About RainandSnow

Work in public relations for the City of Portland’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability. Supporter of Growing Gardens. Certified Permaculturist. Avid paella chef and food gardener.


Portland, Oregon

Favorite Foods

artichoke, watermelon, lemon, kale, bitter chocolate, tomatoes, eggplant

Favorite Food Writers

Ruth Reichl, Michael Pollan, Mark Bittman, Deborah Madison, jerry traunfeld

Dream Dinner Guests

Jerry Garcia, Pedro Almodovar, Barack and Michele

I call myself a…

home kitchen gardener and sometimes chef

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Recipe Boxes


Dinner Guest

The gamification of cooking

Earning points

Most of the time with cooking and eating, the rules are clear.

Graze: Bites from the Site
First Person

The secret sharer

A father’s legacy

The Culinate Interview

Mollie Katzen

The vegetarian-cooking pioneer


Down South

Barbecue, tamales, cocktails, and more

Local Flavors

A winter romesco sauce

Good on everything

Editor’s Choice