Out on the grill…

The grill is on, again.  I plan to have it on as many days as the weather allows. Cooking tonight for dinner tomorrow – turkey and potatoes.  There will be salad as well, tomatoes most likely.  The turkey breast was bone in and quickly marinated in lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper.  Fresh herbs…

Broccoli and Tofu

Two kitchen staples get an update thanks to a recipe from The Ottolenghi Cookbook. The tofu, cut into thick steaks, marinates in a shallow bath of sweet soy sauce, sesame oil, and sweet chili sauce.  The recipe recommends thirty minutes.  More time would equal more flavor. In the cast iron pan the oil is heated…

Taco Wednesday

It could be taco any day.  There are few foods more satisfying and more varied than tacos.  Wednesday’s were enjoyed on the grass at the Wallinford farmer’s markets.  It’s a beautiful space in the park next to the Good Shepherd School.  Neighbors gather, musician play music, local kids tear around picnic blankets en route to…

Love My Farmers Market

I like to wander the aisles taking in all that is available before making decisions.  It’s nice to absorb the happy vibe buzzing around the stalls as vendors chat with customers and others converse amongst themselves about what to do with this and that. At today’s market in Wallingford there was an overabundance of choice….

Fainting Goat Gelato

On a mission to stay cool. In the Italian tradition one scoop gets you two flavors.  Now which to choose.  The line up  rotates regularly.  There are a few core favorites who are never benched.  Salted caramel being one of them.  Coconut may come and go.  It elicited memories of cool tropical breezes and the…

Cooking out while staying home.

Blueberries are hitting their stride.  They have been a regular fixture in our berry flats for a few weeks.  The ones in this weeks flat are different.  The acidic twangy finish is gone, replaced with a soft brambly sweetness. The texture of the berries themselves is softer and more juicy. This morning I attempted grilled…

Grilling until further notice.

It is the height of summer.  It seems a bit silly to comment on the heat.  Seattle begins to wilt a bit when the temps soar beyond the norm. I have committed to cooking outside until, well, until it is possible to cook without raising the internal temperature of the house 8,0000 degrees. It’s a…