Category Archives: Odds & Ends

The Perfect Piggy

I don’t own many non-essential kitchen gadgets or tools in my global kitchens…less is more in my book. However, I adore this cute, pig-themed silicone cover and employ it on an almost daily basis for steaming, and for pan frying. … Continue reading

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Homemade Crackers Redux

Click here to view recipe. You have read how I often – OK, usually – change recipes before I try to make a particular item and often afterwards when I do a taste test and decide it needs more or … Continue reading

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The Chopped Liver Challenge

Click here to view recipe. The title of this post will likely not appeal to most of you — unless, of course, you ate chopped liver for holiday celebrations throughout your life. Such is the case with me; a Jewish … Continue reading

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Hazelnut Mayo

Click here to view recipe. So the other day I was trying to recreate a hazelnut vinaigrette I sampled at Cafe Presse in Seattle. At first glance, this tiny hole-in-the-wall joint near Seattle University looks like a casual coffee shop … Continue reading

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Shallot Fish Sauce: Brussels #3

Click here to view recipe. Having had too much fun for two days in Amsterdam, we headed for the central station to catch a train to Brussels. Signs were not translated into English but we successfully got ourselves onto the … Continue reading

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Finding Fondue in Amsterdam (Part 2 of 3)

Click here to view recipe. Amsterdam was the first stop on our European adventure.I last time set foot in this beautiful city in 1998 when my daughter had Spring break and we decided to have an adventure there. The plane … Continue reading

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Belizean Onion Habenero Condiment

Click here to view recipe. I have to laugh whenever I look at the title of this post… “The Condiment” is the name we bestowed on the concoction Wayne threw together before my arrival at our home in Belize earlier … Continue reading

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Onion Infused oil

Click here to view recipe. As you have likely discovered, I travel a lot. So it should come as no surprise that we accumulate a ton of airline miles – which makes traveling to exotic locales much more viable. About … Continue reading

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Crazy About Crackers

Click here to view recipe. It is 6:45 am here in Seattle, the night is clinging to the city and I have just put three trays of whole grain seeded cracker dough into my oven to bake. Again. It’s my … Continue reading

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Orange Coated Nuts/Travel Food

I have been a traveling fool of late. Over the past few months I’ve journeyed to Belize, Iowa and California and soon I’ll head back to the Midwest and then up to Vancouver, Canada.  Some days I feel like I … Continue reading

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