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What’s cooking in March? Local recipes!

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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.

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

HappyNewYear

Happy New Year!

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

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Five Things I Learned This Summer.

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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

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

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A Dinner Disaster – Baked Sole

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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)

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

Christmas at A Passionate Plate

Merry Christmas!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Abundance

Abundance.

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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

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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!

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

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Macrina Bakery, Slow Food Seattle & Local Organic Grains

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

Small Farm, Big Taste – Booth Canyon Orchard

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

Apples – Orchard to Market

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

Field Trip: Washington Apple Road Trip

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

CMT Awareness Month and Magic Chocolate Cake

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

Evergreen State Fair

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

Happy Birthday, Julia!

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

Beach Berries

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

Is That A Zucchini in Your Mailbox?

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

1000 Cooks for the Cure – Take Two!

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

Our PINK Cook for the Cure Party

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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!

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

N.W. Raspberries – Summer is here!

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

All-American 4th of July Menu

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

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

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

Meet Christina Conrad – Foodie with a Life!

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

Heirloom Herbs

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

Happy Mother’s Day!

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

Meet Mary Jordan – Baker Extraordinaire!

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

I’m feeling optimistic

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

A Very Memorable Meal

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

What we loved. (to eat).

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

Celebrating the Year of the Dragon

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

Farm Fresh Eggs

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

West Seattle Farmers Market

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

Good Fortune

Antioxidant Protein Smoothie

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

Let the collaboration begin

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

Slava – A Serbian Celebration

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

Old Friends and Chocolate

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

The Best Hamburger in Phoenix

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

That was not a Croissant

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

Sharing Chanterelles

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

Crazy Mary

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