August 5, 2013

Lughnasadh continues. Bright blue morning in Port Orchard, a fresh Sound breeze coming in the windows of Whiskey Gulch Cafe, and here I am. So far from The Bay, the stresses of the Bay, those parched Mediterranean hills of the bay. Italian. The Bay is Italy, Los Angeles is Andalusia. San Diego is Marrakesh. Portland […]

August 18, 2012

Today might just have been the epitome of Cascadian summertime climate. Morning: Thick fog. Drizzle. Cool to cold. Shivering a bit. Thermometer says 59. Is that rain? Then about 2PM, ‘the switch’. Sun’s out. Mercury up to the 80s. Almost sweltering. Always it is the balance between the marine and the continental influence. Onshore and […]

July 5, 2012

Last night we had a fine fireworks show, right across the street in the park: Nothing organized by anyone. Just funloving folks showing up with lots of explosives and putting on an impromtu show. How it was when we were kids. They say summer begins on the day after the 4th of July here in […]

May 29, 2012

Copper River Salmon – Grilled. Indirect heat until the fat oozes, then fire it up underneath. Don’t overcook it! Such nice rich fish. CR Salmon is the Kobe of salmon. A stretch to say it swims around the cold north Pacific, fattening on crustaceans, dreaming of a day when it will be paired with the […]