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BLTA Salad with Lemony Buttermilk Ranch Dressing and a Trip to Pike Place Market

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Yesterday was a glorious day in the Pacific Northwest.

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard that Seattle is the best place in the world when it’s sunny out. I can’t argue with that. With temperatures in the mid-70s, yesterday was the perfect Sunday.

It all started out with a BLTA (bacon, lettuce, tomato and avocado) salad that I made for Casey and myself. It’s really the perfect salad, if you ask me. Juicy, sweet cherry tomatoes, crunchy bites of avocado and lemony dressing adds up to one very satisfying lunch. I knew I was going later to hang out with my friend Meguire, so I wanted a fairly light lunch. It did the trick.

I live in Tacoma, and my friend Meguire lives in Seattle. Admittedly, I do love going to Seattle as often as I can, although some Tacomans would boo and hiss at me for that.

Sometimes, it’s quite fun to be a tourist in your own city. We headed to Pike Place Market, and it seemed the rest of Seattle was there was well. Read More »

Linguine with Grilled Radicchio and Bacon

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Sometimes certain ingredients perplex me more than others.  Last week, it was radicchio that had me scratching my head.

I knew that I had seen a million recipes for people grilling it.  That sounded good to me.  Grilled lettuces are delicious, and a totally different flavor than your typical cold salad greens.

So there was one option.  But what to do with a head of grilled radicchio?  I had run across an Alton Brown recipe for grilled radicchio with bacon vinaigrette.  Bacon vinaigrette?  Sign me up. Read More »

End of the Week Crustless Quiche

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Quiche is the perfect weekend meal.  Really, no more of this “real men don’t eat quiche” crap.  If you’re a real man, you’ll eat whatever the heck you want.
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