Cooking is like love — it should be entered into with abandon or not at all.

Harriet Van Horne

book review: the dirty life

Driven inside by days that are darker and colder, one of my intentions has been to read more. I renewed by library card and promptly started scouring internet lists for book suggestions. That's where I found The Dirty Life by Kristen Kimball. I had expected it to be...

harvest party in the SNOW block alley

Thanks to Anna Webb, friend of the alley project and writer for the Idaho Statesman, the SNOW Block alley made it into the paper again. This time for a harvest/birthday party. It's something that I've dreamt of since the very beginning –  long tables with white...

chinese hot-and-sour mushroom soup

When I first met my Midwesterner husband, he considered black pepper to be hot, Mexican food was out of the question and spices, if used at all, were applied with a timid hand. Six years later it's a completely different story. Not only is he making his own hot sauces...

Welcome to Bistro OneSix where four of my interests – writing, photography, cooking and, of course, eating – all converge. The recipes found here primarily focus on healthy, clean eating with a few indulgences now and then.

My food-centric website expanded when my husband and I had a vision to transform the alley behind our house into an edible, vertical garden. The SNOW Block Alley project was born and has taken on a vibrant life of its own, literally and metaphorically. We couldn’t be more excite and proud of what it’s become. We share lots of how-to and chronicle its progress here in hopes of helping inspire people to look at wasted space differently.

I’m a graphic designer and web department manager by profession and am fortunate to work with a lot of food companies, many in the natural and organic segment. I often get inspiration from the food stylist and photographers, not to mention the clients, that I work with.

I’m lucky to live in Boise, Idaho where not only is it beautiful, there’s four distinct seasons that influence the menu year around. We have great access to a wide array of fruits, vegetables and meats not to mention a blooming wine and craft beer industry. I’d wager to say that Boise is becoming a foodie city and I’m pleased to call it home.

Thanks again for joining me. I hope you enjoy!

Cheers, Linda

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