The Year In Food » Fine Seasonal Eating

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Every year I have wanted to make a gift guide, and this year, I am so thrilled to have gotten my act together in time! I really wanted to celebrate some of my favorite small businesses: both food and makers. Dig in! L to R: // smoked salmon by my wonderful pals Drifters Fish, the people who […]


  • Ajay singh - Great Article, I like your content thanks for sharing this.ReplyCancel

  • Ajay singh - Great Article, thanks for sharing this amazing blog.ReplyCancel

  • Alana - Just bought the smoke perfume! Can’t wait to try it out!ReplyCancel

  • Nelly Hand - Thank you so much for including our smoked fish in this amazing collection of good folks! Having you up in Alaska is some of my favorite summertime memories. Come back and visit up north again soon. xoReplyCancel

One thing that I love about holidays is how they bookend a year. The marking of time brings memories into sharper relief. I was reminded of a Thanksgiving at my dad’s house many years ago, perhaps the first Thanksgiving where we had friends join, along with my boyfriend at the time. There was something really […]


  • Walt - This looks like one worth trying. It’s a great squash season with many varieties available now and this recipe will enhance the squash we are having this Sunday.ReplyCancel

  • Peter Stafford - Kimberly,

    Norma was truly impressed with this dish and put it on our to cook list — I’ll probably make it later this week to go along with a couple of barbecued pork chops dusted with Herbs de Provence, and pepper.

    Are you still in Portland? We will be there for Thanksgiving. Love to see you during that week.


  • Ann - What a great idea! I ‘m always on the lookout for something that can add a bit of drama and texture to a dish. Never thought about split peas but their crunch factor sounds like a winner! I’ll definitely be giving them a try.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon - Can’t wait to try this! I use a lot of dried peas and lentils, but believe it or not, I’ve never used yellow peas!! Perfect recipe for my first time!ReplyCancel

  • michelle @ hummingbird high - i love acorn squash and feel like it doesn’t get enough love compared with butternut. bookmarking this recipe for a future dinner soon! xoReplyCancel

  • Shelly @ Vegetarian 'Ventures - This looks so delicious! I always use the term stuffing instead of dressing as well – just doesn’t have the same memory evoking association with Thanksgiving. Also, I LOVE that pink plate!!ReplyCancel

  • Christiann - I just can’t get over squash. Ever.
    This looks incredible!!!! CKReplyCancel

  • Jenny // - Sounds amazing! The split peas are genius!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah @ Snixy Kitchen - After getting sick of Thanksgiving leftovers almost immediately, I was just thinking about how next year would be so lovely to work in non-traditional dishes for the holiday. I think you’ve got the right idea! I can’t wait to give this squash a go – the flavors sound so delicious.ReplyCancel