Three Things, Issue Forty-Four

ONE:SUMMER It’s still officially spring, but isn’t Memorial Day the unofficial start of summer? I guess we can start wearing white now. Just kidding–you know you can wear white wherever and whenever the hell you want to, right? And anyone who lives in the Pacific Northwest knows that summer doesn’t truly begin until sometime in […]

Three Things, Issue Forty-Three

It’s back to basics this week, dear readers. I have a bit of Seattle music to share with you, a brand-new yoga streaming site that is wonderfully inclusive and long-overdue in the yoga world, PLUS the absolute best thing I’ve cooked in recent memory. Music, yoga and tacos. It doesn’t get much better than that, […]

Spicy Chorizo and Potato Tacos

(Adapted slightly from Cook’s Illustrated.) Filling: 2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2″ chunks 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons ancho chile powder 2 tablespoons smoked paprika 3 teaspoons ground coriander 3 teaspoons dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper Pinch ground allspice Salt and pepper 6 tablespoons apple […]

Tomatillo-Avocado Sauce

(Adapted slightly from Cook’s Illustrated.) 8 ounces tomatillos, husks and stems removed, rinsed well, dried and cut into 1-inch pieces 1-2 avocados, halved and pitted 2 jalapeno peppers, stemmed and seeded 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves and stems 1-2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1-2 garlic cloves, minced 1 teaspoon salt   Process all ingredients […]

Three Things, Issue Forty-Two

ONE: MOTHER My mother was my first reader. Standing in the doorway of her bedroom, I’d clear my throat, take a deep breath and read to her my latest writing with all the necessary vocal inflection and emphasis. She would sit, appropriately attentive and listen, smiling and nodding and often give a happy clap at […]