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Cider Pressing


Ever since I was a small child, my family has been pressing cider with a press that my father built (above). My eldest brother started hosting cider-press parties when he went off to college, and once my husband and I had our backyard landscaped, it seemed time to carry on the tradition. Continue reading


Seattle Seahawks: Super Bowl Champions!


We here in Seattle are ecstatic about the Seahawks crushing of the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII.  In case you missed it we won 43–8. Continue reading

Cupcakes for Mom


Mother’s Day is coming up this weekend, and here’s a dessert to make for your mother if she’s following a paleo or gluten-free diet—or if you are, and you want to enjoy a sweet treat with your family. Sharing this recipe can also be a way to convince people who can’t imagine eating paleo that it’s really not so bad. Continue reading

Nugget Update

Nugget 010Remember Nugget, the lost chihuahua we found wandering on our street?

Nugget_visitsWe didn’t find Nugget’s owners, but we found a loving home for him just down the street from us, and he comes to visit sometimes. Continue reading

Happy Paleo New Year

sweet potato salmon cake breakfast

Happy New Year!

One thing I’ve learned about blogging: It’s easier when you set a schedule and do it on a regular basis. Continue reading

Happy Birthday to Us

A little over a year ago, my friend (and wonderful client) Julie suggested that I start a blog. My initial response was “of course, so then I can be over commited too.” 🙂

But when I mentioned the idea to some of my other clients and friends, they all seemed to think it was brilliant. So, with the support of a few friends, we launched Thyme With Sage with an introductory post on July 5, 2011.

We posted the first recipe, for Watermelon Salad, on July 15, but didn’t really get into the swing of almost-twice-weekly posts until August. Now, my WordPress dashboard informs me that we’ve published a total of 85 posts, which includes more than 70 recipes, and a few stories about my running endeavors. Continue reading

Help Send Nugget Home

Do you recognize this dog?

This post has nothing to do with food—or even running—but I’m hoping to get your help to spread the word so we can find the owners of this little dog.

I was at home at about 11 a.m. on July 1, when I noticed a small dog running back and forth on the street outside my house. He was covered in poop and looked obviously lost. Continue reading

A New Day

Early January is often a time for new year’s resolutions–promises to lose weight, exercise more and eat healthier.

But ever since losing my best friend to a mountaineering accident when we were just 25, I have tried to live life to the fullest every day because she cannot. She was my running partner, a fellow food lover, a rower and so much more.

On December 30, my friend Dana called me to share some sad news: Christina Choi, the owner/chef of the late Eastlake restaurant Nettletown and the co-founder of Foraged and Found Edibles died December 28 at the age of 34. She had been diagnosed with a brain aneurysm just two weeks earlier. Although I did not know Christina–nor did I get chance to dine at Nettletown before it closed in August–I know she had a tremendous impact on Seattle as well as the Northwest food community.

Such a tragic loss is one more reminder that life is precious, and we should live it fully every day.

Here’s a story about Christina that ran in the Seattle Times and here’s a link to the blog, Honey from a Weed, that her family kept during her surgery and hospital stay.

Here We Go …

At the request of several friends, I have decided to start a blog.

So, welcome to Thyme with Sage, the blog of my catering and personal chef company, Sage Catering. In Thyme with Sage, I will share some of my favorite recipes (or those of my clients and friends), advice on food preparation, and information about events I’m catering.

I hope you will enjoy this blog and share it with your friends. Please feel free to ask questions, make recipe requests or suggest new features for the blog.