Homemade Chili for the Seattle Rainy Season

Fall is just around the corner! What a better way to welcome the rain and the changing color of the leaves with a hearty bowl of chili. This is my rendition of the comfort food best eaten with a toasted baguette and garlic butter watching the rain move through the lake. Serve on your favorite…

Pho-licious Beef Short Ribs– it’s all about the BROTH!

Ask any Pho aficionado what makes a perfect pho and many will definitely say, “It’s all about the broth!” I am one of the temperamental tasters of pho who definitely can write about an epic poem on finding the best tasting broth. I have been to many Vietnamese households, including my best friend Kiana’s, but…

Heartwarming Osso Buco for a Wintry Night

There are many kinds of stews, but they all have something in common–a hearty appeal! Stews build upon a robust tasting broth often thickened with potatoes or a starchy root vegetable, then slowly braised so that the meat literally falls off the bones (yes, by all means, include bones or the very least use them…