Mushroom Tart

Mushroom Tart

River City Shiitake I had the incredible pleasure of visiting River City Shiitake here in Portland, OR with my friends from New Seasons Market. Mary, the lead mushroom cultivator at River City Shiitake shares her experience of pressing her own “blocks” to grow some of…

Best Pizza Sauce

Best Pizza Sauce

In partnership with Pomi Tomatoes #pomitomatoes One of the most memorable things about my childhood had to be growing up with a pizza shop in the family. My dad owned a few shops during my younger years and it was AMAZING! Pizza, grinders and hoagies…

Baba Ganoush

Baba Ganoush

  It’s been over 20 years since I have made a trip to Lebanon to visit family. Yikes! I didn’t realize how long it had been until I calculated the years. Kind of like me thinking 30 years ago was in the 70s, but actually…

Homemade Bagels

Homemade Bagels

Growing up on the East Coast there are some things you have regularly and don’t realize how good they were until you’re gone. A perfect example of East Coast goodness that I often miss living out on the West Coast are bagels ! A classic NY…

Pizza, Pizza, Pizza

Pizza, Pizza, Pizza

Ahhhhh…pizza! It’s really a dream food: cheese + carbs + toppings. No wonder 94% of Americans eat pizza regularly!!! I grew up eating pizza as my dad owned several pizza shops in the early years. His first shop was situated across the street from a…