Snow prep: 3-Bean Turkey Chipotle Chili, Christmas Cranes in Seattle

  While there’s usually lots of snow in the two mountain ranges in Washington State, where, in my opinion, it belongs, we also get some snow here at Seattle sea level during the season. Some years there’s hardly more than an occasional dusting and, rarely, we have deep snow. It used to be said that … More Snow prep: 3-Bean Turkey Chipotle Chili, Christmas Cranes in Seattle

Broccoli Souffle with Sharp Cheddar n Chipotle Sauce

Broccoli was well used tonight as the star of a souffle and in the old-fashioned pickle- marinated form along with yellow onion and baby grape tomatoes. There was leftover Chicken and Eggplant Khoresh* with Persian-Adwiya seasoned basmati rice from the freezer for the main course, and for dessert, a slice of a neighbor’s yummy Mexican … More Broccoli Souffle with Sharp Cheddar n Chipotle Sauce

Caramelized Red Bells n Farfalle for Mother’s Day

Yesterday I spent a gorgeous and perfect afternoon in another city with my daughter while Seattle celebrated Opening Day of Boating Season. She and I celebrated Mother’s Day (in part) early with lunch at Rory’s in Edmonds and watched the run-up to the Kentucky Derby at the same time. We Lyfted up the hill to … More Caramelized Red Bells n Farfalle for Mother’s Day

Stuffed Eggplant

Since summertime 2014, most Tuesday dinners involved some items or spices typically associated with Mexican food and were called, in a name widely used elsewhere, Taco Tuesdays. It seldom involved tacos, but often involved the leanest ground beef with taco seasoning. (I could write a mini-book with those recipes; maybe I will someday.) My daughter’s … More Stuffed Eggplant

Eggplant, Red Bell, Onion, Yukon Gold and Bacon Chipotle Frittata

Deciding what to make for dinner on a night when my daughter leaves the big city for a night 17 miles away to hang out with her mum is easy. She enjoys most everything I make for her and always has, but doesn’t enjoy spending hours in the kitchen as I do. Nevertheless, she will … More Eggplant, Red Bell, Onion, Yukon Gold and Bacon Chipotle Frittata