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Signature Tastes of Seattle

What’s cooking in March? Local recipes!


Happy March! This month I’ll be sharing recipes with you from some of Seattle’s …. Read More

12th man

Feed the People You Love.


February is here and Seattle is feeling the love. The Seahawks are Super Bowl …. Read More


Happy New Year!


Good morning! I hope your first day of 2014 is starting off right. I’m …. Read More


Five Things I Learned This Summer.


I am so glad September is here! My summer was just flat-out crazy. I’m …. Read More

Lyn at Pike Place

Cooking with Lyn


Last week Marvin’s nephew, Mark, and his family came up from San Antonio for …. Read More


A Dinner Disaster – Baked Sole


Joy and I make it a rule NOT to post recipes on A Passionate …. Read More

Beautiful Ireland

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! (and a little story)


Marvin and I took a trip to Ireland five years ago. We had just …. Read More

Christmas at A Passionate Plate

Merry Christmas!


It’s Christmas Eve – 10:55 pm. I’ve scheduled this post to go out at …. Read More

Cookie Party 2012

Food, Friends, Frosting, Fun. Cookie Party 2012


Last night we hosted our 5th annual cookie decorating party at Joy’s house. As …. Read More

Grace finishes #1

Girls On The Run 5-K and Yeasted Waffles


We LOVE Girls On The Run and we’re so proud of the 400+ 3rd …. Read More

Ferry on the way to Vashon Island

Field Trip: Vashon Island


Joy and I took another foodie field trip on Sunday – this time to …. Read More

Oil and vingar in kitchen

Foodie Gifts for the Holidays


Posted by our Guest Contributor, Christina Conrad. You can read more from Christina on her blog: www. …. Read More




Thanksgiving is here! It is my favorite holiday and I am so thankful. For so …. Read More

A Foodie's Dream: Seattle's Melrose Market

Field Trip: Seattle’s Melrose Market


It’s Top Chef: Seattle Wednesday! Mary and I took a field trip to Seattle’s …. Read More

Backyard Barter

Backyard Barter’s Urban Food Fair!


One of the great things about writing on A Passionate Plate is how it …. Read More


Macrina Bakery, Slow Food Seattle & Local Organic Grains


Have you heard about the Slow Food movement? Slow Food is about enjoying foods that …. Read More

Small Farm, Big Taste – Booth Canyon Orchard


On our Washington Apple Road Trip last week, Joy and I stopped in at …. Read More

Apples – Orchard to Market


I love that we have been offered so many opportunities to connect to the …. Read More

Field Trip: Washington Apple Road Trip


Last Friday Joy and I  hopped in the car and headed east – in …. Read More

CMT Awareness Month and Magic Chocolate Cake


Sometimes, life gives you opportunities to try to make a difference. In this case, …. Read More

Evergreen State Fair


We went to the fair on Sunday – The Evergreen State Fair in Monroe. …. Read More

Happy Birthday, Julia!


“Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.” – Julia Child …. Read More

Beach Berries


Our house sits on a cliff overlooking Puget Sound and we are lucky to …. Read More

Is That A Zucchini in Your Mailbox?


If you are growing zucchini this year, or subscribing to a CSA, chances are …. Read More

1000 Cooks for the Cure – Take Two!


Our first attempt at video production created a lot of laughs, but not very …. Read More

Our PINK Cook for the Cure Party


Last Saturday, Joy and I hosted a Cook for the Cure® fundraising party. It was …. Read More

How to Host a 1000 Cooks for the Cure Party!


Everyone knows someone whose life has been affected by breast cancer. A mother, a …. Read More

N.W. Raspberries – Summer is here!


I just finished eating a bowl of raspberry sorbet topped with big, fat, juicy …. Read More

All-American 4th of July Menu


lThe 4th of July is just one week away! So hang up the flag, …. Read More

Joy’s Birthday Cake (Happy Birthday, Joy!)


  Today is Joy’s birthday. Happy Birthday, JOY! Joy and I have been friends …. Read More

Meet Christina Conrad – Foodie with a Life!


TGIF! Yes, it’s Friday, and we are going to start the weekend off right …. Read More

Heirloom Herbs


Joy and I just spent all day hanging out at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel …. Read More

Happy Mother’s Day!


Hello to all you MOMs out there! I hope you are having a wonderful …. Read More

Meet Mary Jordan – Baker Extraordinaire!


Today we’ve got a special treat for you… an amazing Coconut Lime Cupcake recipe …. Read More

I’m feeling optimistic


It’s been several years since I’ve grown any vegetables besides a cherry tomato, but …. Read More

A Very Memorable Meal


Last night Joy & I cooked an early Valentine’s Day dinner for Toby and …. Read More

What we loved. (to eat).


Hello, February. I am happy to see you this morning, along with the tiny …. Read More

Celebrating the Year of the Dragon


Monday is Chinese New Year – and the start of the Year of the …. Read More

Farm Fresh Eggs


The Brown Family Farm historic homestead sits in an open meadow, surrounded by pines …. Read More

West Seattle Farmers Market


Mary and I hit up the West Seattle Farmers Market today.  I had read …. Read More

Good Fortune

Antioxidant Protein Smoothie


I received an interesting fortune in my cookie yesterday.  It read, “Your place in …. Read More

Let the collaboration begin


As many of you know, I started A Passionate Plate three months ago, to rekindle …. Read More

Slava – A Serbian Celebration


Last night Marvin and I celebrated Slava in Burien at the home of our good friends, …. Read More

Old Friends and Chocolate


I just spent the weekend in Palm Springs with my college friends, Molly, Kelly, …. Read More

The Best Hamburger in Phoenix


I’ve been in Phoenix for the last four days working at a trade show. …. Read More

That was not a Croissant


My neighbor, Nicole, turned ninety-one this year. She is actually not my official neighbor …. Read More

Sharing Chanterelles


My friend, Lori, sent out an email last week announcing “fresh Chanterelles are waiting …. Read More

Crazy Mary


Our wonderful neighbors, Ron and Lani, surprised me last night with a belated birthday …. Read More