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

Sake It To Me Miso Black Cod

Sake It To Me Miso Black Cod

Yesterday was May 5th. Cinco de Mayo. I survived. Barely. Is it wistful to think that writing will cure my massive hangover? If it worked for Hemingway, it will work for Happelsauce. Last night commenced with a homemade margarita. I make a good marg, if I do say so myself. I like them strong. Like coffee. And minds. And … Continue reading

Little Lentils, Big Love

Little Lentils, Big Love

Lentils are mighty where it counts. High in protein, fiber and iron, they’re that small, understated kid in middle school who would approach the chin-up bar for that annual presidential fitness test and make ten pull-ups look easy…pause…then do 20 more. They deserve a standing ovation! According to Wiki, lentils have been consumed by people for … Continue reading

Fresh Ginger Cake

Fresh Ginger Cake

This cake sings with zing. It is bold. If you’re like me, and you ask for seconds and then thirds of the pickled ginger that accompanies your sushi order, you will love this cake. If you find ginger’s zip unappealing, then you can stop reading now…but I promise you’ll be missing out. Oh, hello! I’m … Continue reading