Dine Out: Homegrown

My friend Stacy reminded me the other day that the new sandwich place in Redmond, kitty-corner from Matador, just opened. I thought, “Seriously, another sandwich shop? How many do we need around here?” Well, this is the one we really did need, and just didn’t know it yet. Homegrown, which has several branches throughout Seattle…

Cooking at Home: Bacon in the Oven

Not long ago I curiously watched my sister fry bacon in a pan on the stove. She laid down several strips at a time, turning each one over until crispy, and trying to not get splattered by all the bacon fat rendered in the pan. When the strips were done she moved them to a…

Dine In: Chicken With Lemon Garlic Sauce

Here’s a quick-cooking weeknight dish. I got this recipe ages ago from a friend, and I’ve tinkered with it a bit (as usual) to get it just how we like it. It ain’t a pretty one. It looks like pieces of chicken in a brown sauce. Blah. But it sure does taste good, and it…

Seasonal: Savory Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

If you have a bowl of pumpkin guts, with a bit of clean-up, you’ll have a bowl of super tasty pumpkin seeds that will disappear faster than you can say Sauvignon Blanc. I am a pumpkin-carving Scrooge. I no like it. It’s cold and stinky and slimy and wet and just … gross. Using skinny…

Dine Out: Quinn’s Pub

The other night the mister and I wanted some comfort food. The weather was turning, we’d had a long week, and we just wanted a warm place that was fun and cozy, with good food and drinks. So we hit up Quinn’s Pub. Not only did it hit the mark on all our requirements, it…