Always on the move, I spend half a year on the boat, cruising west coast waters from northern B.C. to Alaska. The remaining months I'm in Seattle, or out and about on a road trip. Wherever the location, I'm always thinking about food.

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  • Favorite foods: I love things savory, but not so much things sweet. Best of all is the surprise of multi-layered flavors in a sauce, a background cast of tastes supporting a a familiar main ingredient for a new experience.

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Grilled Bok Choy with Sweet Soy Glaze

This sticky, sweet sauce turned an ordinary veggie into a grilled rock star on the plate. totally yum.

Did you Plan how your kitchen is organized, or did it evolve?.

@POM - laughing with you. I designed the kitchen ages ago, then my engineer husband retired and "helped me out" by organizing things efficiently (according to him). Laughter helps... some days.

So what did you have for St. Patrick's Day?

Corned Beef with a whiskey/marmalade/mustard glaze, colcannon with kale, glazed carrots, shamrock shortbread cookies and Guinness of course.

Bake the Book: The Model Bakery Cookbook

Breads, piles and piles of crusty loaves with an occasional pan of bread puddings, panzanella, etc.

Bacon, Cheese, and Scallion Waffles

Mmmmmmm, good! Note: adjust recipe to double or triple the amount of bacon (extra slices for cook to nibble on while baking the 6 to 8 waffles).

Cook the Book Thanksgiving Special: 'Choosing Sides' and 'The Wild Chef'

Stuffin' muffins with Citrusy JalapeƱo-Spiked Cranberry Salsa as jam.

Bake the Book: The Gramercy Tavern Cookbook

Warm chocolate chip cookies and a glass of cold milk

Crispy Kale, Brussels Sprouts, and Potato Hash

Great start, but where's the bacon? Bacon chunks, potatoes crisped in bacon grease, plus the kale an sprouts AND the egg on top sound perfect.

Cook the Book: 'Maximum Flavor'

Pickling, brining and smoking... for starters.

Share Your Sweets: Homemade Preserves

Drat! missed a chance to share a spicy Italian Plum Jam with anise that is as good on biscuits as it is as a meat sauce.

The Model Bakery Cookbook: Promo Code and Giveaway

English muffins if I'm baking, otherwise croissants at the local bakery... or maybe sticky buns.... or

Great Oregon Cheeses Worth Seeking Out

Ditto on the Rogue River Blue; let it melt on your tongue and prepare to swoon.

Cook the Book: 'Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking'

Creole/Cajun cooking, beyond the gumbo and jambalaya recipes so often associated with this cuisine.

Bake the Book: Bakeless Sweets

Ice cream - Molly Moon or Tillamook please

Bake the Book: Bakeless Sweets

Ice cream - Molly Moon or Tillamook please

Video: The Food Lab's Foolproof Hollandaise in 2 Minutes

Been making Blender Hollandaise forever using the recipe from my 1965 Vincent Price cookbook. It works every time.

Deep Fried Chicago: Fried Chicken & Waffle at Longman & Eagle

Fried chicken and waffles may not be traditional SE Southern fare, but they CAN claim a huge multi-generation following in Southern California.

Cook the Book: 'From A Polish Country House Kitchen'

Borscht; but chunky, not just a strained broth.
or maybe an Americanized version of colcannon.

Weekend Cook and Tell: Super Bowl Sup

We were between ports, without television access, and missed the whole thing! I consoled myself with a batch of cheese wafers to snack on while a pot of red posole bubbled away.

Weekend Cook and Tell: Cooking For One

Individual-sized pizza is my guilty solo treat. There's always a package of dough in the fridge or freezer, and toppings vary with whatever's on hand so there's no need for a grocery run.
Here's one example of a crab pizza

Weekend Cook and Tell: A Sandwich a Day

This week I made pretzel bun sandwiches that were winners, but @CatScan's Irish Breakfast Roll sounds over-the-top delicious!