I’m getting into the healthy food bowl craze after all! I love this amazing bowl of incredible flavors to create a sweet and spicy hoisin sauce, fresh steamed broccoli, tofu and noodles. Homemade hoisin sauce is so much better when you make it yourself. It’s free of preservatives and all the junk that’s in the … Continued
I have to admit, this one made my hubby smile with delight. He loves baked fruit and we had quite a bit of Italian plums from our trees on Orcas Island. The plum season is very short and we rarely overlap when the fruit becomes ripe. This year, we were lucky and I harvested 8-10 … Continued
I’ve been on Orcas Island, WA for a week now and it just happens to be crab season. This means we can go out on the boat, drop crab pots in the sound and harvest Dungeness crabs. Experienced crabbers drop their pots in the morning and go back out in the evening to pick them up. … Continued
This salad is perfectly balanced with the exotic blend of ginger and sesame. It’s super versatile and quick to prepare. You can use as many vegetables as you like to turn this into a full vegan meal or add your favorite meat/protein. Sometimes I add cooked shiitake mushrooms, peppers or bok choy for added texture. … Continued
This recipe for chicken wings is simply delicious. It’s the perfect appetizer for a party and a fun finger food. The marinade works in perfect harmony with the chicken and brings about intense flavors found in Asian cuisines. Use it on legs, thighs and breasts to make healthy dinner portions that can be easily paired with brown rice and … Continued
This is always a hit at my holiday gatherings. Cranberries, blackberries, blueberries and raspberries-all stewed in port wine, orange juice, and honey. It’s a perfect appetizer for a big group because the compote stretches easily to feed a crowd. Top it with some mint for a fresh fragrant bite.