Author Archives: Seattle Foodshed

About Seattle Foodshed

We live in the Pacific Northwest, where we're cultivating our urban garden and eating the fruits (and vegetables) of our labors.

Crostata di Perrella (aka Herb and Cheese-stuffed Calzone)

Visiting Alice Waters’ Chez Panisse Cafe in Berkeley was one of our life’s culinary highlights. Since then, we’ve made countless recipes inspired by or directly from her amazing cookbooks. Now — with springtime bursting out around us — is the perfect time to … Continue reading

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Cannellini Bean Enchiladas in Tomatillo Suiza Sauce

A few years back, Melanie went to New Mexico with some Peace Corps buddies, and stopped by a cafe outside of Santa Fe called Harry’s Roadhouse. It made such an impression that she bought their cookbook. This enchilada recipe is one … Continue reading

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Black Bean Masa Cakes with Spicy Sweet Potatoes

Clearly, this recipe from Michael Natkin’s Herbivoracious cookbook is addicting. The rich and crispy black bean masa cakes sit on top of a sweetly crisp bed of lettuce, with a spicy sweet potato topping and queso fresco to finish the whole … Continue reading

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April Vegetable Gardening in Seattle

Even though the skies were overcast all day Sunday, the temperature felt invitingly warm for gardening. We’ve been itching to plant our April vegetables Melanie calls this a great shoulder season. What does that mean? I had no idea either. … Continue reading

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Castellucio Lentil Salad with Tomatoes and Gorgonzola

This lentil salad is rich and sweet with the fresh flavors of slow-roasted tomatoes. It’s hearty and satisfying with the meatiness of the lentils; and it’s stuffed so full of fresh herbs that it tastes like springtime. This recipe from … Continue reading

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Scallion Potato Pancake in a Skillet

These simple potato-scallion pancakes from Thomas Keller’s ‘ad hoc at home’ cookbook are easy to make and even easier to eat. They make a great side dish for all kinds of meals. We had ours with a maple-orange-dijon glazed chicken, also … Continue reading

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Maple-Orange-Dijon Glazed Roast Chicken on a Beer Can

This is a unique (and uniquely delicious) recipe. We’d never heard of roasting beer can chicken in the home oven. It always seemed like something perfect for a bbq, but bringing the technique indoors turns out to be sheer genius. … Continue reading

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