Best Recipes for Fall Seasonal Cooking

Last week, Seattle sweated through an 80 degree day--not something we have to do often. Three days later, we looked out on grey horizons, at that point where the slate sky meets the silver waters, through a screen of incessant raindrops. ┬áThe rain was typical Seattle--not hard enough to get your shirt wet, but leaving puddles and clumps of fragrant leaves strewn about. It smelled like fall. The season was here and it had a woodsy aroma--smokey, yet fresh. Cuddled into a cowl neck sweater, my mind wandered to the wonders of fall foods. Like a kid picking pumpkins from a patch, I selected a few … [Read more...]

10 Minutes to Lobster Mushroom Bisque

Tonight's dinner, a beautiful Lobster Mushroom Bisque, I made, start to finish in about ten minutes. I'm betting myself I can do the blogpost in an equally small amount of time. Especially easy since in my hurry to scarf the soup, I had no intention of stopping to take a picture. This dish makes a perfect entrance as the foggy days of fall roll in. Warm, hearty and a soup that's really a meal. I stole the idea from Carmelita, which did a Lobster Mushroom Bisque in a Tomatillo, hallowed out, for this year's Sunset Supper event. Theirs actually tasted like lobster bisque. I was aiming for a … [Read more...]

Double the Fun: Corn Soup, Corn Fritters

Corn fritters may not sound like the most exciting thing on earth, but they were delicious and they were twice as exciting because they were made from what otherwise would have been thrown in the trash. Backing up, I had five beautiful ears of corn. Gorgeous specimens, the epitome of late summer embodied in tiny, yellow toothed fabulosity. Yet, somehow, in the week I had had them, I had yet to use them in anything! It was a crime against fresh produce, an evil act upon the tasty treats. Teetering on the edge of no longer being good, I lunged to save them from the oncoming grasp of the twin … [Read more...]

A Satisfying Soup

Returning from a long day of skiing there is usually just one thing I want to put in my mouth. My thumb. No, just kidding, I stopped sucking my thumb for comfort many years ago, now I eat instead. And what I most want to eat is a warming soup. Miso is my favorite broth for the base of any soup, but unfortunately, the traditional simple miso soups tend to be a little light to be a whole meal after a long day of skiing, so, raiding my fridge, I came up with this tasty solution. So tasty, in fact, that I ate the leftovers this afternoon, despite the lack of skiing today due to a power outage at … [Read more...]