Author: Laura Heldreth

Seahawks Games at Markaritaville

For the last two weekends, I've been cheering with my favorite Seahawks fans at Markaritaville. You haven't heard of Markaritaville?  Well, it's my favorite bar, comfortably located at my friends, […]

A New Lens and Breadcrumbs

“We must look at the lens through we see the world, as well as the world we see, and that the lens itself shapes how we interpret the world.” ― […]

Making Shrimp and Crab Dumplings

Ever since, My Pirate and I lunched at the new Taste of Sichuan in East Vancouver, I've become completely smitten with Asian dumplings. To learn how to make my own, […]

Creamy Scrambled Eggs for Dinner

This fall, My Pirate’s work schedule shifted from traveling out-of-town four days a week to an in-town local route without a long commute. After years of us living opposite hours, […]

Cranberry Chutney Infused Vodka

Several weeks before Thanksgiving, I looked into my garage fridge at a leftover bottle of vodka and a thawing container of homemade cranberry chutney and decided to mix the two […]

Parsnip and Barley Soup with Chicken

Barnaby and I are home sick with a cold this week. Yes, that’s right. The dog and I are sniffling and coughing together on the couch watching old sci-fi movies […]

Reuben Panini Sandwich

I recently learned that my Artichoke Glow photograph was selected to compete in the Peoples Choice portion of the Oregonian’s garden photo contest. I was elated. I grew up reading […]

My Minestrone Soup

Last week, I finished planting all of my new plant acquisitions with Barnaby's help and uncovered our front walkway.   My Pirate was ecstatic. The very next day a windstorm blew in […]

Giving Thanks and Cranberry Chutney

Raise your hand if you grew up eating canned jellied cranberry sauce! I did. And I’m not embarrassed to admit that I loved my sliced Frisbee of cranberry goodness. But, […]

Custard-filled Cornbread

Have you ever tried the custard-filled cornbread recipe from The Breakfast Book by Marion Cunningham? Whether you love or hate cornbread, you need to try this recipe! Custard-filled cornbread is […]

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