Invent a Drink

I’ve invented many many many drinks over the years, many with dubious results… but this one is going down in the books: a drink I call The Toucan. How did I come up with that name? Well initially it was because the drink is colorful and tropical tasting. And then I later discovered it’s also…

(Not-So-Little) Little Debbie Cake: The Best Thing I’ve Ever Made

Every once in a while we are presented with an opportunity to make a lifetime dream come true. Chance and fate play an intricate weaving game throughout our lives and we never know if we’ll get a shot at being truly great. I recently stumbled upon a chance to go for the gold. Gold in the form…

Go Dumpster Diving

My first experience with dumpster* diving happened, as I like to imagine it does for most people: in college. I was out one spring night with friends at a bar in downtown Bellingham, WA. My hipster friend Maia and I went outside to get some fresh air. We were laughing and talking when suddenly we…

Fried Dandelions: A Simple Springtime Snack

April is Dandelion month and every year when spring rolls around I make one of my favorite spring snacks: fried dandelions. I learned this recipe when I lived in Virginia as a kid. My family was at a potluck and a Quaker woman had brought fried dandelions. At first I was skeptical but once I…