Beets – A Taste Transformation

 Roasted Golden Beet Salad with Walnuts and Sherry-Walnut Dressing  What food do you adore now but despised as a child?  For me it was beets.  The beets of my childhood were canned red ones steeped in pickle juice or fresh beets prepared in a pressure cooker, which brings them to the same unpalatable state.  Years […]

So, How About That Steak?

 Flank Steak with Tequila Lime Marinade and Chipotle Lime Cream  Eyeing the beef tenderloin on the menu of The Barking Frog, a Woodinville, Washington restaurant where we were celebrating my birthday, my daughter asked, “Is an 8-ounce portion a lot of meat?”   My husband said that it was a good, generous portion.  I explained that […]

For Mom, Cake!

 Lemon Cake with Almond Crumb Topping  I come from a family of pie lovers; however our American culture has made cake the most celebratory of sweets.  We mark both birthdays and weddings with “cake.”  So for Mother’s Day, I suggest Lemon Cake with an Almond-Crumb Topping.  It is as sweet as any Mom and works […]

Taste Sweden

Like many food-centric people, I log my travel experiences by tastes.  Here are some of the memorable bites I enjoyed on a recent visit to the gorgeous and diverse country of Sweden.   Swedes are serious about breakfast.  As it was “included” in our lodging, we partook daily.  Swedish pancakes with lingonberry or golden cloudberry jam is […]