* Gender: female
* Location: Seattle

* cooking
* knitting
* hiking
* my website
* gambling
* linux
* making lists
* reading
* spicy foods
* geology
* sleeping
* math
* watching tv
* sushi

Favorite TV Shows
* dexter
* life on mars
* weeds
* rescue me
* the office (british and american)
* big love
* six feet under
* x-files
* lost
* it’s always sunny in philadelphia
* project runway
* no reservations
* sports night
* firefly
* battlestar galactica

Favorite Movies
* swingers
* 28 days later
* shaun of the dead
* honeymoon in vegas
* black orpheus
* V: the miniseries
* 12 monkeys
* rushmore
* office space
* almost famous
* city of god
* children of men

Favorite Music
* neko case
* josh rouse
* X
* aimee mann
* the clash
* whiskeytown
* rilo kiley
* eleni mandell
* nina nastasia
* steve earle
* old 97′s
* the cure
* lone justice
* kelly hogan
* tift merritt
* cat power

Favorite Books
* snow crash
* time traveler’s wife
* prayer for owen meany
* me talk pretty one day
* to kill a mockingbird
* pattern recognition
* middlesex


  1. Hi I am here with Becca and Mario in Hercules, CA. checking out your website. I am Mario’s “Favorite Neice” In California… Hopefully we will meet someday. Take Care

    Comment by Lucia Watson — October 22, 2007 @ 11:11 pm

  2. Just found your vegetarian pho receipe. I had the regular pho at one of my friend’s before I became vegetarian. I was so overwhelmed at how good it tasted that it was embarassing. I live in South Orange County, CA, where you can find pho places but none vegetarian. Will make your receipe sometime while I am on vacation. Thank you so much!

    Carol Wong

    Comment by Carol Wong — February 3, 2008 @ 8:54 am

  3. Hello from Federal Way!

    Great site! I stumbled across it looking for a Vegetarian Pho recipe and I can’t wait to try it out. It’ll save me from having to pack up the kid, get the pho and come home two or three times a week. :)

    Will M.

    Comment by Will M. — February 6, 2008 @ 1:37 am

  4. I made your vegetarian pho the other night and it turned out excellent! thanks so much!

    Comment by brett — February 25, 2008 @ 10:56 am

  5. I don’t know who you are but your name popped into my head today out of nowhere…maybe that sounds crazy! Anyway, loved the name and font of your website. What is your business?

    Comment by Heather Summers — March 1, 2008 @ 12:42 pm

  6. Hi, I discovered your website looking for a linguini vongole recipe, and we love your recipe. I’m not very experienced with Italian cooking, but this one is so simple and good. The whole is greater than the sum of the parts.
    The website look and feel is very smooth and clean, not unlike your writing. I see that you spent some time in Thailand, I’m jealous, cooking Thai food is my latest passion. I’m going to spend some more time checking out your site/recipes, keep up the great work.

    Comment by Craig Robillard — May 23, 2008 @ 7:34 am

  7. As always, its always nice to browse your wonderful recipes, and winesday! Keep up to good cookin Ellen, we still need to meet up for sushi for old times sake.

    Comment by Mike Costello — August 20, 2008 @ 6:37 pm

  8. I love the movie it always sunny in philly. Is your favorite. It’s probably in my top 3

    Comment by office space in Miami — August 22, 2008 @ 2:09 pm

  9. this weekend it was my birthday and i made your vegetarian pho the other night, it was sooo delicious! my friends loved it!

    Comment by ellie — October 31, 2008 @ 11:43 am

  10. I make your pho recipe at least once a week and sometimes twice. I also love browsing and trying your other recipes.

    This was my first look at your profile and I just wanted to say that I love Middlesex too. Word.


    Comment by a.s.p. — November 10, 2008 @ 2:18 pm

  11. Awesome website Elliemay! Im cooking your mushroom
    barley soup this week. I’m proud of you!

    Uncle Rog

    Comment by R.A.M. — March 23, 2010 @ 11:35 am

  12. Thanks so much for the Vegetarian Pho recipe. Just made it–just ate it–it is delicious! So glad to have discovered your recipes and blog–I look forward to trying more of your veggie recipes!

    Comment by Tasha — August 17, 2010 @ 6:52 pm

  13. Thank you for the poke recipe. I have entered Foodbuzz’s Project Food Blog, advancing to the second round and cooking Hawaiian food as my post, I found your recipe to be the simplest, most authentic and tastiest sounding I ran across on my internet research forays. I will be posting Sunday. Have a gander if you fancy.

    Comment by Liz — September 25, 2010 @ 7:58 am

  14. Love your site! Very cute. I can’t wait to try out the vegetarian pho recipe :D

    Comment by Aimee — October 3, 2010 @ 7:39 pm

  15. Hi! I found your site just now, looking for a vegetarian pho recipe, and I am really enjoying looking through your whole collection! I have been in a total cooking slump lately, but now I’m excited again — THANKS!

    Comment by Ann Marie — January 24, 2011 @ 10:51 am

  16. My erstwhile wife (since died 4 years ago) was learning Russian with friends, and we wished to entertain them with appropriate cuisine. So a visit to the local library ‘unearthed’ Kulebiaka. This is a truly wonderful and exotic dish! I have made it several times, and often sing its praises. I love your comment that it is a “crowd stunner” – which is so true! Above all, thanks to you for introducing such heavenly food.

    Comment by Jim Sanders — November 20, 2014 @ 12:36 pm

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