My kids LOVE baking bread. It makes sense... we come from a baking family. My great-grandmother Bessie was working in a German bakery in the Yukon Territory at age 16. And everyone who knew her had a story to tell about her amazing Finnish breads and sweets! Her son (my grandpa, Howard) was famous for… Continue reading Easy Weekend Bread
I went to college in New York in the 90’s. I worked in TriBeCa, lived in the Lower East Side, and went to school in Westchester County. it made for a lot of skipped meals, a few late night bodega buffets, and more than my share of Sbarros in Grand Central. I always loved Sbarros… Continue reading Baked Ziti/Rigatoni
Pictured above are the lemon caper variation... I seriously can't believe I have been blogging this long and have never posted a recipe for deviled eggs. It's like my thing, it's what I do, it's what I'm known for at all potlucks everywhere!! Well, get ready to get your 50's housewife on and make some… Continue reading Deviled Eggs
Hungarian Mushroom Soup This is one of my all-time favorite recipes for fall! There used to be a vegetarian/vegan restaurant in N. Portland in the 90's called Old Wives Tales - back before they were EVERYWHERE in Portland! They made the most amazing mushroom soup. My friends and I would make the trek weekly from… Continue reading Hungarian Mushroom Soup
This is a little bit of an oddball post, but I got a very long set of questions from someone last year. Since I get a lot of similar inquiries every season, and to save a little time... I just included those questions and answers below. Hope you find it helpful - Farmer Sadie When… Continue reading Is It Time To Start Planting??
I tasted this delicious spring soup several years ago at a wine tasting. I believe they paired it with a Pinot Gris, but I also enjoy it with a local Pinot Rose! I think I embarrassed Paul by sneaking three helpings, but I hadn't tasted these flavors together before. And I think I made a… Continue reading Carrot Curry Coconut Soup
Delicious Crab Cocktail Sandwich In the Pacific Northwest we are extraordinarily lucky to have access to the best crab in the world - the Dungeness Crab! And my family is even more lucky to have a small boat that can take us out to harvest these beautiful creatures a few times a year. They love… Continue reading Crab Cocktail Sandwiches
I get this question a lot... "Your kitchen looks so tiny, how do you work in there??" (or something like it). Well, that's exactly what I wondered when we bought this house 9 years ago! The short answer is, very creatively. Our house was built in 1910 and boasts a whopping 1800 square feet! It… Continue reading What Does Your Kitchen Look Like?
I found this recipe somewhere years ago and saved it, pinned to my vision board until last summer. I don't know what took me so long, but it is now one of my favorites! It's in a category in my mind called "fancy salads" and shows up often in the summer time. The original recipe… Continue reading Grilled Scallops With Corn Salad
The masterpiece! It's making my mouth water just looking at it!!! Pumpkin doesn’t have to be only for desserts! It is great for dinner, too. Actually, this is one of our favorite winter dishes. It only takes about 20 minutes to throw together and the flavor is spell-binding. The sage is a perfect match for… Continue reading Pumpkin Sage Pasta