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Fruit

For the wedding, we wanted both a red and a white sangria — this is what we wound up going with for the red.  We tested a couple recipes; this rose to the top because it’s not too sweet, it’s nicely tart, and it’s extremely refreshing. The original recipe (from Saveur, who, in turn, lifted […]

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It is apple season in Washington.  This year, Washington produced over 5.5 billion pounds of apples.  Billion with a “B”.  That means that millions and millions of apples have been flooding into the farmers’ markets and stores, and dozens and dozens have landed in our kitchen.  The apples that we have in our kitchen did […]

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Berry season is tapering down just as corn is taking off, so this is a good time to share this recipe of fresh blueberries and roasted corn. We hope that you will like as much as we do. The richness of the salad depends on concentrating the sugar in the corn a bit, so it […]

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Those were the three types of cherries we got at the farmer’s market this weekend. Truth be told, ground cherries are not cherries, they’re more closely related to tomatoes, but that is their name and they are delicious. They went into a bruschetta. Bing cherries are cherries, and Talley brandied them. These brandied cherries are […]

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As previously noted, Talley and i went berry picking last weekend. This is a quick post to share a drink we made up that uses berries and has served us well in our record-breaking heat wave. It’s pretty simple — raspberries, watermelon juice and basil syrup (also noted previously is our massive basil crop… basil […]

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So Hot…

by Talley

in Cocktail,Fruit

Hottest day ever in recorded history in Seattle yesterday. The cats are starting to adopt awkward dying poses as if to say “Whyyy me?? Make it go away. . .”. This calls for refreshing cocktails! We had some watermelon and decided to make juice from it. After looking around online, I didn’t find any watermelon […]

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Jerry Traunfeld, acclaimed herb guru and chef formerly of The Herbfarm in Woodinville, and now of Poppy in Capitol Hill, has a couple cookbooks that are always bouncing around on my bookshelf… mainly because they get used so often that they have yet to find a comfortable resting place. For a chef who was known […]

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When I was younger, I listened to tapes of stories by the storyteller Jay O’Callahan. A quarter century later, there are lines from those tapes that repeat in my head. As I crest a steep hill on my bike, I think, “I did it oh I did it oh I did it oh I did […]

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