Deensiebat is a Portland-based blogger working in public radio who has reported for NPR on topics like gefilte fish and cargo bikes (check out her website for more great stories, food-related and otherwise, that she's covered for NPR and Portland Monthly magazine). We always learn something new from deensiebat's recipes -- like what to do when there's a sale on whole salmon, how to use fresh spinach in spanakopita without the hassles of pre-cooking and squeezing, and how to enjoy rhubarb all year long. You also may recognize deensiebat as the winner of our New Year's Resolution contest with her legendary One Pot Kale and Quinoa Pilaf and as the runner-up in our holiday cookie contest with a lovely apricot ruggelach recipe adapted from her grandma. Check out deensiebat's profile page and fan her here.
Read her profile Q&A below:
- What do you cook when home alone?
It's a bit embarassing what passes for dinner when I'm home alone. Popcorn, salad and cocktails? Bread, cheese and wine? Potstickers and raw carrots? All valid.
- Your most treasured kitchen possession:
My sister, mother and grandmother all pooled together to buy me a Kitchenaid mixer one year. I think I love it for its matriarchal connections as much as for its egg beating.
- The ideal number of guests for a dinner party is:
As many as can fit.