Traditions

Chicken Tetrazini

Chicken Tetrazini

I have made this dish too many times I figure it is OK to call it my own. This is the go to dish when we need to feed a crowd, especially when kids are involved, yet when you are committed to stay classy. Need […]

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Davenport Hotel Coffee Cake

Davenport Hotel Coffee Cake

Word through the family is that my great grandparents, Lee Chandler and Anne Bridget Kelly met at the Davenport in Spokane while both employees of the famed hotel. Lee was a maître d’ while Anne, we think, was a waitress. I have been doing a […]

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Corned Beef and Cabbage – A Brief History and How To

Corned Beef and Cabbage – A Brief History and How To

St. Patrick’s day in America is special. It’s is the only day where everyone claims the same heritage, unequivocally consumes more alcohol than even New Year’s, and people are willing to eat corned beef and cabbage. Rich, poor, red, yellow, black and white, we are […]

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Brief History of the Black and Tan

Brief History of the Black and Tan

One of the iconic beverages for those that either are, or wish they were of Irish descent, the Black and Tan, represents all that is right with beer and wrong with British rule. The History – In Brief When the Irish were trying to desperately […]

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Grain Free for One Month – The Results are In!

Grain Free for One Month – The Results are In!

So in January of this year I took a month off of grain (mostly).  The goal was threefold: 1) see if I felt any difference physically, 2) see if I would lose weight, and 3) get people (including the internet) off my back regarding how […]

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Cider Pressing

Cider Pressing

Now this is the way to spend a beautiful fall day in the Pacific NW!   We were blessed to be included in a cider pressing with this year’s bumper crop of apples. Apples picked by hand, branches shaken and the tractor also getting in […]

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Homemade Limoncello, updated and inspired from my trip to Cyprus

Homemade Limoncello, updated and inspired from my trip to Cyprus

The first time I ever had Limoncello (yes supposed to be spelled this way traditionally) was with my old friend Robco, who invited me to his brothers then-new restaurant, Via Tribunali on Seattle’s Capitol Hill.  I will never forget when that canary yellow chilled liquid […]

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