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Instructor & Co-Collaborators

"Where would we be without salt?"

-James Beard


Ashley is a Seattle-based food consultant, cooking instructor, food photographer, author of Date Night In, wife, and mother of three young children. As the creator of notwithoutsalt.comAshley blogs about life as told through food. Her blog has earned accolades from (Best Food Blog 2013), the Times Online,,,,,,,,, and for her writing and original photography. Ashley's work has also been featured in several publications such asMartha Stewart Living, Glamour, Sunset, and Edible Seattle. Before she began writing, Ashley worked in several professional kitchens including Wolfgang Puck's Spago in Beverly Hills. Now, Ashley teaches in and around Seattle at various locations including The Pantry and The Book Larder.

You can now visit Ashley in her flagship shop and studio at the Not Without Salt Shop in Seattle.


Tifanie Mitsui | Heyday Farm

Proprietor & Farm House Beverage Director

I’m an Islander for life. My family moved from Seattle to Bainbridge when I was 5. 

When I was 14 a family friend offered me a summer job at their cheese company, which began my work in the food industry. Through island hopping and traveling around the world, I’ve developed a love for good food and wine. I keep coming back to food and service amid all of the other passions I’ve pursued. I’ve been a personal cook and housekeeper, personal assistant for a production company, bartender, food server, preschool teacher, nanny, to now being a mom of four and the Beverage Director at Heyday Farm.  I love what I do here on the farm, in this picturesque setting. Heyday’s sense of farm to table hits home for me. I love simple, clean, local food, and love to share it with my children. It’s amazing to get out in the garden and see the whole circle, seed to plant to compost back to soil.

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