Archive | September, 2012

Wine & Book Pairings: Q&A with Foundry Vineyards

I’m no stranger to wine, and as far as I know, wine seems to be pretty keen on me as well. As a writer constantly on the look out for sources of inspiration, there is so much one can pull from the sensory experience of enjoying a glass of wine. The world of wine is […]

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Writer’s Kitchen: Learning to Improvise

Life is all about improvisation. Improvisation and reinvention. Back in the days before we had children, Sarah and I would get together frequently to cook and bake, always finding some intriguing recipe to try, such as raclette macaroni and cheese or David Lebovitz’s absinthe cake (pictured above and featured in a previous edition of Writer’s […]

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A Reader/Writer’s Guide to Wine

The world of wine is as vast as the world of books. For those more familiar with books than wine, here’s a quick run down of the basics. Red wine vs. White wine: The differences between red wines and white wines are pretty obvious; they look different and taste different, and are often described using […]

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Shilshole Sunset

Daily Writers’ Fix: September 24-28

How to use Daily Writers’ Fix Monday: Sight Despite your first impression, these aren’t dog prints. They’re cat prints. What part of your world do you need to look at more closely? Tuesday: Smell Step inside this photo and take a deep breath. Breathe in all the smells surrounding you–the salt water, the smoke from […]

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My Berlin Kitchen Book

We Have a Winner!

Congratulations to Lauren Van Mullem of the WanderFood blog over at Wanderlust & Lipstick! She is the winner of our giveaway of “My Berlin Kitchen,” the just-released memoir by The Wednesday Chef blogger, Luisa Weiss. Lauren, I’ll be shipping your book this week. I hope you enjoy it! As for the rest of you, we […]

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Daily Writers' Fix: September 17-21

Daily Writers’ Fix: September 17-21

How to use Daily Writers’ Fix Monday: Sight Stretch your ability to describe visual appearances today. Using the photo above–or any other photo with contrasting textures and colors–spend 10 minutes freewriting about the temperatures, moods, and emotions their appearance brings to mind. Don’t worry about it making sense or sounding great–just write! When you’re done, […]

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Writer’s Kitchen: The Food Writer’s Moment of Truth

Being a food writer is a scary thing–exhilarating, fun, and delicious, to be sure, but also anxiety-inducing. Especially when it involves sharing a recipe. Once that recipe is published, there’s no going back. I experienced a bit of those nerves a few months ago when submitting my recipe for Fennel-Scented Salmon atop a Lentil and […]

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Daily Writers' Fix: September 10-14

Daily Writers’ Fix: September 10-14

How to use Daily Writers’ Fix Monday: Sight What’s peeking through the grass? What is he/she/it looking for? Tuesday: Smell Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, or Chardonnay, root beer, lemon soda, or water… what are you drinking right now? Exercise your sense of smell by turning off your tastebuds for a few sips and trying one or […]

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