Soy Seared Salmon

We eat so much salmon around here that I oftentimes forget to blog about it.  It’s like cereal–a staple of our regular diet.  This year’s supply of sockeye came entirely from our own dipnetting efforts.  Ryan fished while I read books/attempted to not freeze in our “lovely” July weather that averaged 48 degrees.  Well, this … [Follow your taste buds…]

Roasted Red Pepper Soup

I’ve made carrot soup, asparagus soup, tomato soup, corn soup, potato soup, squash soup, pumpkin soup, beet soup, and broccoli soup, but I have never made roasted red pepper soup…until now.  And what a success it was.  Perfectly peppery, roasted, and spiced.  Also, it was extraordinarily fresh, and incredibly healthy (until I ate about fifty … [Follow your taste buds…]

Perfectly Soft Pretzel Sticks

Words escape me.  Truly.  I honestly don’t know how to describe the heavenly little sticks of flaky but chewy dough with a little hint of salt that are also known as Pretzels.  When I plan my last supper, these will absolutely-100%-without-hesitation-or-a-shadow-of-a-doubt be on the menu…in mass quantity. And yes, they are better than Auntie Anne’s.  … [Follow your taste buds…]

Pumpkin Brownies

Holy Moley!  This school year is NUTS!  New principal, new assistant principal, new superintendent, new standards-based programs (yay!), new policies, new procedures, new growth-based assessments (yay!), new mastery tracking systems (yay!), new everything!  I haven’t been this excited, this nervous, this busy, this frantic, and tired since my first two years of teaching in New … [Follow your taste buds…]