I have written about food, restaurants, artisans and farmers for various publications, including Edible SeattleGrow Northwest and Cascadia Weekly, as well as my currently neglected food blog Food on the Brain. I currently write restaurant reviews for the new Cascadia Daily News out of Bellingham, plus occasional pieces for Bellingham Alive magazine and gardening articles for the Skagit Valley Herald newspaper as part of the Skagit County Master Gardener outreach program.

Past articles:

Cascadia Daily News, September 10, 2022, article and photos, Big Stick BBQ: from brisket to beans, you won’t leave hungry

Bellingham Alive, September 2022, article and photos, Museum of Northwest Art

Cascadia Daily News, August 12, 2022, article and photos, Ambo Ethiopian Cuisine: where home-style feasts are made for sharing

Bellingham Alive, August 2022, article and photos, Showcasing the Creative Energy of Skagit County

Cascadia Daily News, July 22, 2022, article and photos, The Porterhouse Pub: welcome back to a Mount Vernon mainstay

Cascadia Daily News, July 2, 2022, article and photos, The Fork at Skagit Bay: a welcome addition to La Conner

Cascadia Daily News, June 18, 2022, article and photos, Secret Cove: sunsets and seafood off the beaten path in Anacortes

Cascadia Daily News, June 2, 2022, article and photos, Storia Cucina: pasta, pizza and charm in downtown Bellingham

Bellingham Alive, June 2022, Working with Willow: basketry by Katherine Lewis

Cascadia Daily News, May 20, 2022, article and photos, Whidbey Island Bagel Company: filling a neighborhood niche in Mount Vernon

Cascadia Daily News, April 23, 2022, article and photos, Cob & Cork: from the land to the sea

Cascadia Daily News, March 31, 2022, article and photos, Skagit Eats: graze your way through the Tulip Festival

Cascadia Daily News, March 16, 2022, article and photos, Temperate Habits Brewing: the Cheers of Mount Vernon

Cascadia Daily News, March 9, 2022, article and photos, Cafe Rumba: authentic Peruvian cuisine in downtown Bellingham

Cascadia Daily News, February 12, 2022, article and photo, A’Town Bistro: classic dishes made with care

Cascadia Daily News, January 31, 2022, article and photo, Taste of India: a labor of love on Riverwalk Plaza

Cascadia Daily News, January 24, 2022, article and photo, The Fairhaven: comfort food in Burlington

Skagit Valley Herald, December 2021, Bringing plants indoors for the winter

Cascadia Weekly, September 15, 2021, District Brewing

Cascadia Weekly, August 4, 2021, Skagit Farmstands

Skagit Valley Herald, July 2021, Vines

Skagit Valley Herald, March 2021, Spring Bulbs

Skagit Valley Herald, July 2020, Perennial Herbs

Skagit Valley Herald, May 2020, Irises

Cascadia Weekly, March 18, 2020, Pandemic Cooking

Cascadia Weekly, March 4, 2020, Article and photos, “Seeds Bistro: a commitment to community.”

Cascadia Weekly, January 8, 2020. Article and photos, “Worth the Wait: Taste of Thai by Wipa.”

Cascadia Weekly, December 4, 2019, article and photos, “Terramar Brewing: making a splash in Edison.”

Cascadia Weekly, November 6, 2019, “Pyung Chang: killer Korean in Mount Vernon.”

Cascadia Weekly, April 24, 2019, Skagit Tulip Festival food stops

Skagit Valley Herald, April 3, 2019, Epimediums

Cascadia Weekly, March 6, 2019, article and photos, “Saltine: worth the wait”

Cascadia Weekly, January 23, 2019, Nell Thorn family dinner

Skagit Valley Herald, January 4, 2019, Trees and drought

Cascadia Weekly, August 22, 2018, Sujin’s Kimchi

Cascadia Weekly, June 6, 2018, Valley Shine Distillery

Cascadia Weekly, August 23, 2017, Third Street Cafe

Cascadia Weekly, April 12, 2017, BowEdison

Cascadia Weekly, August 31, 2016, Empire Alehouse

Cascadia Weekly, April 13, 2016, Farmstrong Brewing

Edible Seattle, July/August 2015, Article and photos, Growing Veterans

Cascadia Weekly, June 3, 2015, Majestic Inn

Grow Northwest, May 2015. Article and photos, “Random Acts of Food offers a rotating menu of comfort food

Grow Northwest, May 2015. Article and photos, “Gothberg Farms: goat cheese at its finest”

Cascadia Weekly, April 15, 2015, Feature photos, Best of Skagit issue Part 2.

Cascadia Weekly, April 15th, 2015, Article and photos, “Burger Express: get your caboose to Sedro-Woolley

Cascadia Weekly, April 8, 2015, Cover and feature photos, Best of Skagit issue Part 1.

Cascadia Weekly, March 11, 2015, Article and photos, “The Train Wreck: elevated pub grub in Burlington

Edible Seattle, March/April 2015, Article and photo, Mastering the Kitchen

Grow Northwest, March 2015. Article and photos, “Vermiculture: Skagit County worm wrangler talks worm work

Cascadia Weekly, February 18, 2015, Article and photos, “Oyster & Thistle: something special in La Conner

Edible Seattle, Jan/Feb 2015, Article and photos, Bites and Beers in Bellingham

Grow Northwest, January 2015. Article and photos, “Therapy Animals: a look at how some local groups are helping people of all ages

Grow Northwest, January 2015. Article and photo, “Ralph’s Greenhouse

Grow Northwest, January 2015. Article and photos, “Winter Comfort: local spots to eat, drink and be cozy”

Grow Northwest, December 2014. Article and photos, “Quiet Light Candles: hand-poured with care and prayer

Grow Northwest, December 2014. Article, “Zachary Dean’s Italian: made with love

Cascadia Weekly, November 26, 2014, Article and photos, “Anelia’s Kitchen: warming from the inside out

Cascadia Weekly, November 5th, 2014, Article, “Bow Little Market: of community, commerce and connections

Edible Seattle, Sept/Oct 2014, photos, On the Cider Route

Grow Northwest, October 2014. Article and photos, “Handspun Yarns: home sweet home

Grow Northwest, September 2014. Article and photos, “Conway Feed: keeping it in the family

Grow Northwest, September 2014. Article and photos, “Northwest Garden Bling: detailed designs

Cascadia Weekly, August 20, 2014, Article and photo, “The Woolley Market: building community around food

Grow Northwest, August 2014. Article and photo, “The Shop: Conway’s crafty stop

Cascadia Weekly, July 23, 2014, Article and photo, “Aslan Brewing: making a splash in Bellingham’s beer scene

Cascadia Weekly, July 9, 2014, Article and photo, “Perfect Pairings: of berries, ice cream and summer

Edible Seattle, July/Aug 2014, Article and photos, Viva Farms

Grow Northwest, July 2014. Article and photos, “Local flower farms growing in wholesale co-op market

Grow Northwest, July 2014, Article and photo, “WWFRF display garden: learning grounds for local residents”

Grow Northwest, June 2014. Article and photo, “Old Silvana Creamery keeps it the old-fashioned way

Grow Northwest, June 2014. Article and photos, Heritage Barns

Grow Northwest, June 2014. Article and photos, Puget Sound Food Hub connecting local farmers and businesses

Cascadia Weekly, May 28, 2014, Article and photo, “Dad’s Diner: breakfast and burgers in Anacortes

Edible Seattle, May/June 2014, Article and photos, The Grain Gathering

Grow Northwest, April and May 2014. Contributor, Distillery Tour: meet the local makers of hard spirits in our northwest corner, parts I and II

Cascadia Weekly, April 16, 2014, Feature illustrations, Best of Skagit issue Part 2.

Cascadia Weekly, April 16, 2014, Article and photo, “Skagit Surprises: shopping and snacking on the tulip route

Cascadia Weekly, April 7, 2014, Cover photo and feature illustrations, Best of Skagit issue.

Cascadia Weekly, April 7, 2014, Article and photo, “Seeds Bistro & Bar: fresh and simple in La Conner

Cascadia Weekly, March 5, 2014. Article and photo, “Rhododendron Cafe: a new take on a familiar favorite

Grow Northwest, March 2014. Article, Ruffles and Rust: Chicks on a Hot Tin Roof combine styles

Cascadia Weekly, Feb. 5, 2014. Article and photo, “Kyoto Kitchen: an excellent date night destination

Grow Northwest, February 2014. Article and photo, Train Wreck Bar and Grill: pub grub, from scratch

Grow Northwest, January 2014. Article and photo, Rhododendron Cafe

Grow Northwest, January 2014. Article and photo, Northwest Brewers Supply: good move for father-son team

Grow Northwest, January 2014. Cover photo “frosty silos”

Edible Seattle, Jan/Feb 2014, Photo, A Revolution Brewing

Cascadia Weekly, Dec. 23, 2013. Article and photo, “Good Luck Noodles: a New Year’s charm for long life

Cascadia Weekly, Dec. 18, 2013. Article and photos, “Big Rock Cafe: another roadside attraction

Grow Northwest, December 2013. Article and photos, Crafters Donate to Toys for Tots

Grow Northwest, December 2013. Article and photo, Let Them Eat Pie

Cascadia Weekly, Nov. 13, 2013. Article and photos, “The Local: where beer is a major food group

Oct. 30, 2013. Article and photos, “The Corner Pub: burgers and bargains in Bow

Cascadia Weekly, Sept. 25, 2013. Article, recipe and photos, “Brunch alert: autumn is for apples

Cascadia Weekly, August 21, 2013. Article and photos, “Kneading Conference West: restoring grains to your community

Grow Northwest, August 2013. Article and photo, Dr. Susan Kerr

Grow Northwest, August 2013. Article and photos, Homemade Ice Pops

Cascadia Weekly, July 10, 2013. Article and photos, “Doe Bay Cafe: keeping it local on Orcas Island

Grow Northwest, July 2013. Article and photos, “Permaculture education focus at Shambala Farm

Grow Northwest, July 2013. Article, recipes and photos, “On the Grill: Easy spice rubs

Grow Northwest, June 2013. Article, “Concrete garden provides plots for all ages”

Cascadia Weekly, June 12, 2013. Article and photos, “Pami’s Restaurant: A pleasant oasis, with spice

Cascadia Weekly, May 8, 2013. Article and photos, “Porterhouse Pub: something for everyone

Grow Northwest, May 2013. Article, recipes and photos, “Turnip Time

Cascadia Weekly, April 3, 2013. Article and photos, “Edible Skagit: Please don’t eat the tulips

Cascadia Weekly, April 3, 2013. Cover photo and feature illustrations, Best of Skagit issue.

Grow Northwest, April 2013. Article and photos, “What a Catch: Skagit’s Own Fish Market

Cascadia Weekly, March 13, 2013. Article and photo, “The Real McCoy: mixing it up on Prospect Street

Grow Northwest, March 2013. Article, recipes and photos, “Dishes for Saint Patrick’s Day

Grow Northwest, March 2013. Article and photo, “The Proof is in the Trials: Osborne Seed Company”

Cascadia Weekly, March 6, 2013. Article and photos, “Tweets: big servings and big flavors in Edison”

Grow Northwest, Feb. 2013. Article and photo, “The Lady of Lunch: La Conner’s Georgia Johnson

Cascadia Weekly, Jan. 9, 2013. Article and photos, “Pizza, Pasta and More at Mount Vernon Mainstay

Grow Northwest, Jan. 2013. Article, recipes and photos, “Winter Dinner Salads

Cascadia Weekly, Dec. 26, 2012. Article and photos, “Nell Thorn: the best restaurant in Skagit County

Grow Northwest, Dec. 2012. Article, recipes and photos, “Festive Drinks: toast the season

Grow Northwest, Dec. 2012. Article, recipes and photos, “Dungeness Crab: fresh take on cakes, risotto

Cascadia Weekly, Nov. 7, 2012. Article and photo, “Horse Sense: riding with Rolling Stone Equestrian

Grow Northwest, Nov. 2012. Article and photos, “Eagle Haven Winery: good to the last drop

Grow Northwest, Nov. 2012. Article and photos, “Gretchens Kitchen: learning from the local chefs

Grow Northwest, Nov. 2012. Article, recipes and photos, “For the love of leftovers: sweet potato rolls, turkey pot pie”

Cascadia Weekly, Oct. 31, 2012. Article and photo, “A’Town Bistro: a reason to visit Anacortes

Grow Northwest, Oct. 2012. Article and photos, “Local researchers focus on growth of cider industry

Grow Northwest, Oct. 2012. Article, recipes and photos, “Bring the Beans: fall into the start of soup season

Grow Northwest, Oct. 2012. Article and photos, “Review: Baking, building and more at Kneading West Conference

Grow Northwest, Sept. 2012. Article, recipes and photos, “Crepes: fill, roll, eat

Cascadia Weekly, Aug. 8, 2012. Article and photos, “North Sound Brewing Co: turning on the taps”

Grow Northwest, Aug. 2012. Article “Kneading Conference West: reviving regional grains”

Grow Northwest, Aug. 2012. Article and photos, “Colony Creek

Grow Northwest, July 2012. Article, recipes and photos, “Garlic scapes: get this garlicky goodness

Grow Northwest, June 2012. Article and photos, “Hedlin’s: all in the family

Grow Northwest, June 2012, Article and photo, “Seafood cookbooks for the NW kitchen

Grow Northwest, June 2012. Article, recipes and photos, “Herbs: seasonal cooking for the kitchen

Cascadia Weekly, May 20, 2012. Article and photos, “Thai One On: Rachawadee Cafe fills a niche

Grow Northwest, May 2012. Article and photos, “A’Town Bistro a Place to Be

Grow Northwest, April 2012. Cover photo “Pink Tulips”

Grow Northwest, April 2012. Article and photos, “Viva Farms

Grow Northwest, April 2012. Article and photos, “Local grad joins plant breeding team

Grow Northwest, March 2012. Article and photos, “Something of a Legend: an interview with Tom Wagner

Grow Northwest, March 2012. Article, “Apples to Wheat”

Cascadia Weekly, Feb. 22, 2012. Article and photos, “Brown Lantern: brunch, burgers and booze

Grow Northwest, Jan/Feb 2012. Article and photos, “Forte Chocolates: a luxurious experience”

Cascadia Weekly, Jan. 11, 2012. Article and photos, “Calle: of tacos and tequila

Grow Northwest, Nov/Dec 2011. Cover photo “Farm Christmas”

Grow Northwest, Nov/Dec 2011. Article and photos, “Golden Glen Creamery: Fine cheeses, family style

Grow Northwest, Nov/Dec 2011. Article and photos, “Breadfarm: Good to the last crumb

Cascadia Weekly, Nov. 9, 2011. Article and photos, “Skagit’s Own: fresh fish plus a whole lot more

Grow Northwest, Sept/Oct 2011. Article and photos, “Katherine Lewis: Beautiful Baskets

Cascadia Weekly, Sept. 21, 2011. Article and photos, “What’s Cooking: the goodness at Gretchens

Grow Northwest, July-Aug 2011. Article and photos, “Taylor Shellfish: Barbecue on the Beach

Grow Northwest, May/June 2011. Article and photos, “Slough Food: Dedicated to Delicious”

Grow Northwest, May/June 2011. Photo, “With the Grain

Grow Northwest, March/April 2011. Article and photos, “Nell Thorn’s Menu Full of Local Farm Products

Grow Northwest, Nov/Dec 2010. Cover photo “Apple Pie”

Cascadia Weekly, June 3, 2009. Article and photos, “Paella: the ultimate party food”

Cascadia Weekly, Oct. 29, 2008. Article and photos, “Salted Caramel”

Cascadia Weekly, Sept. 17, 2008. Article and photos, “Use it or Lose it”