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

Let me say this right off: I have never copied a recipe and presented it as my own, and I have always tested the recipes that I've posted on this […]

Red lentils with lemon juice and cilantro

Last week, I got an email from a former Columbian colleague. He sent a plea to four of us who can get around in the kitchen. Don, former sports and […]

Chicken and dumplings kick off fall

Autumn is here. Well, at least it is now with temps dipping into the 50s and rain greening up the grass after long summer days. So last Saturday night, we roasted […]

Salmon with pineapple-chili sauce

Salmon, salmon everywhere after the great Alaska fishing trip. With a group coming last night, it was an easy choice for dinner. Remember those dangling fish in previous blog posts? […]

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

I made this salad last night to accompany spaghetti with clam sauce. Otherwise known as panzanella, Tuscan tomato salad is great on a hot summer evening when heirloom tomatoes are […]

Blueberry cobbler with peach accent

End of summer and I was short on the blueberries, which were awaiting their fate in the fridge. I was also short on peaches, which were getting riper by the […]

Sockeye from the great Alaska fishing trip

A couple of weeks ago (yes, I've been busy), I said I'd blog about the sockeye that two of my sons caught in Alaska. The dangling fish in the picture […]

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

With purpose, I didn't allow the photo at your right to be emphasized as you look at the Small Plates opening page. It's a picture of two of my sons […]

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