Month: July 2013

Alert: Don’t look at this post if you don’t want to see dead fish

[caption id="attachment_156" align="alignright" width="300"] Ruben, David and Ray Cleaveland after fishing in Yakutat, Alaska, in July.[/caption] With purpose, I didn't allow the photo at your right to be emphasized as you […]

Not done with basil: Bruschetta is up next

[caption id="attachment_150" align="alignright" width="300"] My husband loves bruschetta. That's why his portion seemingly overwhelms the dried peasant bread. But you can see why this dish is best eaten with a […]

Ah, summer! Basil in the mix

[caption id="attachment_140" align="alignright" width="300"] Tomato and basil soup is great for a summer meal. I've paired it with chicken salad and contrasted the saltiness of both with a freshly sliced […]

Tortilla Espanola or Tortilla de Patatas

[caption id="attachment_134" align="alignright" width="225"] Spain is famous for its potato omelets. Tortilla de patatas can be full of extras -- like green pepper and bacon in this case. And you […]

Martini time in Oliver’s

[caption id="attachment_116" align="alignright" width="225"] Oliver's classic martini[/caption] After the dinner last weekend in Seattle, the one for the Epic Teachers project for ┬áthe archdiocese, I packed up and headed downtown to […]

Two salads for hot days

[caption id="attachment_108" align="alignright" width="300"] Scallion and Asparagus Salad (left) was a big hit at my dinner party in Seattle. The recipe comes from "Lidia's Favorite Recipes." Insalata Caprese, the second […]

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