Dark Chocolate Sorbet Sundae

Dark Chocolate Sorbet Sundae

Good chocolate sorbet tastes like a slurry of frozen, bittersweet truffles. Without the milk fats that lend ice cream it’s heft, this sorbet is uninhibited, creamy, absurdly rich and pure…just like I’d imagine that chocolate waterfall at Willy Wonka’s factory would taste. I was inspired to make this recipe after I bought a pint of Double Rainbow Chocolate Sorbet at … Continue reading

Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia…Breakfast Pudding

Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia…Breakfast Pudding

I’m pretty sure I nearly gave myself diabetes last week. We were in Portland, where the folks are unabashedly friendly, drive sloooow, and know how to cook. Lex took the train down from Seattle and cozied up with me, Tom and Ryan in our Airbnb nest just off of Division Street. For five solid days, we ate … Continue reading

Spicy Sweet Potato Hummus

Spicy Sweet Potato Hummus

Growing up, we were encouraged to eat three square meals a day with the exception of an after-school snack. On the best days, our blue Volvo station wagon, filled with neighborhood friends and Pom at the wheel, would stop at Madison Park Bakery for glazed buttermilk donuts from the big, glass case or at Leschi Mart … Continue reading

Roasted Sunchokes and Rainy Days

Roasted Sunchokes and Rainy Days

It was really rainy in San Francisco last week.  It was the kind of rain, dark and drizzly, that transported me back to growing up in Seattle. The sidewalks smelled good, musty and wet. I went on a few rainy runs up Bernal Hill just to be in it. I cranked up the oven on a few … Continue reading

Cozy Apple, Pear and Persimmon Tart

Cozy Apple, Pear and Persimmon Tart

Well, well! There you are. And here I am. I’ve missed this thing we had going. It’s been entirely too long. I’ve barely lifted a finger in the kitchen since I last wrote. It’s not like me. Cooking (and writing about it) brings me joy. I guess it’s just that other things, and one wonderful … Continue reading