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UnRecipe: I LOVE FUNGUS

UnRecipe: I LOVE FUNGUS by Denise Sakaki

Seriously, I do. The fungal sponge-y growth that someone, somewhere, some time ago, thought it would be okay to eat, is one of my favorite ingredients. Especially the wild varieties, like oyster, chanterelle, lobster -- all the names that don't evoke the idea of mushroom. They're fun ingredients to work with, and while each type of…

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OMG a Recipe: Adventures in Backyard Camping

OMG a Recipe: Adventures in Backyard Camping by Denise Sakaki

There's camping. There's Glamping. And now there's Backyard Camping, or what some may consider Misanthropic Glamping. We offered up our backyard over a month ago to a friend who wanted her little brother's first camping trip to be as worry-free as possible. With easy access to bathrooms and an XBox. Because... really, Nature's not all…

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UnRecipe: Put 'Em On the Grill!

UnRecipe: Put 'Em On the Grill! by Denise Sakaki

Yes, this latest post title is inspired by 90's classic, Sir Mix's "Put 'Em on the Glass," but of course this is far less boobtastic and way less sexist. Rant = Over. This sometimes joyous, sometimes way-too-flippin'-hot summer is a constant challenge when it comes to meal prep. While I admit to eating salads nearly every day, not…

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OMG a Recipe: Summer-Greens... Make Me Feel Fiiiine....

OMG a Recipe: Summer-Greens... Make Me Feel Fiiiine.... by Denise Sakaki

I must be crazy from the heat, giving all the post titles musical themes. I blame you, Blazing Orb of Fire in the Sky. I BLAME YOU.When I'm not completely losing my shiznit over how hot it gets, I put my braincells to work, trying to make meals that take advantage of the abundance of garden greens. And note, none of these are…

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FoodTrek: From Vegas to Seattle - To There and Back Again

FoodTrek: From Vegas to Seattle - To There and Back Again by Denise Sakaki

It had been too long since I'd had a proper adventure, and what other place is fit for adventuring than Sin City itself, Las Vegas? The last time I was there, I made it a point to Skip the Strip (Aug 2013 post), and I continue this very satisfying pattern of avoiding the bright lights, big city, celeb-chef-land of trendy restaurants…

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UnRecipe: Summertiiiiiiime.... and the Livin's Easy....

UnRecipe: Summertiiiiiiime.... and the Livin's Easy.... by Denise Sakaki

I don't know about you, but Summer Lovin's got me lazy as hell. The heat doesn't help inspire energy, but even when the blessed mild summer days (and by mild, I mean mid 70's -- anything beyond that, and we all turn into big PNW crybabies, myself being the crybabiest of the crybabies.) I'm still keeping up with our weekly produce…

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FoodTrek: Edible Artistry at Salish Lodge's Chef's Studio

FoodTrek: Edible Artistry at Salish Lodge's Chef's Studio by Denise Sakaki

Summer in the Northwest isn't all backyard barbecues and camping trips, we can shirk our Birkenstocks for a lovely sit-down dinner that takes advantage of the precious growing season that gives this region such a noteworthy culinary reputation. I had the pleasure of previewing a new dining space at Salish Lodge and Spa, their…

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OMG a Recipe: Konquering Kiwi

OMG a Recipe: Konquering Kiwi by Denise Sakaki

Food Confessional: I'm just not that into kiwi anymore. It's important to say "anymore," because as a kid, I LOVED kiwi. The first time I had it, I felt so proud of myself for eating something so strange and exotic, and really enjoying the tart/sweet fruit with its edible fuzzy skin and inner ring of crunchy seeds. But these days....?…

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OMG a Recipe: Cookin' Liver With Hannibal Lecter

OMG a Recipe: Cookin' Liver With Hannibal Lecter by Denise Sakaki

Cooking With Hannibal Lecter. Don't be scared, no humans were harmed in the making of this post, I swear. I'm clearly in a television mood, what with the Game of Thrones-themed post from last week and now this. Liver. Doesn't exactly inspire the foodgasm of gooey mac n' cheese, or crispy slices of bacon. I mean, come on, it's a filter…

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Mixed Plate: Vino Morghulis - Wine Tasting in Westeros

Mixed Plate: Vino Morghulis - Wine Tasting in Westeros by Denise Sakaki

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