Roasted Cauliflower Macaroni 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 […]

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

  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

  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 […]

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

  “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 […]

High Desert Crab Cakes with Avocado Relish, Roasted Red Pepper Sauce and Lemon Aioli

  When May comes around each year, there’s only one thing on my husband’s mind: Camping.  By this time, most of the snow would have melted from the higher elevations and average daytime temperatures are in the mid-70ºF range.  I had never gone camping until my husband took me for the first time over 10 […]