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Quarantine: Spicy stuffed zucchini involtini. An obvious take on the eggplant version but with the eggplant replaced with zucchini cut thinly with a mandoline and stuffed with pesto and ricotta...

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Quarantine: Grilled tuna. Amazing piece of sushi grade tuna. Pop it on the grill briefly…..perfect! The sides: wild rice with green garlic adobo from Archipelago and mixed veggies in vinaigrette....

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Quarantine: In Seattle, what else, salmon. Two versions of this bowl; different veggies and salmon prep. The second, with farro instead of rice and with seared salmon, was my pick...

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Takeaway: New Orleans style Po Boy. Part of Ethan Stowell Restaurants this popup was all about New Orleans style Po Boys. You order online for a specific pickup time then...

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Takeaway: Lobster Roll. Part of Ethan Stowell Restaurants this popup was all about lobster…whole or on a roll. You order online for a specific pickup time then show up just...

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Quarantine: Pizza at home. This is a great recipe for at home pizza. The only thing that would make it any better is a pizza oven. Alas, I don’t have...

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Quarantine: Chicken on the wire. Just shows I also like something besides pork for BBQ. Chicken is second on the list with beef a distant 3rd….brisket only…no ribs! This sauce...

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Quarantine: Egg Roll in a Bowl. Another one to try. It’s Whole 30, Low Card, Keto and Paleo…all in the same bowl! What makes this dish is the creamy chili...

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Quarantine: Fried Chicken and Cocktails. This is no ordinary fried chicken…it’s all about the breading. The recipe is here and it’s not really deep fried. This version was made with...

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Quarantine: Simply Charcuterie and Cheese. Enough said. Have it with an Oregon Pinot Noir or a light rosé from the South of France. Could just go with a Moscow Mule...

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Quarantine: Doron’s Chicken Meatballs. Long a favorite of ours…..with several versions….including using turkey instead of chicken. What makes these are the pine nuts and yellow raisins which, when fried, add...

North Bend WA

When you’re in the area check out this bakery: The North Bend Bakery (formerly Georgia’s and George’s). It’s been in the same location for 90 years so it’s a bit...

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Quarantine: Chicken Tikka Masala. The masala was from a jar but the taste was surprisingly all Indian. Not bad for a homemade classic of Indian cuisine. The tikka masala sauce...

Seattle

Takeaway: Grand Central Baking Co. This location, in the Wedgewood neighborhood, has been there for about a year but this was our first visit to this location. My sandwich choice...

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Filipino takeaway: Archipelago. Before COVID-19 hit, I had snagged a very hard to come by reservation at this well regarded restaurant with terribly limited seating. Alas….the reservation was cancelled so...

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Quarantine: Anelli with Roasted Cauliflower. Always surprised how good gluten free pasta can taste and this one was no exception. The highlight of the dish, however, was the roasted garlic...