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To Market, To Market…Seattle

 
Aug. 7, 2009 6:29 pm 
Updated: Oct. 26, 2010 8:50 pm
What was I thinking, you ask? I was thinking that I finally  have a fully installed oven, after 3 months without. I was thinking, heat be darned, I have 6 pounds of peaches. I was thinking I needed to put together a thank you gift. I was NOT thinking about pie crust. Pie crust is a… MORE
Peeling Peaches
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Naked Peaches!
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No Sugar Needed!
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Peach Pie!!!
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Jul. 31, 2009 11:57 am 
Updated: Apr. 9, 2010 1:22 pm
If you have, then you know, this has to be one of the best farmers' markets in the country. One, for its location on the perimeter of the Capitol Square. Two, because it is producer only, so you know that you are buying the freshest most seasonal products possible. And, Three, for the… MORE
The Dane County Farmers' Market
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The Variety is Amazing.
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Juicy Carrots
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Dill for Pickling
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Jul. 18, 2009 9:33 am 
Updated: Jul. 31, 2009 12:07 pm
Mountains of vegetables! I love this time of the year, with berries, peas, carrots, tomatoes, herbs, potatoes, onions, greens - well, just everything - popping out of the ground. We are remodeling the kitchen and I am still without an oven/range, but am no longer washing dishes and veggies in… MORE
The Scene at Columbia City
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Peanut Sauce with Yakisoba Noodles and Tons of Veggies
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Lacinato Kale and Rainbow Chard
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Full Size Carrots in July!
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Jun. 16, 2009 10:20 am 
Updated: Jun. 19, 2009 2:27 pm
Cheddar, goat cheese, Swiss cheese, havarti, brie, camembert, colby…I know that there is a right cheese for every occasion. Cheese makes me happy. It relieves my stress and satisfies like no other food can. Maybe it is just my Wisconsin roots, but I feel about cheese the way some people… MORE
Cheese Samples!!!
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Sweet and Delicious Goat Cheese!
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Flowers
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Bluegrass Tunes Keep the Crowd Moving
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May 27, 2009 10:56 am 
Updated: Jun. 16, 2009 10:59 am
Late, late nights and early mornings were the rule this week, with a hectic schedule of dusty sheet rocking, mind bending framing problems, running heating ducts, laying new wood floors, painting, etc. So, we stayed close to home and checked out what was going on at our neighborhood market in… MORE
Tent After Tent at the West Seattle Market
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Baby Radishes
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Baby Carrots
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Baby Turnips or "Neeps" as Dad Says
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May 15, 2009 2:38 pm 
Updated: May 26, 2009 9:03 am
No fridge, no stove, no sink, no Farmer’s Market fix – this week was a sad week for fine dining in our little Seattle bungalow. I tried to make it to a market this week, but in my exuberance for checking out all of the local markets, I forgot to check the start dates. And, guess what? The… MORE
 
 
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May 8, 2009 11:48 am 
Updated: May 15, 2009 9:33 am
Ballard Market won the Best Local Market Award for two years running, so I have to make it the 2nd market on my weekly food-vacation-from-my-remodel plan. I am cooking my last dinners at home for a month, packing up the pantry, and getting ready to tear out the cupboards. Even with all the… MORE
Crisp Napa Cabbage
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Spuds! These Made awesome, fluffy and rich mashed taters.
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Tents and Tents of Produce!
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Oh the Fresh Greens!
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Apr. 28, 2009 2:58 pm 
Updated: May 4, 2009 2:06 pm
Standing on the bed of a truck, covered in construction grit, heaving the last of 1500 pounds of waste into the heap at the dump – Is this really how I wanted to spend my Spring Break? Remodeling our house is the current all-time, energy and money consuming project keeping us from… MORE
Pike Place Public Market
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Veggies
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Crabs, Mussels and Oyster!!
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Sample Man
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About Me
I started cooking at a young age and have had great experiences travelling and studying food around the world. I enjoy searching out new things and trying to find the "best of" my family and friends' favorite foods.
My favorite things to cook
I try to shop as much as I can at farmers markets. I really enjoy cooking with fresh, wholesome, local ingredients and I love exploring the products made by specialty meat, cheese, oil, vinegar, and wine producers both locally and from farther afield.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family has solid German and Scottish roots. The traditions coming out of my grandmother's kitchen are for hearty, frugal dishes: pot roasts, chicken and dumplings, rouladen, and Friday fish dinners are what I remember most.
My cooking triumphs
My mother was very sick one Christmas when I was still in gradeschool, probably 12 years old or so. We had the whole family (about 45 relatives) coming over for dinner and I told my Mom I would take care of it. For two days, I worked and cooked - running upstairs to ask Mom what to do next, then coming down to whip potatoes, make stuffing, prepare the molded salad, and dress the crown roast of pork for the holiday dinner. It all came out right, nothing was ruined and everyone ate well. I will always remember how good it felt to make my Mom and family so happy and proud. That is what really hooked me on cooking.
My cooking tragedies
As a young cook, I often would try to make things before I read a recipe or really understood the chemistry of the cooking or baking task. I once made the most wretched pot pie - a lard crust, undercooked gravy instead of white sauce, frozen peas as the only vegetable, turkey from a holiday that was probably a few days too old to eat. I served it to my sisters - it tasted horrible and gave us all upset stomachs. Thankfully, they have forgiven me and continue to support my cooking adventures.
 
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