Raspberry Bramble

Jalapeño Raspberry Bramble

This jalapeño raspberry Bramble is a spicy twist on yet another classic gin cocktail. It’s made for sipping alongside your favorite Mexican meal or other spicy food. The original Bramble is a modern cocktail created by Dick Bradsell made with a dry gin, lemon juice, 

Peanut Butter Banana Clafoutis

Peanut Butter Banana Clafoutis

This peanut butter banana clafoutis is the delicious result of having too many bananas while planning for this week’s reddit 52 week baking challenge. It’s a very Americanized version of a classic French dessert that’s both easy and elegant.

Watermelon Panzanella with Sourdough Croutons

Watermelon Panzanella with Sourdough Croutons

This watermelon panzanella is a marriage between a poorly risen sourdough (a long story) turned into homemade sourdough croutons and a large watermelon that happened to be sitting on my countertop. And that happy union became a variation on a classic summer salad.

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Blackberry Lemon Bread

Blackberry Lemon Bread

This blackberry lemon bread is for all of you berry lovers, whether you pick your berries in a wild patch along the side of the road or as a mixed flat at the weekly Sunday market.

A Cherry Crisp with Rainier Cherries

A Cherry Crisp with Rainier Cherries

When I moved to Seattle in the summer of 1997, one of the first things I did was go to Pike Place Market. I vividly remember seeing folks at Pike Place Fish Market throwing fish. And I remember my surprise tasting a Rainier cherry for 

A Tuna Pesto Pasta Recipe with Arugula Spinach Pesto

A Tuna Pesto Pasta Recipe with Arugula Spinach Pesto

This tuna pesto pasta recipe was inspired by the linguine with tuna, lemon, and rocket (Linguine al Tonno, Limone, e Rughetta) that I first made with Diane Seed in Rome over a decade ago. It’s a quick and simple weeknight pasta that I have been making ever since.

It was only by chance that I ended up spending those days in Rome. I was supposed to go to Peru, but landslides closed Machu Picchu. And so a last minute change in plans sent me to Rome and Venice, two cities that I didn’t expect to love half as much as I did. Throughout my blog, you’ll see lessons I learned in Rome during three days of one on one cooking in Diane Seed’s kitchen.

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