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

Harriet Van Horne

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

Edible Idaho Spring 2019

I'm no stranger to Edible Idaho but usually I'm on the other side of the table – either as the writer or photographer. So it was really fun to be the interviewee for this article on bloggers. I have an interesting perspective as I am both a blogger and I...

SNOW Block and Country Gardens Magazine

To be an inspirationI had always had the dream that our SNOW Block Alley would be of inspiration to other people. Here locally in Boise, civic groups and high school classes have come through the alley. We received tons of press when the project was new,...

Wine + Cheese Tasting at Scoria

In my last post, I recapped the great morning I had touring Nederend Dairy with Dairy West in celebration of Idaho Dairy Month. Coincidentally, or not, the Idaho Wine Commission is also kicking back Idaho Wine Month so it only made sense that the next stop on the...

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