Wild blackberries: cocktail with mint|lime|coconut

The last time I bought blackberries from the supermarket I was disappointed to say the least. I should have known by their extremely long, narrow appearance that something wasn’t quite right. They were squishy and what little flavor they had was overly sweet. [sigh] Fortunately it’s berry picking season here in the Pacific Northwest. I love […]

how to make perfect hard boiled eggs — every time.

It is officially April and Easter is just around the corner. Growing up, coloring eggs was tradition in my family. Newspaper was laid on the kitchen table, the little tablets dissolved in vinegar, and with wax crayons and little wire egg dippers my sisters and I were drawing and dipping away. After a couple hours of decorating we placed […]