Steelhead Trout with Pomegranate Salsa

I have truly fallen in love with steelhead trout.  It was hard to top my love affair with salmon, but this quintessential Pacific Northwest Fish has won me over.  But, never fear, this dish will work just as well with salmon, if that is your preference. This dish was inspired by Baked Salmon with Walnuts…

Kuku Gol Kalam- Roasted Cauliflower Frittata

Most Persian omelets, or kukus, are cooked stovetop, flipping them over to cook on both sides.  I recently saw a recipe where it was baked in the oven.  Although I like the look of the kukus cooked on both sides, I find it an annoying thing to do. So I was quite happy to try…

Chicken Machboos (Bahraini Spiced Chicken and Rice)

It is very easy to find locally raised foods here in Portland. In fact, i think it is harder to find non-local chicken than local chicken. So this national dish of Bahrain was made with some local PNW chicken. The pickled jalapeños we picked up at a farm market we stopped at during our wanderings…

Hazelnut Maple Syrup

We have been exploring our new home here in Portland.  This weekend we went in search of some fall color, which seems to be just starting here.  So we headed a little bit north and did what appears to be “a thing” here – we walked across the St. John’s Bridge. We did get to…

Sephardic Leeks and Tomatoes

I fell in love with leeks over 10 years ago, when I first made magical leek soup during my “French Women Don’t Get Fat” phase. Actually, I will likely be revisiting the book to get myself back on track again.  There is a lot of wisdom in Mireille’s book. This is a very simple, very…

Pan Roasted Shishito Peppers

As we were sitting down after dinner, I looked on my blog and realized that I have never posted about shishito peppers.  I can’t believe that is so, but it is.  I first discovered shishito peppers last year at a farmers market in Delaware.  They were the cutest little wrinkled green peppers I had ever…

Dried Cherry and Pistachio Biscotti

I am slowly venturing into baking in the little condo kitchen.  I have none of my tools, they are in storage in Maryland with the rest of our furniture.  I am really missing my standing mixer. But, my arms are getting more of a workout, at least. Another of my farmer’s market finds was local…