Chocolate Tart with Vanilla Mascarpone Cream and Salted-Caramel Sauce

  Mimi Thorisson describes this dessert as decadent and an opportunity to indulge.  I wholeheartedly agree! The recipe does have quite a few steps, […]

No comments, Cindy Thomas, September 21, 2015

Pork Loin Roast with Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Bacon wrapped roast?!  Yes, please! You just can’t go wrong with this combination.  Mimi’s recipe calls for the bacon wrapped roast to be baked […]

No comments, Cindy Thomas, September 14, 2015

Gazpacho with Anchovy Toast

Today was a typical busy fall Saturday: football game, soccer game, kids’ playdates, doggie playdate and a visit from my 22 year old daughter. […]

2 comments, Cindy Thomas, September 13, 2015

Tuna Rillettes

According to Mimi Thorisson, “Rillettes are pate-like spreads that usually consist of chunky bits of meat that have been been cooked in their own […]

No comments, Cindy Thomas, September 7, 2015

Duck Breasts Grilled Over Grapevines

The first time I remember having duck for dinner was in Burgundy, France.  My husband and I were on our honeymoon and biking through […]

No comments, Cindy Thomas, August 31, 2015

Salsa Cruda with Horseradish and Avocado Mousse

  It’s salsa season!  With our unbelievably hot summer here in the northwest, we are enjoying an amazing tomato harvest.  This week’s recipe from […]

1 comment, Cindy Thomas, August 22, 2015

Meet the Chef!

Welcome to my site! I'm Cindy. I'm a native Oregonian and have lived on the west coast most of my life. I have been interested in food and cooking since childhood. Food is something I'm passionate about! Whether it's growing a garden or scouting out the best new restaurant in town, I'm all in! It is my hope that this site will be a place to share all kinds of delicious goodness from my native northwest and beyond!

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