Fresh Tomato and Cucumber Summer Market Salad

International travel,visitors, and soaking up the summer sun and enjoying my city have kept me away from the blog world for too long.  Today the City of Portland is a completely different city than it was 3 months ago. It’s a living breathing entity with people streaming in and out of restaurants and bars.  Plays and music seem to be in our local park every day and there is definitely a festival every single weekend. When the rain begins again,... Read More

Salt and Lime

No, sadly, we’re not talking about tequila shots or making margaritas in this post.  Instead, we’re going talk about a few lesser known applications for salt and lime. Recently I found myself with a bumper crop of radishes. Realistically, there are only so many things you can do with radishes and after awhile I was dreading ANOTHER run of the mill salad . I had friends visiting from San Francisco and I really wanted to make them something... Read More