Salmon Cakes

Salmon Cakes

  This past summer my husband went to Alaska on a fishing trip with the boys.  It was a week of getting up at the crack of dawn to go out on a boat, hoping that one or, ideally, all of the men in the group would catch something.  This kind of vacation is not […]

Roasted Cauliflower Macaroni and Cheese with Dungeness Crab

Cauliflower Mac-and-Cheese with Dungeness Crab

  We stood at the kitchen counter, hands dirty, taking turns with the only seafood cracker in the house (why haven’t I ever bought more?) to free the fresh, sweet morsels of meat from the crab legs and, instead of collecting that meat on a plate, we immediately popped them in our mouths.  It was a […]

Fideuà

Fideua

  Even with my relaxed goal of sharing one recipe a week, I’ve fallen behind schedule. Over the last month, my husband has suffered a fractured ankle, my brother in law was hospitalized and my sister and I each had a medical scare arising out of bodily lumps and bumps that makes you wonder if […]

Crab, Asparagus and Avocado Omelet (and Snapshots from Maui)

Maui 2013

  My husband and I walked back from the north end of Ka’anapali Beach, football and towel in hand, a little spent since we jogged the length of the beach and followed that with a game of catch and lots of swimming after that.  If anyone followed us closely enough they might have heard the […]

Crab & Arugula Salad with Avocado-Lime Dressing

Crab & Arugula Salad with Avocado-Lime Vinaigrette | http://lemonsandanchovies.com

  I can’t remember ever craving crab.  I’ve eaten it all my life.  I even remember eating talangka (ta-lang-kah), tiny shore crab–whose bodies don’t get much bigger than a silver dollar–during my short time in the Philippines.  If I remember correctly, they’re prized not for their meat but for their fat.  Crab fat is a […]

Spaghetti with Clams and Mussels

Pasta with Clams and Mussels | Lemons & Anchovies blog

  The pendulum has been swinging between spring and summer in our neck of the woods.  With no air-conditioning in our half-century old house and temperatures rising last week, I had to pull our very old electric fan out of storage.  This is a fan from my husband’s childhood, a contemporary of our home.  Rather […]

Dungeness Crab Pasta with Wine, Fried Meyer Lemon Slices and Fried Capers

Dungeness Crab Pasta with Fried Meyer Lemon Slices and Fried Capers-3

  “You cooked all day.” This wasn’t exactly accurate but my husband wasn’t far from the truth either.  When he left for his two-hour bike ride Saturday morning I was in the kitchen kneading dough for pasta…again (I’m obsessed with fresh pasta these days).  He returned to find me still in the kitchen, this time […]

Poached Cod and Egg over Rice

Poached Cod and Egg over Rice-3

  I looked forward to a few things in anticipation of vacationing in Maui over the holidays:  to being away from the day-to-day grind, to spending quality time with my husband, to swimming and lounging on the beach and…. …to eating a Japanese breakfast. I must have mentioned the last thing to my husband several […]