Category Archives: Side dishes

Squash Season

squash_3As the weather turns colder, and I have to put on extra layers when we go rowing in the mornings, I’ve been thinking about fall: warm, comforting foods that suit this season and the produce that is now available at local farmers markets.

To create a menu for the blog, I recently prepared a Fall Feast for friends that included some of my favorite fall ingredients: pumpkin and other squashes, beans, pork, and braising greens. Here is the first of the recipes from that meal that I’ll share¬†on the blog over the next few weeks. Continue reading


A Perennial Favorite: Mac and Cheese

My husband loves macaroni and cheese, so when my mother came across this recipe in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (years ago), she sent it to us without even trying it. I first made it when some friends were coming over for dinner and it was a big hit.

Now I often make this for clients, especially those who have children, though it’s popular with almost everyone. Continue reading

A Side for Salmon

One of the things I love about summer in Seattle is the opportunity to buy and cook fresh salmon. I’ll post some advice on how to prepare and cook salmon in future posts, but today I wanted to share a recipe for a side dish that goes particularly well with a simple piece of grilled salmon or halibut. Continue reading