Archive for November, 2004


Tuesday, November 30th, 2004

During my undergraduate years at the University of Oregon I carried myself through my work week knowing that I had a treat waiting for me on Fridays. Caspian, one of the restaurants in the treasure trove of 13th Ave, offered predictable daily specials, my favorite being the offering of Fesenjon on Fridays. I had never [...]

Blue Cheese Religious Conversion

Monday, November 29th, 2004

One of the food items left over from our Glo Party were John’s blue cheese balls rolled in black sesame seeds. I’ve always been a bit leary of blue cheese… its always come on a bit strong for my taste. However, I was not about to toss cheese out of my kitchen! Searching around on [...]

Glo Party Foods

Sunday, November 21st, 2004

Unfortunately, none of our foods glowed of their own accord. Perhaps someday science will find a way for edible glow-in-the-dark food stuff, but until that moment arrives, we just have to do the glowing ourselves. I have a difficult time staying with a recipe for awhile. They tend to be short term relationships. I recognized [...]

A Little Light for Dark Times: Glo Party!

Sunday, November 21st, 2004

My good friend, John, and I have been looking for a good excuse for months to buy glowing stuff off the web. We don’t do Burning Man- which would be the ultimate excuse for such an indulgence, but we do want to get our party:work time ratio adjusted a bit. John came through with the [...]

What’s a Cacao Nib?

Wednesday, November 17th, 2004

Cacao nibs are a cute little specialty item in the world of food particular people. Ahem, that would be us! They are roasted cocoa beans that have been removed from their husks and broken into bits. The first cooking application for them I ever saw was on Food Network’s Easy Entertaining with Michael Chiarello. It [...]

Guacamole Studded with Pomegranate

Tuesday, November 16th, 2004

Preparing your own guacamole is a personal affair of tasting and composition.

Cacao Nib Brownies with Bits

Monday, November 15th, 2004

I’ve been looking for an excuse to cook with cacao nibs. This recipe for brownies gave me a mighty fine excuse to play with these cute bean bits. Cacao nibs look and taste similar to coffee beans, however an essence of chocolate does break through the crunch of bitter and nuttiness. This brownie recipe yields [...]

Chao Pra Ya Thai Cuisine

Friday, November 12th, 2004

Eggplant that surrendered in our mouths like a cherished lover…

East 19th St Cafe

Friday, November 12th, 2004

unfortunate failed fryer incident that is being perpetuated in the name of “a signature style”

Blog Envy

Friday, November 12th, 2004

I’m so excited! To relieve my floor, I now have a proper place to spill my culinary adventures. I’ve been thoroughly enjoying various food blogs I’ve been running across while researching various recipes. And quite frankly I’ve been going through a serious case of blog envy. I can’t wait to get a couple snap shots [...]

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