Avocado Lime Cheesecake

I won’t even take credit for this amazing recipe. It’s featured in the Homecooked Cookbook. It’s amazing. A friend of mine made it in a glass canning jar instead of the typical looking cheesecake form. Still delicious and quite frankly, way more convenient to take and enjoy anywhere, really. The best part of this recipe is it’s actually delicious and healthy. No flour or sugar. You won’t be disappointed. And, I will be trying this on my own…

Tamale Making Day!Β 

A good friend let me know that once a year they make it a point to sit down and a big batch of tamales to freeze and eat through the coming months. 

I was definitely excited when she extended the offer to let me in on sharing the haul. Oh, and part of the work load. 

I have to say the friends did all the hard stuff in pre-preparation making the meats, soaking husks and roasting peppers. 

It really is glorious to see it all laid out and ready for assembly.

We began roughly a bit after noon and a delicious homemade chorizo/ sweet potato hash with egg breakfast. Accompanied with Pepinos*, from the Homemade cookbook. 

The first time sitting down and doing this was 9 hours straight of sweaty work but, definitely worth it. They’re delicious…

Sunday Chill…

A book on Modern Wallpaper for reading, organic berries and matcha tea this morning…

Foreign National-Seattle’s newest hidden, little gem…

Tucked next to the exciting spot, Stateside, is a hidden little gem tucked in a spot you can easily miss along Pike in Seattle’s Capitol Hill Neighborhood. 

Think Miami/70s and Art Deco, with outstanding food from the shared Stateside kitchen and fancy specialty cocktails all the while listening to some disco. Go to get away, in a dark corner and get your groove on soon! 

Summer White Sangria

Summer White Sangria


1 bottle of GrΓΌner Vetliner

1 bottle Sparkeling Apple cider

1 cup White Rum 

1/4 cup Triple Sec

1 1/2 cup Blueberrys

1 1/2 cup Strawberries 

Soda water for topping 

Mix this all together in a larger container and let chill for 2 hours. 

Ladle out over ice and top with a splash of soda water! 


Blueberry Cherry Bacon Bites…

Need a faster then fast appetizer for a party? I threw these together in no time. I picked up festive toothpicks and some fresh fruit, cheese and cured meats cut them into bite size pieces. Think about interesting combinations. Here’s is cherry, bacon, Sheeps milk Parma, and blueberry. Also, cantaloupe, prosciutto and Parma. Some were just with fruit alone. 

They worked perfectly for the party and were a total hit. No muss, no fuss. And, everyone loved the bite sized combos! 

I’m interested in trying watermelon and pineapple versions next. Think of all the great party themes and color combos possible!