Cauliflower, Cheddar and Asiago Soup


This week it’s supposed to be in the high 80s, much like last year in early May, if I remember correctly. This weekend, however, it was classic Portland weather. A little cold, a little rainy. Perfect weather for soup. The soup I made this past weekend is inspired by my cousin. She sent me a…

Cheese {and herb} Bagels


      Asiago Cheese bagels are my favorite flavor. Every time someone brings bagels to work, I immediately reach for the Asiago cheese variety, and I’m severely disappointed 0n those rare occasions when I find all the Asiago cheese bagels have been picked over before I arrive. This morning I decided to try my very…

Homemade Bagels


A few weekends ago I met with two ladies who are co-planning my friend’s baby shower with me. I agreed to attempt to make homemade bagels for the party (May 3rd), so of course I need to do a dry-run or two before the big day. I found what looked to be a good recipe on…

Roasted Cauliflower with Turmeric and Sea Salt


The first time I ever had cauliflower was last summer. I had it twice: in Chicken Cauliflower Maglobeh and roasted in my oven. The Maglobeh was so good as a whole that I couldn’t make any judgements about the fried cauliflower other than it was kind of mushy. The roasted cauliflower was OK, but not something…