Cannon Beach, Seaside, and Astoria.

March 28th 2015

  001 IMG_0995 IMG_0989 IMG_0997 When we first moved up here nearly four years ago, one of the first ...Continue Reading

Pork Souvlaki

March 12th 2015

pork souvlaki 003 One of my very first memories of cooking is when I was about three and I was sitting on the large butcher block in my parents Greek food lounge on 27th St. in downtown Ogden, Utah. My mother would ...Continue Reading

Sesame crusted Ahi

March 7th 2015

009 How much of life is experienced as "happy accidents"? I know from personal experience "The Plan" rarely turns out as per what my mind has imagined, and mostly causes disappointment. But sometimes on a rare occasion, in a magically, mediocre place, ...Continue Reading

Soy Ginger Ramen with greens

February 20th 2015

soygingram I know whenever I go visit my family back in my hometown, there will usually be two events I can count on....first we will at some point eat my childhood comfort food of packaged ramen and we go to a Japanese ...Continue Reading

Citrus shrimp and lentils

January 30th 2015

lentils and shrimp 006 Blood oranges are the sexiest of the citrus family! When I see them in season I always get excited, and most stores up here pimp out the best that Cali has to offer, since our climate doesn't suit ...Continue Reading

Soul food sides: Collard greens with smoked turkey leg

January 20th 2015

collards 005 What is "Soul Food"? I guess to me it is food that was with made with love, putting your soul into it, it doesn't have to be fancy, but it is always good (so if you driving through at 2am ...Continue Reading

Marie's Green Beans Almondine

January 9th 2015

017   Over the weekend I got some sad news. My husbands' step grandmother Marie had passed away, she lived a long and beautiful life. I met her fifteen years or so ago, she was always kind, made me feel included, and not judgemental. ...Continue Reading

Resolution Soup

January 4th 2015

resolution Well yep, I think that the bloggers block is gone!  My recipe by no means is anything too spectacular, more practical, predictable, maybe even a lil' boring, which I think is what most of humanity goes for in reality anyhow.  Folks ...Continue Reading

Fitness is killing my food mojo!

October 21st 2014

SNL_0618_08_Pumping_Up_With_Hans_and_Franz Why hello i've decided on a overly wordy post on how trying to be a fit and healthy person is really messing with my ability to blog about food. I've been actively working with a trainer since like May-ish with ...Continue Reading

Korean Style Pan-seared tofu and the magic of gochujang.

September 23rd 2014

tofu2 Folks feel pretty conflicted about tofu, they either love or hate it....there is no "meh" with soy curd. I digs it, although perhaps eating it raw has been more of an acquired taste, I could eat it once a day and ...Continue Reading