Category: Recipe Corner


  • Backyard Tomato Mozzarella Salad

    There is nothing more lovely in my garden during the height of summer than a beautiful, ripe juicy brandy wine tomato! Not only are they pretty to look at but they taste amazingly delicious. Being a huge fan of the tomato, I usually grow a few different varieties. I love them all, so this salad […]

    August 26, 2021

  • Juneberry Pie

    Juneberry Pie Recipe

    a.k.a. Serviceberry or Saskatoon Berry Pie Ingredients Pie Crust 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon sugar 1 cup cold butter cubed 1/4 cup ice-cold water Pie Filling 4 cups saskatoon berries, or as needed ¾ cup white sugar 1 ½ tablespoons of all-purpose flour 1 ½ tablespoons cornstarch 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1 […]

    July 16, 2021

  • Crunchy Broccoli Salad

    It’s said that people who particularly enjoy eating crunchy foods may have anger issues, but I don’t entirely subscribe to that theory! Sometimes nothing satisfies like a kettle fried chip or in this case, an extra crunchy broccoli salad. This salad hits a lot of flavor centers with the smoky flavor of bacon, the nutty […]

    May 11, 2021

  • Perfect Timing for Curry Noodle Bowls

    In cooking, timing is everything! It is a dance to make sure that all things are done roasting, toasting, boiling, broiling, cooling, crisping, or whisking all at the same time so your meal is PERFECT! I found that creating this curry noodle bowl recipe had a couple of elements of “mindful” timing but nothing that […]

    March 2, 2021

  • photos or Orange Chicken and rice

    Craving Easy Orange Chicken?

    Traditional Chinese food is something I crave often. Yet, Chinese cuisine is the one cuisine that I feel that I have very little grasp on preparing despite all my years of cooking experience. I generally prefer to leave it to the professionals when I have an insatiable hankering. However, there have been times when I’ve […]

    November 19, 2020

  • Spicy Caramelized Eggplant-Embrace the Odd Purple Vegetable!

    I’ve never heard anyone exclaim or ever say, “I LOVE EGGPLANT!”  Yet, it’s one of those foods, kind of like tofu that absorbs the flavors that you cook it with making it deserving of some love. I have seen so many beautifully grown eggplants at the farmers market and pictures from friend’s gardens that makes […]

    September 2, 2020

  • Summer of Sangria

    No doubt about it, summer time is sangria time! As a red wine lover and not much of a white or rose’ fan, sangria is a cool and refreshing way to utilize this beloved elixir without feeling left out of the party on the patio. There are a several different ways to make sangria and […]

    August 4, 2020

  • Blackberry Cobbler ID 14720971 © Stephanie Frey | Dreamstime.com

    Easy Old-Fashioned Blackberry Cobbler

    Ingredients: 1 stick butter, room temperature 1 cup sugar 2 cups flour 2 Tbsps. baking powder 1 cup milk 6 cup blackberries (fresh or frozen) 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 3/4 cups cold water Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream Directions: Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish. Step 2: Beat butter and one […]

    July 21, 2020

  • photo of ripe bing cherries

    Cherries are good for…

    Cherries are touted to have anti-inflammatory superpowers. They are said to be good for increasing metabolism, reducing muscle pain, blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and easing insomnia. Helpful in preventing Alzheimer’s, colon cancer, and strokes. It is cherry season In California! Within a couple of weeks, it will be in Washington as well. Washington sweet Bing cherries […]

    May 21, 2020

  • Horchata Recipe

    Hola Horchata! Recently, I had an amazing experience at my Thursday morning West Seattle Champions BNI (Business Networking International) group. Benjamin Jury, catering extraordinaire, brought in a coffee bar for us to sample. There were many amazing syrups and elixirs, but the “Horchata Cold Brew” really piqued my interest! I poured some into my cup […]

    December 17, 2019