Selma’s “Extraordinary Roasted Chicken, Chickpeas and Potatoes”

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Breakfast Beet Sliders

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Mostly Cranberry Pie

I can’t seem to get off the pie wagon, I’m having too much fun.  This pie was inspired by this holiday’s fruit darling, the cranberry. Read More

Rúgbrauð (Icelandic dark rye bread)


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Did you know that rye is so easy to grow that in Washington it is classified as a Class C noxious weed?  That’s  because it pops up in fields where it hasn’t been planted.   Not surprisingly, its virtue lies in its ability to grow in marginal soil.  Think of some place like, well, Iceland.   Read More

How to Bake a Pie On Top of a Salted Caramel Bar

Have you ever had a salted caramel bar?   Read More

No Nonsense Buttermilk Pancakes

Dad's Pancakes (11 of 11)

I haven’t really eaten many pancakes as an adult but I have fond memories of enjoying my mom’s bisquick pancakes once a week.  They were always screaming hot, slightly tangy, fluffy and served straight up with butter and syrup.  No berries or nuts on top, no bananas or pumpkin mixed into the batter.  Just good old pancakes. Read More