Recipe: Blackberry Liqueur

This is a guest post by my friend and fellow blogger Jenny Lombard, an amazing potter and certified aromatherapist, born and raised in Alaska. Jenny lives in Bremerton, WA with her husband and two cats. In August, Jenny went blackberry picking and made liqueur out of the fruit of her labor. Below is her story.

Remembering Summer with Homemade Blackberry Liqueur

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Recipe: Pan Seared Salmon with Nettle Pesto

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When I lived in the east coast, salmon was never my favorite fish to fry. The salmon I had at local restaurants were mostly overcooked – the meat was stiff and flavorless. Health benefits aside, I simply couldn’t fathom why they are such a big deal.

Back then, salmon was just salmon. Continue reading “Recipe: Pan Seared Salmon with Nettle Pesto”

Mont Saint-Michel – La Mère Poulard

The day we visited Mont Saint-Michel, the weather wasn’t perfect.

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So we made the best out of it having lunch at La Mère Poulard. Continue reading “Mont Saint-Michel – La Mère Poulard”

Recipe: Root Vegetables Farro Salad

For someone who get most of her produce from an outdoor farmers market, I have to admit, this time of the year in the Pacific Northwest isn’t all that exciting. My favorite vendor of wild mushrooms and other foraged food is on a three-month hiatus. And there aren’t many choices of green vegetables, if any at all, to choose from.

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But that doesn’t mean we can’t have a delicious healthy meal. I made this salad over the weekend. I love the nutty flavor and the chewy texture of the farro and the natural sweetness from the caramelized root vegetables. I highly recommend it. Continue reading “Recipe: Root Vegetables Farro Salad”

Chinese Braised Pork Hocks

There are two dishes I miss from growing up in Beijing: one is Peking Duck – Trust me, they don’t make it the same anywhere else. You must try this dish in Beijing!

The other is Tianfu Braised Pork Hocks.

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