smoked salmon, cream cheese, horseradish and dill on rye

I first shared this recipe with my Basil & Salt Magazine readers over the last holiday season. It’s a rich, delicious appetizer that my guests and I have enjoyed each cocktail season. I enjoy all the recipes I’ve added to Basil, however in light of a recent health concern, it’s necessary I drastically modify my diet. What’s a food writer to do? My answer was … Continue reading smoked salmon, cream cheese, horseradish and dill on rye

simple and healthy 5 minute pesto

Eating well and finding quality ingredients isn’t always simple, but it is worth it. Until you are familiar with specific brands or learn more about your local farms and their growing practices, it’s important to first do your research before purchasing products with “healthy” on the label. I spoke with a group not long ago about the beauty of making your own pesto and one … Continue reading simple and healthy 5 minute pesto

Della Terra’s Chef Cody Castiglia partners with The Barn at Holly Farm for Business Fundraiser

THE LATE HARVEST, A Farm to Table Feast Cuisine by Della Terra Catering, Hosted by The Barn at Holly Farm. August 18th 2018  |   $125  |  Tickets are available here  dellaterra425.eventbrite.com Take your taste buds on a tour of the best that the Northwest has to offer, with an exclusive menu created by Chef Cody Castiglia, perfectly paired with the region’s best hard ciders. Chef Castiglia is creating … Continue reading Della Terra’s Chef Cody Castiglia partners with The Barn at Holly Farm for Business Fundraiser

Basil & Salt Magazine launches the first in a series of events for 2018

Basil & Salt Magazine, in partnership with Kleinfeld Bridal, NYC, Home of the Hit TV Show “Say Yes to the Dress” is launching the first in a series of events on the West Coast in 2018. “Isn’t it Romantic?” is a biannual event which will be held in spring and fall, each at a different venue across the U.S. “We have been coordinating with chefs, … Continue reading Basil & Salt Magazine launches the first in a series of events for 2018

Cucumber Rolls with Ham and Cheese

Ahhh. Spring. My mind immediately wanders to backyard barbecues, garden parties and outdoor festivities. In reality, spring in the northwest is a combustible combination of all four seasons, often happening at the same time. Even though Mother Nature isn’t going to cooperate and bring us warm weather right away, we are throwing a garden party. This recipe is one of my favorites not only in … Continue reading Cucumber Rolls with Ham and Cheese

Windstar Cruises and The James Beard Foundation Elevate Culinary Travel Experiences with New Multi-Year Exclusive Partnership

Impressive Line-up of Chefs and Beverage Experts Beckons “Foodies” to Six New Culinary Themed Cruises in 2018 Windstar Cruises and the James Beard Foundation are serving up the best reasons to explore the world through expert-led, locally-inspired cruise cuisine, as the award-winning small ship cruise line and preeminent American culinary organization sign a multi-year agreement to continue their exclusive partnership, through early 2021. The long-term partnership is a result … Continue reading Windstar Cruises and The James Beard Foundation Elevate Culinary Travel Experiences with New Multi-Year Exclusive Partnership