Bay Shrimp Spring (or Summer) Rolls

We have a lot of Oregon bay shrimp on hand at the moment, so when we saw this recipe in the New York Times for lobster summer rolls, we thought it sounded brilliant, and modified it to make shrimp spring rolls.

Bay Shrimp Summer Rolls
Bay Shrimp Summer Rolls

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April Planting in Seattle: Garlic, Peas, Arugula and Potatoes

The sun burst through the Seattle clouds for a few hours today, and we were delighted to get out into our garden to do some April planting. Right now, we’re planting arugula, sugar pod peas, potatoes, and herbs. Come see what’s going in the ground!

Garlic in the Sun
Garlic in the Sun

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A Washington Wine, Oregon Cheese and Seattle Pickled Herring

These simple appetizers, foraged up from around our neighborhood, made a perfect pre-dinner snack. We’re huge fans of City Cellar Fine Wines on 45th street in Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood, which is where we got the Thurston Wolfe Lemberger. The folks at City Cellar know their wines, they’re easy to talk to, and they have regular wine tastings. Dangerous.

Washington Wine, Oregon Cheese, and Seattle Pickled Herring
Washington Wine, Oregon Cheese, and Seattle Pickled Herring

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Amelia’s – The Best Mexican Restaurant in Hillsboro/The World

It may seem like we’re on an eating rampage, dear FoodShed reader, but when we travel, we like to find new restaurants and revisit our old favorites. And this is how we found ourselves back at Amelia’s Mexican Restaurant – a charming, cozy place in Hillsboro – devouring the handmade tortillas the moment they were brought to our table.

Amelia's Mexican Restaurant - Our Favorite Mexican Place in the World
Amelia's Mexican Restaurant - Our Favorite Mexican Place in the World

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Baked Peaches with Lemon Zest, Honey and Apricot

Last year around this time, we paid a visit to Alice Waters’ restaurant Chez Panisse. And then we took a trip out to Point Reyes and the vineyards of Sonoma, eating at farmer’s markets as we went. This baked peaches recipe is from Alice Waters’ ‘Art of Simple Food’, and reminds me of the last days of summer.

Delicious, Golden, Sticky Peaches
Delicious, Golden, Sticky Peaches

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Fresh Peaches in Hillsboro, Oregon

The farmland outside Hillsboro, Oregon is verdant, lush, and picturesque. We visited a you-pick peach orchard an hour or two after sunrise to gather the last ripe peaches of the season.

Fresh Peach in a Tree
Fresh Peach in a Tree

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