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Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24: Dinner at Dahlia Lounge, now I know that I belong Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24: Dinner at Dahlia Lounge, now I know that I belong

8 years ago my husband and I, a newly-wedded couple, boarded a plane to Seattle in the midst of summer and arrived here on an August rainy day. I quickly learned why it’s called Rain City. Needless to say I wanted to choke my husband who was the reason why we moved here. “Rain in […]

Easy like Sunday morning

Funny hairdos…  It’s my father’s birthday today. He’s 62. Still in the hospital, his days are numbered. 5% chances of going back home. I want to share a song that he and I once sang together. My one and only karaoke incident. This was when I was a 20 something and single and came to […]

Sweet summer heirloom tomatoes soup Sweet summer heirloom tomatoes soup

Let’s cut to the chase, shall we?! Summer. Tomato = Fruit. “Heirloom tomatoes” is the password. Make those ripe, even overripe ones. Go to the farmers market or a farm stand, ask about the hidden box containing very ripe and juicy heirloom tomatoes for only $2 or so per pound. Double sweet deal! Just like […]

Happy birthday blog! Happy birthday blog!

Each year, a few days before my birthday I start getting all excited and nervous, like a little girl, wanting to know what kind of surprises and presents are waiting for me (if any, I worry). I start nagging and trying to get any clue I can out of my husband and son. But they […]

Resourceful Resourceful

Every time I manage to create something delicious using leftovers, I think about my grandmas. Such resourceful women. They lived, worked, raised a family during such hard times, wars, depression, very little rights for women… and A LOT of hard work each and every day. I don’t think they ever went on a vacation. You […]

Crispy legs Crispy legs

What makes a home a home? A home is a place where you are supposed to feel loved and safe. A lot of factors contribute to that. I believe that food and family meals play a big, big role in it too. It’s not always easy to do, your kids might be picky and give you […]