Jerk Chicken Tacos

Although I love to be creative in the kitchen on most occasions, I certainly appreciate an intensely flavorful yet teasingly quick and easy meal.  Dishes like these are always a humbling reminder that good food does not always require time, effort, expertise, and magic.  They are like the $10 bottle of mass-production wine that tastes … [Follow your taste buds…]

Asian Wasabi Slaw

I love our Full Circle Farms veggie and fruit box for so many reasons.  The two most important, however, are that it provides us with foods throughout the sub-arctic Alaskan year that we would never get otherwise, and it sends us things that we would not otherwise purchase but are consequently forced to get creative … [Follow your taste buds…]

Smashed Cauliflower and Broccoli

The past few weeks in the Owl’s Nest (our house) have been even crazier than usual.  The end of grad school for my second master’s degree, the other one’s extended trip out of town, extreme reorganization of the garage including the construction of three L-shaped shelves, yoga, running (in my new minimalist shoes), birthday parties, … [Follow your taste buds…]

Baked Broccoli? (and Asparagus)

This week has been absolutely nuts–the last class of grad school for my second master’s, the waiting game to hear about my dream job, my favorite person in the universe out of town, meetings meetings and many many more meetings, and the extreme house reorganizing–among many other things–has led to very little time in the … [Follow your taste buds…]

Restaurant Worthy Salmon Cakes with Wasabi Vinegar Sauce

I have made plenty of things that are restaurant worthy throughout my time in the kitchen.  A few are appetizers or meals, but almost all of these items are baked goods; most recently the bunny cake, but also the prima donna brownies, the highly versatile and kid-friendly sugar cookiecake bars, any variation of the fruit pie, and of course … [Follow your taste buds…]