October 19, 2017

Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes with Caramelized Apples and Whipped Cream


I've been waiting a few weeks to share this recipe with you guys!  I pulled it together one morning, which started with me quietly slipping downstairs, while Brent and Sebastian were still sleeping. I turned on the kettle and made myself a cup of tea. I started with a pancake recipe that I use often, but this time, I subbed half the all-purpose flour for whole wheat and added buttermilk instead of 2%. I didn't really have any expectations, I just thought, maybe this could be good.
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October 11, 2017

Thai Red Curry with Salmon

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I am officially over my denial about summer coming to an end and have decided that it's time to embrace everything that is Autumn. Starting with the DIY pinecone wreath I made last weekend, and of course, the pumpkin lattes.
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October 5, 2017

Brown Butter Mac and Cheese with Tomatoes

I've recently discovered the secrets to a really good mac and cheese, and I can't believe it's taken me this long in life. These simple steps will take your mac and cheese game to at least a 10. Over the years, I've tried to figure out what I like and don't like about mac and cheese. I am firmly in the no breadcrumbs category. I prefer a very cheesy almost soupy consistency to my sauce. The noodles need to be firm and not mushy. And I need a bit of a bite to the cheese sauce.
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September 26, 2017

Chanterelle Risotto

It's chanterelle season here in the PNW. I'm sure I've talked about my love of chanterelles before, and that time I booked a 3 day weekend getaway with the local mycological society to learn how to forage chanterelles in the wild and it turned out to be a total disaster and I was then turned off of mushrooms for a year. My take home notes from the workshop were as follows: foraging for mushrooms is terrifying. There are a lot of look alike mushrooms, and if you don't feel 100% confident in your identifications skills, than you probably shouldn't be foraging for mushrooms.

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September 14, 2017

Roasted Grape and Ricotta Crostini


Last weekend we went to Skipley Farms to pick some apples - which seems out of character for someone who is in denial about Fall, or rather, angry that summer is coming to an end. The weather was gorgeous and we had nothing to do, so I mentioned that we go to a farm outside the city to let Sebastian run around because that's what you do with a toddler. You spend your weekends bringing them to various places to burn off energy, preferably ones away from roads and traffic and large crowds, sort of like a puppy.
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