Slow-Roasted Pork Belly with Pickled Rhubarb and Hazelnuts

I want to come out of the closet and say that I am not crazy about pork belly. I mean, it’s great in small doses, but I can’t do a ton. It’s too rich for me. Which is why I really love this recipe. The pickled rhubarb works with the pork belly because it adds…

Crab Dip with Leeks and Mushrooms

It’s cold. It’s gloomy. It hasn’t stopped raining since the Reagan administration. What I need right now is something cheesy. Something I can dip crackers in while catching up on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Something fun to make. Something like crab dip. Lucky for me, the crab boats came in a few weeks…

Mackerel with Tomatoes, Fried Leeks and Dill Yogurt Sauce

It’s been as dreary and rainy as you’d expect from a Portland winter. I’m all about eating in season and locally, especially because I live in an area that is lousy with abundance. But when I walked by the fish counter at my local market and saw those glassy mackerel eyes staring back at me…