Mikaela Cowles


About Mikaela Cowles

I’m a food-gobbling, book-reading, aspiring photog. Born and raised in Seattle, I love dancing in the rain, bouquets of fresh basil and green grass between my toes. I like how kneading butter into flour makes my fingers soft. I’m passionate about all things sweet potato. I prefer my coffee black, my scotch on the rocks and my steak bloody. I hunt, when I have time; play basketball; and hike. I’ve been known to laugh so hard I hyperventilate. And, I’m the owner of Making Language Count, a boutique freelance writing business.

Danner – Boots Built to Last a Lifetime

I bought my first pair of Danners four years ago – a purchase I begrudgingly made at Garrett’s insistence. (Danner’s aren’t cheap!) Don’t tell him, but he was right. They’re as sturdy and supportive as the day I brought them home. This just reinforces the lesson I’ve learned over the […]

Danners playing with Zeus

Mexican Cauliflower Waffles

Mexican Cauliflower Waffles

Eggs, cheese, and almond flour load these low-carb cauliflower waffles with protein. Topped with chorizo, avocado and fried eggs, this is the kind of savory waffle that can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Want to just get down to the business of cauliflower packed with cheesy goodness? Jump […]


Setsunai – Udon Worth the Trip to Lopez Island

Noodle-packed bowls of hearty broth. Kimchi, with a bit of spice and a lot of tang. Jammy, soft-boiled egg yolk. Bright green onions. Tender sliced pork. Earthy wilted spinach. This isn’t the kind of warm, hearty goodness one would expect to find in the San Juans, where seafood rules and […]

Setsunai Udon Worth the Trip to Lopez Island

Mikaela Cowles

A Celebration of Firsts (and Seconds)

A few years back, I climbed into a seaplane for the first time. The 10-passenger de Havilland Otter met our group at a private dock on Lake Washington. It was a crisp and sunny afternoon – one of those brilliant early-summer days in Seattle when the clouds look like floating […]