Author Archives: Carol

Birthday on the Half Shell

Am I mean to insist that Himself shuck his own oysters on his birthday? Nah! He was tickled to learn how to do it. Himself’s birthday was this past week. It was bright and sunny in Seattle and surprisingly cold, … Continue reading

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My Year of (Mostly) Pacific Northwest Seafood

Steadying my nerves in a mad display of seafood delights in Barcelona’s Boqueria Seems like most people’s New Year’s resolutions tend toward things like losing weight, learning Italian or taking up jewelry making. All worthy pursuits to be sure, but … Continue reading

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In Praise of Pectin-Free Jam

not any ol’ plums…damson plums I had no idea there was a plum tree in our yard until Himself came in and said, “Hey, we have plums out back!” I’m not usually so inattentive to the things growing around me, but we’ve only … Continue reading

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No Hopping With Knives

Sigh. Here’s the view from my chair at the table. Knives in the background and crutches in the foreground. If you are using one, you’d best not be using the other. A few days ago I wiped out on the … Continue reading

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Churnin’

While I’ve previously devoted this blog primarily to regional and international cuisines—and will continue to do so—I have a collection of essays in various stages of completion that I want to begin sharing in this space, food-related essays on my … Continue reading

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