Welcome, I’m glad you’re here
I share wholesome, family-friendly recipes made with fresh local ingredients. Here, you’ll find recipes with a Pacific Northwest twist. I’m all about flavor and using the finest ingredients when ever possible. My family and I watch what we eat, but we also enjoy delicious desserts from time to time. I love to get creative in the kitchen. I believe sharing a good meal with family and friends brings us closer together. It is my hope that these recipes will inspire you to cook fresh too.
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More about my journey in the kitchen
I found my inner chef when I lived in Southern Italy with my family. While there, I completed culinary classes in the Amalfi Coast and in Tuscany. I have also achieved both a beginning and an advanced culinary certificate from the Bon Vivant School of Cooking in Seattle.
What’s in a name?
At my home in Seattle, I am surrounded by large evergreen trees. Hemlock, fir, pine…they are everywhere. Their glorious needles seem to find their way into everything too. They are even found in-between the lettuce leaves in my little garden out back. And that’s why…pine needles in my salad.
I don’t follow any specific diets other than eating wholesome, healthy food. However, for many years, I ate gluten-free. For this reason, I share gluten-free alternatives in the majority of the recipes I make. If you’re gluten-free, be sure to check out the “gluten-free” recipe category. This category contains recipes that are typically more difficult to make gluten-free like cakes, desserts and biscuits to name a few.
Thank you for visiting and I hope you find something delicious to try in your kitchen.