Food waste is a huge problem in the US. 60 million tons of produce goes unused and wasted in the USA each year. That’s gross and sad. France has made it illegal to toss unused food from supermarkets– that’s a step in the right direction! That food goes to homeless shelters and food banks. Win-win-win.… Continue reading No-food waste game
Current kitchen appliance obsession: bread maker. Oh the things I do with my bread maker. And all of them are delicious and not dirty! The last time I purchased pizza was months ago thanks to my bread maker. The last time I purchased bagels was also months ago. And the last time I bought bread?… Continue reading My bread maker is life
I am a classic superlative user. I learned this from my father who would make any type of food and then ask, “Is it the best you ever had?” “Yes dad. It’s the best egg I’ve ever had.” This has carried over into all parts of my life and now it’s impossible to tell if… Continue reading The best thing I ever ate part 1
My mom was the daily cook in our house and she had about a dozen staple dishes that she made on rotation. Fried chicken. Spaghetti in the crock pot. Cabbage rolls. Broiled salmon. Chicken Cacciatore. Hamburgers. Steak. Split pea soup. Beef stew. We were a meat and potatoes Midwestern cuisine family. I don’t believe that she enjoyed… Continue reading Creating food culture in the US
Last night I made a new-to-me dish using lamb from Skagit River Ranch here in Washington. The recipe went horribly wrong and I’m still trying to figure out why. The recipe says to take the lamb out of the fridge an hour before starting the cooking. I did that. I broiled the lamb for 5… Continue reading Sad lamb
This blog isn’t about fast food or quick recipes or shortcuts. This is about enjoying the process of cooking your own food in a way that is healthy, sustainable and supports your community. Slow Food USA is a movement that embodies everything I love about cooking in the Skagit Valley. It encourages people to do these… Continue reading Why Slow Food?
The best financial advice I have been able to apply to my life is “avoid the store.” All stores. When followed, this rule can save you thousands of dollars over the course of the year. Imagine you visit a grocery store once per week. How much extra food and snacks are you putting in your cart?… Continue reading Why go search for food? Get it on your doorstep.