Petrale sole with caper sauce

With all the salmon and halibut I have in the freezer, it had been an age since I shopped at Newman's, my favorite fish monger in Northwest Portland. But I […]

Shrimp fried rice Vietnamese style

[caption id="attachment_275" align="alignright" width="300"] Serve Vietnamese-style shrimp fried rice with pineapple and garnish with cilantro.[/caption] Let me say this right off: I have never copied a recipe and presented it as […]

Red lentils with lemon juice and cilantro

[caption id="attachment_261" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Red lentil soup is quick and easy: no soaking, no long-time cooking.[/caption] Last week, I got an email from a former Columbian colleague. He sent a plea […]

Chicken and dumplings kick off fall

[caption id="attachment_237" align="alignright" width="300"] All hands on deck to get a steaming bowl of chicken and dumplings[/caption] Autumn is here. Well, at least it is now with temps dipping into the […]

Salmon with pineapple-chili sauce

[caption id="attachment_228" align="alignright" width="199"] Alaska salmon pairs nicely with Nancie McDermott's pineapple-chili sauce.[/caption] Salmon, salmon everywhere after the great Alaska fishing trip. With a group coming last night, it was an […]

Blueberry cake tops off the meal

I turned to Janie Hibler's "Dungeness Crabs and Blackberry Cobblers" to come up with a quick dessert that would please the eight people who would gather around my table in […]

Tuscan tomato salad

[caption id="attachment_209" align="alignright" width="300"] Panzanella oozes with freshness on a hot summer evening.[/caption] I made this salad last night to accompany spaghetti with clam sauce. Otherwise known as panzanella, Tuscan tomato […]

Blueberry cobbler with peach accent

[caption id="attachment_201" align="alignright" width="300"] Cobbler: Big-time comfort food from summer fruit.[/caption] End of summer and I was short on the blueberries, which were awaiting their fate in the fridge. I was […]

Sockeye from the great Alaska fishing trip

[caption id="attachment_171" align="alignright" width="300"] No. 1 and No. 3 sons show off their work. One of these fish was the centerpiece for a dinner when my brother-in-law and his wife […]

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 […]

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