Summer Bruschetta & Garlic Chard

September is my favorite month. It’s like setting the reset button on the year. The air gets a bit crisper, we get to wear fall clothes, we’re all back to work, back to school and looking down the road toward things like (dare I say) the holidays. September is “festival month” here in Portland with … Continue reading

Tuscan Style Vegetable Stew

I couldn’t help but be inspired by all the photos I’m seeing of snow, sleds, snowboards and rosey noses. We’re heading up to the mountain on new years eve and I made ahead a vegetable stew that will hit the spot and warm our bones when we retreat inside. Have soup…will travel! This recipe was … Continue reading

Easy Pea Soup

It’s soup season in these parts. If I could eat soup every meal of every day I would. To me nothing is more comforting, and honestly last night’s election was a little close for comfort so reinforcements were necessary! I grew up eating split pea soup but really prefer the taste when made with fresh … Continue reading

Roasted Eggs and Autumn Squash

OK guys, ever stumped about what to do with those yellow, funny looking squash? Yea, me too. I had these yellow squash that frankly I wasn’t sure how to cook but Bryce and I needed a project today after school. We picked them up at the pumpkin patch and intended to paint them along with … Continue reading

Stuffed Zucchini

This weekend wrapped up the much-anticipated FEAST PORTLAND that was, quite actually more than what we hoped it to be. Not just great food, but great inspiration and a feeling of fantastic community. The production was flawless and even though there were an additional 10,000 people in town, there were zero lines and zero attitude. … Continue reading

Old Fashioned Macaroni Salad

As I was saying….summer salads! This is a salad that feels like home to me and was inspired by the visits we had from my family this month. I grew up eating this salad from the time I can remember remembering. Here’s a shout out to Western NY! Cut to scene: Pine Street Park, 9am … Continue reading


I’m very proud to be involved with an incredible organization called the Doernbecher Foundation. Doernbecher is the children’s hospital of the Oregon Health Science University, and Saturday night was the 14th Annual Heart of Doernbecher auction to benefit the neonatal intensive care unit. The evening raised $820,000 — amazing! I feel very fortunate to have … Continue reading