Born and raised on a farm in Western Washington.My mom taught me the basics of farm fresh food.So when I cook its as fresh as I can get.I just finished building my log home, so now I can create a new garden.Nothing like fresh vegi's in my meals.While building I could'nt have a garden so I had 20+ 5gal buckets to grow tomatoes.
My favorite things to cook
Anything fresh from the area, Local farmers markets,salmon,shellfish and dungeness(sp?) crab from Hood Canal,fresh chantrelle mushrooms from the woods on my property or trout from the lake I live on.
My favorite family cooking traditions
The grandkids say that they have to have what we call "Old man fingers" which are just thin sliced salame with cream cheese rolled up inside.If I don't have this at every holiday get together I'm in trouble.