Salmon and Avocado; A fresh and delectable combination

The fresh and delicious flavors of salmon and avocados are a delectable combination.  I have gathered a few of my finest recipes using these two ingredients to prepare for an upcoming event and thankfully a couple of these will do nicely for Super Bowl weekend as well. The first is a fantastic recipe on the site of  This makes approx 30 appetizers Wild Smoked … Continue reading Salmon and Avocado; A fresh and delectable combination

Seared Scallop Salad and Chocolate Cake

Over the holidays the rich foods and decadent dessert tables are difficult to resist and by the time January rolls around, New Year Resolutions often include fad diets and self-promises to hit the gym.  Those pesky few pounds that were added during the cocktail party season simply need to come off. While I am certainly on board with shedding extra weight, eating healthy doesn’t necessarily … Continue reading Seared Scallop Salad and Chocolate Cake

Late Summer’s Luscious Bounty

Late summer strolls in lazily and so many wonders follow.  The sweetheart of summer the ripe, juicy peach, tart plum, sweet pear and the crisp apple are available at local stands and markets, and the farmers bins, boxes and flats are overflowing with the season’s luscious bounty. Here in the Orting Valley, there are several farms nestled tightly down in our little hollow.   Spooner Farms, Tahoma Farms, Little … Continue reading Late Summer’s Luscious Bounty

Soups to warm your bones on a soggy day

My time machine isn’t working properly.  January flew by and I have been trying desperately to hold on to the last few days.  February always brings the promise of spring and while I am eager for warmer, dryer weather, the time is whipping by far too fast.  The one thing I can count on for the remainder of the month however, are comfort foods.  It … Continue reading Soups to warm your bones on a soggy day

The lighter side of eating

I post many decadent desserts and cuisine that have fat and salt content that shoot through the roof.  It would be extremely irresponsible of me to let everyone assume that this is how our family eats on a daily basis while preserving our health and managing our weight. The simple fact is that we eat very healthy and save our special cuisine for special occasions … Continue reading The lighter side of eating