Category Archives: Seafood

A Time to Thrive :: Noodles with Crab + Citrus-Chili Oil

  A friend recently reminded me that happy people are often grateful, while ungrateful people tend to look at life from a “glass half empty” perspective.  I’m guilty of both.  Sometimes I believe the realist in me needs to see life for its misgivings — that this somehow helps anticipate the bumpy road ahead, work […]


Garlic Prawn Kebabs + Sticky Chili Dipping Sauce

He glared down at the pristine, coral-colored salmon sashimi that was just placed in front of him with dismay. “This looks good, but where’s the ponzu sauce I ordered with it?”  He whimpered. It didn’t take long for me to fully comprehend the critical importance of sauce when it comes to my husband and his […]


Fennel + Thyme Crusted Cod with Meyer Lemon, Oil-Cured Olives & Black Forbidden Rice

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  Forget spring cleaning.   There will be plenty of time to thoroughly organize, dutifully purge and wholly shine the winter-beaten windows. For now, it’s all about the collision of food as winter makes its hasty exit and spring breathes new life into everything … literally.       The highlight of this dish, wild […]


Saturday Night + Wild Shrimp Scampi

  When I was a teenager my parents had a date night each Saturday. They’d make trips to the farmers market and local purveyors to pick out the freshest ingredients, make an elaborate meal together and share a bottle or two of wine.  Even though I was a typical teen and thought most adults were clueless […]


Seared Scallops with Crispy Potatoes, Shiitakes + Chive Oil

  So many of my friends love food, love reading about and talking about food, love eating food — but don’t love the time it takes to actually make food.  I completely understand.  There are those nights when I really want to have something ready in less than 15 minutes.  The dilemma is that I […]

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