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eating my way across sacramento

I love to go new places – to put on my walking shoes and explore the streets and shops and restaurants of a new city. This past weekend when I was in Sacramento for the International Food Bloggers Conference I had this opportunity and boy do I have some restaurants...

zoodle ramen

Slurp, slurp, slurp. Don’t mind me over here wiping the umami splatters off my computer screen as that’s how it should be. This Zoodle Ramen, like any ramen, is made to be eaten in slurpy happiness. And that’s what it was all about… creating a lighter version of...

notus garage cafe

I took a jaunt out to my old stomping grounds for this Edible Finds on the Garage Cafe in Notus for the spring edition of Edible Idaho.  If you find yourself cutting through the heart of Canyon County on Highway 20-26, wheel into the Garage Cafe in Notus. Aptly named...

bonjour kale: a memoir of paris, love and recipes

Calling upon grade school skills, I wrote a book report for the spring edition of Edible Idaho. Find the recipe for Beddard's Water Tower Gimlet here.  Bonjour Kale is Kristen Beddard’s tale of her adventure recreating links to the comforts of her childhood while...

crack slaw

I didn't know Crack Slaw was a thing but a quick Google search shows that clearly I'm out of the loop. It looks to be a staple of paleo, keto and low carb diets. Me? I'm just looking for ways to get more big flavors and veggies packed into my meals. Crack Slaw, so...

snake river tea company

For the winter edition of Edible Idaho I discovered a tea shop I've passed a hundred times for the first time. Photos by Guy Hand. Some might think that tea comes in one variety – black. A bag extracted from a crispy white envelope and suspended in boiling water by a...

water tower gimlet

Call me old fashioned but I still like the feel of the pages of a book in my hands; still love turning the pages; still love random slips of paper tucked in as impromptu bookmarks.  But I have to admit, I haven't been reading as much the last few years. In fact, I'm...

cake in a crate

Who doesn't love to come home to find a little present on their doorstep? Especially when there's something delicious inside? Well that's just what happens when you're a Bob's Red Mill Hero of the Mill. And let me tell you, it makes for a good day indeed. Previously...

citrus bliss salt scrub

As much as I love my December issue of Bon Appétit with all its glossy pages filled with drool-worthy holiday treats, the last thing I really need is more sugar – now, or anytime, for that matter. It's everywhere I turn these days. The break room at work is filled...

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...