Tressa Dale

Chewy and sweet the macaroons are done in 30 minutes flat. (Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

Sophisticated, simplified

When macarons are too complicated, make these delicious, simple macaroons

 

Korean Citron Tea is made using a sweet and versatile lemon “tea” syrup. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

A sweet offering for the fairies

Make magic with this versatile lemon “tea” syrup

 

Blueberry buckle conjures warm memories of family. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

On the strawberry patch: Blueberry buckle, made with love

Our family gathered at the banks of a very special river to celebrate the life of our departed matriarch

 

This potato salad recipe incorporates eggs, apples and Greek yogurt into the classic barbecue fare. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

Setting the summer table

Fill out your barbecue spread with this creative potato salad

This potato salad recipe incorporates eggs, apples and Greek yogurt into the classic barbecue fare. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
Thes chocolate chip cookie require no equipment, no pre-planning, and are done from start to finish in one hour. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

On the strawberry patch: Forever home chocolate chip cookies

This past week I moved into my first forever home

Thes chocolate chip cookie require no equipment, no pre-planning, and are done from start to finish in one hour. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
Gochujang dressing spices up tofu, lettuce, veggies and sprouts. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

On the strawberry patch: Healthy life starts with healthy food

Gochujang salad dressing turns veggies and tofu into an exciting meal

Gochujang dressing spices up tofu, lettuce, veggies and sprouts. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
Eggs Benedict are served with hollandaise on a bed of arugula and prosciutto. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

On the strawberry patch: Honoring motherhood, in joy and in sorrow

Many who have suffered this loss believe they must bear it in silence for the sake of propriety

Eggs Benedict are served with hollandaise on a bed of arugula and prosciutto. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
Kalbi ribs can be served with an assortment of side dishes, including white rice, kimchi, roasted garlic cloves, broccoli salad, dumplings and soup. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

On the strawberry patch: Marking 1 year with a festive feast

Kalbi marinade makes ribs that taste like a party

Kalbi ribs can be served with an assortment of side dishes, including white rice, kimchi, roasted garlic cloves, broccoli salad, dumplings and soup. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
Strawberries and red bean paste fill these delicate mochi desserts. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

On the strawberry patch: The zen of Mochi

This delicate Japanese sweet takes patience to master

Strawberries and red bean paste fill these delicate mochi desserts. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
Creamy butternut squash pasta that skips the dairy is served with salmon and greens. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

Creamy pasta that holds the cream

This butternut squash sauce will make you forget it’s low fat and plant based

Creamy butternut squash pasta that skips the dairy is served with salmon and greens. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
Buttery bear claws are filled with almond paste and topped with sugar glaze. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

On the strawberry patch: Let’s make some bear claws

My food philosophy is to never deprive myself, but if I really want it, I must make it myself

Buttery bear claws are filled with almond paste and topped with sugar glaze. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
Korean kimbap with tuna, kimchi, lettuce and carrots makes a perfect to-go meal. (Photo by Tressa Dale/ Peninsula Clarion)

On the strawberry patch: Good to go

Kimbap is a staple of every school picnic day and hiking trip for Korean families

Korean kimbap with tuna, kimchi, lettuce and carrots makes a perfect to-go meal. (Photo by Tressa Dale/ Peninsula Clarion)
Salisbury steak, a classic of American cuisine, is served with mushrooms and broccoli. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

On the strawberry patch: The forgiving art of food

Salisbury steak painted in a new light

Salisbury steak, a classic of American cuisine, is served with mushrooms and broccoli. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
Garbanzo beans and beets are topped with feta to provide a colorful dip for springtime crudité. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

Brighten up breakup

The vibrancy of beet hummus brings color to a gray season

Garbanzo beans and beets are topped with feta to provide a colorful dip for springtime crudité. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
These strawberry grain bars with zero processed sugar and a few nutrient-rich ingredients provide a healthy snack. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

On the strawberry patch: Baked goodness

Homemade grain bars with sugar-free jam offer a tasty snack for the pickiest of eaters

These strawberry grain bars with zero processed sugar and a few nutrient-rich ingredients provide a healthy snack. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
Curried lentils are served with basmati rice and garnished with cilantro. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

An introduction to Indian-style curry

This red lentil curry is mild and accessible

Curried lentils are served with basmati rice and garnished with cilantro. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
This hearty salmon chowder takes a shot at recreating the famous smoked salmon chowder served at Pike Place Chowder in Seattle. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

On the strawberry patch: Winter warmup

Hearty smoke salmon chowder caps a day outdoors

This hearty salmon chowder takes a shot at recreating the famous smoked salmon chowder served at Pike Place Chowder in Seattle. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
Rice noodles, tofu, lemon grass, cilantro, shrimp and bean sprouts top this homemade pho. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

On the strawberry patch: Pho, abbreviated

Make this satisfying broth and noodle dish at home

Rice noodles, tofu, lemon grass, cilantro, shrimp and bean sprouts top this homemade pho. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
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On the strawberry patch: Bites of romance

Valentine’s butter cookies offer flavors of love

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