The flowers are blooming in the PNW. I couldn’t wait to get snapping on these beauties.
A month ago or so, I was asked to help take photos at the WA State High School ProStart Competition held at Clover Park Technical College, south of Tacoma, WA where students competed with their dishes against other students from across the state. What these students created was impressive to say the least. They were […]
This year as a family, we decided to plant a garden in our backyard. We thought it would be fun to let our son, Charlie choose the items we were going to plant. In our tiny garden raised bed “box”, our son rightly chose pumpkins, watermelon, zucchini and corn, because, “Why not?”. We prepared the […]
I love pesto. Not only is it incredibly delicious but it’s so versatile as well. Used as a topper on fish, tossed with noodles or zoodles, severed over eggs, over chicken, the list goes on. At a recent trip to Trader Joe’s, I had picked up a big container of fresh basil leaves. I knew […]
Last weekend we had the opportunity to watch vintage war planes take flight at the FHCAM SkyFair airshow at Paine Field, in Everett, WA. What was even more spectacular was that my brother in law, Marc Russell was flying a vintage B25 PBJ, I believe the only one fully restored and flying.
I had the awesome opportunity to shoot photos at Project Feast’s Ubuntu Street Cafe in Kent, WA last week. Under the helm of seasoned local chef, Lisa Nakamura, these students are receiving a first class culinary education. Learning the art of cooking, working the line in a restaurant and learning English, among other life skills, […]
Are you looking for a potato salad recipe with a slight twist? With bacon, chives and Tessamae’s Ranch dressing, this salad will sure tantalize your taste buds. It’s fantastic. Cowboy Potato Salad Save Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 20 mins Total time 30 mins Author: Susie Lane Recipe type: Salad […]
During the summer months, our chive plants go crazy in our garden, producing tons of flowers. I selected a beautiful blossom and created a tasty chevre spread, great on bread in a sandwich or spread on crackers. Chive Blossom Chevre Save Print Take advantage of fresh chive blossoms when they are […]
This salad offers a delectable twist with charred scallions and squash tossed with refreshing crisp lettuce, radishes and cherry tomatoes in a savory Thai dressing. Topped with Thai steak and roasted cashews. This is a Paleo friendly recipe, it could easily be made Whole30 by omitting the maple syrup in the dressing. Thai Steak […]
We are starting to see a plethora of fresh fruit at the Farmer’s Markets this season. Last weekend, I couldn’t resist the temptation to purchase fragrant perfectly ripe nectarines. We were having family to dinner and I needed a quick dessert that I could serve our guests. I knew I had a pie crust in […]
We kicked off our annual girl’s weekend this year in style – a change from our usual Chelan weekend which we have done the past 8 years, we decided to change things up this year and ventured a little further east, tackling one of Washington State’s most acclaimed wine regions, Walla Walla. Suggested by one […]
I love these tacos, super easy to prepare and they go great anytime of the year but especially summer. Think warm summer nights, backyard dining and Coronas. You get the picture. Enjoy with grilled vegetables, seasoned rice or beans and you have yourself the perfect little meal. Blackened Fish Tacos Save Print Prep […]
The city to nice they named it twice. The southeast corner of WA State is one of the most renowned wine regions in the world. The lush fertile soil mixed with arid dry climate and the cool temperatures washing up from the Walla Walla River make this region unlike any other in the world. I’ve […]
Looking for a tasty and light relish to serve with your chicken, burgers or fish? This is a delicious little recipe that is easy to throw together. Tomato Shallot Relish Save Print Prep time 5 mins Total time 5 mins Author: Susie Lane Recipe type: Sauce Serves: 2 Ingredients 2 T flat […]
I love Tex-Mex food. I could simply eat it every day. There’s something about the combination of warm spices, charred vegetables and meats and fresh ingredients that make my heart sing. Add a little bit of summer sunshine and I am truly in heaven. This dish is a wonderful combination of all of those ingredients. […]
If you’re craving a hearty soup but don’t have a lot of time, this is a perfect soup for you to consider. Full of zesty southwest flavors, this soup will tantalize your taste buds without having to spend hours in the kitchen. It’s fantastic as is or consider adding a dollop of sour cream and/or […]