KITCHEN QUICKIES – Shrimp & Scallops Chow Mein

By Larry Levine – Before I was released from the hospital after my quadruple coronary bypass surgery in 2008 I was told, among other things, to stay out of Chinese recipes because of the high sodium content of the food. Chinese food had been a favorite of mine... Read More


By Larry Levine – The season for great, northwest wild caught salmon is just around the corner. I’m in Issaquah Washington as I write this and two nights ago our son John prepared a wonderful dinner of troll caught white king salmon on a bed of a spinach salad.... Read More

KITCHEN QUICKIES – Chicken Fricassee

By Larry Levine – Sometimes something magic happens to an old recipe. I’ve been making chicken fricassee at home for decades. Recently I made a mistake at the super market and bought a can of fire roasted diced tomatoes instead of just plain old Roma... Read More

KITCHEN QUICKIES – Linguini with shrimp

By Larry Levine – Whoever invented pasta, shrimp and tomatoes must have had a 9 to 5 job. Give me a nice fresh tomato, some jumbo shrimp and a pantry well stocked with pastas and other basics and I can walk in the door and have you sitting down to eat in a... Read More


By Larry Levine – When Jennifer and I both were working and our two sons were in school, dinners in a rush were a way of life. If one of the boys got home before us we would ask that they turn the meat in the marinade when they got home and take it out of the... Read More