All I want for Christmas is Jalapeno Tuna

I completed my online order today at Merino’s Seafood Market & Cannery in Westport, WA before there is a run on canned Jalapeno Albacore Tuna.  That’s right, you heard it from me, “Jalapeno Tuna”.  This is the best canned tuna I have ever eaten!  The addition of Jalapeno […]

The Sea Calls…

My footprint impressions washed away on the incoming tide.  I whispered “Good Bye” while tracing my path back through the Sea Grass with a small piece of driftwood held for memory sake.  I listened to the sound of U.S. Coast Guard Helicopter blades coursing North and South along the shoreline.  […]

Flower “Language”

There are international communications that “speak” in a language understood by all nationalities.  Flowers have a “language” that transcends all barriers of communication.  Understanding spoken or written language is challenging.   Flower communication is received by all people.   People challenged with disabilities like hearing loss or blindness understand the “language” of a flower.  A flower has the “language” of scent while sighted people experience […]

Appetizers inspired by a gift from the Ukraine

I was presented with a hand carried jar of processed Ukrainian market Peppers and Tomatoes prepared and canned with love.  I stared at the delightful contents through the glass jar for weeks on my counter.  I contemplated how to best present and share this gift of “gold”.  I wondered if “Anna” would know how much this handmade gift meant to me.  After all…I had never met her in person.  Her love was felt in the hand carried gifts brought back by her friend.  I studied the foreign language on the metal lid and thought, “I have never seen a more cleverly invented seal design”.cucumber-appetizers-foodiefad-com-copyright

 The contents served several groups of house guests in a lovely Cucumber appetizer I designed.  I will remember the taste all my life and will never be able to duplicate it.  I am sharing this with you today… […]

Eat your heart out!

Do you love to ski or snowboard?  How about going to a beautiful snowcovered mountain town just to enjoy some time with family or friends?  Or perhaps you’d love a weekend getaway to enjoy a hot tottie by the fire at a ski resort?  Whatever your pleasure, how hard would you work for your dinner Read more about Eat your heart out![…]

Purple Cauliflower: Edible “Bouquet” from Vashon Island WA

Vashon Island is a travel destination reached by a 20 minute ferry boat ride from Seattle, WA.  Notable commercial growers and small organic grower operations provide a cornucopia of fruits, vegetables  and flowers to local markets and farmer’s markets.  My sister sent me a special gift packed in my husband’s carry-on luggage.  She was a bit mysterious about it while noting, “be sure and refrigerate it”.  Indeed, (upon unwrapping) it was the most beautiful colored vegetable I had ever seen.  It was like a Purple “Bouquet” of flowers….except  […]

By snowboard or ski or snowshoe….

Do you love to ski or snowboard?  How about going to a beautiful snowcovered mountain town just to enjoy some time with family or friends?  Or perhaps you’d love a weekend getaway to enjoy a hot tottie by the fire at a ski resort?  Whatever your pleasure, how hard would you work for your dinner Read more about By snowboard or ski or snowshoe….[…]