Destination Monroe, Louisiana by Tara Ambrose

Trio’s (Where Friends Go to Meet Friends!) Destination: Monroe, Louisiana By: Tara Ambrose – Tara’s Taste of the Town Conveniently located in the heart of Monroe, between the comforts of the historic Garden District and the elegance of River Oaks Subdivision, Trio’s is a lovely restaurant is where comfort-convenience and class all collide! Jennifer Johnson and her family have had a long legacy in this … Continue reading Destination Monroe, Louisiana by Tara Ambrose

Annual Washington State Wine Awards Recognizes Industry Champions

The 12th Annual Washington State Wine Awards yesterday honored the restaurants, retailers, hotels, tourism professionals and distributors whose work has played a vital role in shaping Washington State as both a favored home and destination for those who enjoy outstanding wines. More than 100 nominations were received, and winners were selected for their impressive menus, innovative educational programs and marketing efforts, as well as their … Continue reading Annual Washington State Wine Awards Recognizes Industry Champions

Visiting Chef Series Dinner; Decadent Cuisine, Exquisite Wines

I had been tossing around the idea of a monthly Visiting Chef’s Series Dinner for quite a few months. Finding the time to plan/create just didn’t seem to be in the schedule and the final push came from a friend of mine who simply said, let’s throw a dinner party, we’ll do it together and it will be fabulous. Past entertaining has been limited to Friday … Continue reading Visiting Chef Series Dinner; Decadent Cuisine, Exquisite Wines

Splendid Gift Baskets, Secret Ingredient: Beer! By Ginger Johnson

“Oh Crap!!”  How many times have you been wondering or even scrambling last minute to muster up or buy a gift for a host as you’re just on your way out the door? Hmmm? Well, if you’ve found yourself in that position, it’s a great season to think ahead and prepare yourself to be caught at the ready. Here’s a plan to help you be … Continue reading Splendid Gift Baskets, Secret Ingredient: Beer! By Ginger Johnson

Holiday Gifts Made with Love

Storefronts, sidewalks, street signs and aisles at the local markets are brimming with holiday gift ideas and I am entranced by the sights and smells that Christmas brings.  It’s so simple to choose a gift from the shelf or to browse catalogs and have an item dropped to a friend’s front porch.  Simple yes, personalized?  No. When I was a child, one of my favorite … Continue reading Holiday Gifts Made with Love

Russell’s will host Chef Rick Bayless in Exclusive Collaborative Dinner

Two celebrated Chefs, one exquisite menu. The evening of October 27th, Russell’s in Bothell will host Chef Rick Bayless for an exclusive collaboration dinner with Chef Russell Lowell, benefiting Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Host of the critically acclaimed Public Television series, Mexico-One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless, Chef Rick Bayless will join Chef Russell Lowell in preparing what Chef Russell describes in one … Continue reading Russell’s will host Chef Rick Bayless in Exclusive Collaborative Dinner

Wicked Delicious Trio; Pears, Pork Loin and Bacon

September gave one last shout to the Pacific Northwest with high winds, torrential downpours and finally flew away entirely with a tornado.  Yes, for real. It was small, with winds whipping at 110 mph, it was on the ground for five minutes and it’s path length was one mile.  Goodbye September. I have always seen October as the beginning of the holiday season.  There is … Continue reading Wicked Delicious Trio; Pears, Pork Loin and Bacon

Life’s Adventures by Jacob Harrington

It’s strange to think that sometimes life just falls together like a puzzle. No more than two weeks ago I was an unemployed 19 year old man looking for work in the food industry. I love food, so naturally, when I was asked to intern for Your Home with Karie Engels, I jumped at the opportunity. Since that time I have begun to learn the … Continue reading Life’s Adventures by Jacob Harrington

Reel it in and serve it up; delicious salmon recipes

Fishermen and women have been lining the banks of local rivers pulling in some fabulous looking salmon this late summer season.  With so many recipes and prep methods for this tasty delight, we thought we would share a few of our favorites with you. Smoked Salmon Crisps contributed by Thomas Keller to Food and Wine.  A gorgeous appetizer with simple and delicious flavors that work … Continue reading Reel it in and serve it up; delicious salmon recipes

Quick and Dirty Game Day Foods

Football frenzied crowds are a festive lot to feed and making sure that everyone is satisfied with both quantity and flavor can be a tough task.  If time is an issue this weekend, we have you covered.  While my motto is, fresh and local whenever possible, reality is, it’s not always possible and there are times when quick and dirty is what will get the … Continue reading Quick and Dirty Game Day Foods