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Sinaloa Winter Food Festival 2014

On January 23rd 2014, I flew into LA International airport wearing a purple sundress and carrying an aqua blue down-filled winter coat. I had spent much of the last days before departing Montana for the Spokane airport, sorting, stacking, packing, un-packing, re-prioritizing and re-packing. Chef coat and pants for the Sinaloa Winter Food Festival workshops, […]

Baby-Back Apple Butter BBQ Ribs

Apples and ribs, a very “tempting” comfort fruit combination Old fashioned apple butter becomes a spicy BBQ sauce and a true Northwest Meets Southwest Infusion flavor twist, in this comfort fruit recipe.  I bought this cute little Harry & David cookie jar apple truck one day while  “Goodwill Shopping” in Beaverton Oregon. I love shopping […]

Northwest Meets Southwest Chorizo Stuffed Chicken Breast

Northwest Meets Southwest Chorizo Stuffed Chicken Breast.

Spicy Coconut & Sunflower Seed Encrusted King Salmon with Red Currant Chipotle Sauce

Wild King Salmon encrusted with my own spicy coconut and sunflower seed rub.  Served in a pool of  a red currant and white wine reduction with a chipotle pepper bite.  This taste bud zinger is accompanied by a lodge favorite side dish of Grilled Corn and Sweet Potato salad and some spicy Bear Candy Sausage.

Surf & Turf Tacos

Thinly sliced skirt steak marinated in Balsamic vinegar, agave nectar, lime juice, Mexican oregano and southwestern spices.  The shrimp are marinated in the same spices and lime juice.  The steak and shrimp are then grilled.  This tasty surf and turf combo is served on a warm jalapeno and cilantro flour tortilla with grated cheese and roasted sweet bell pepper and […]