Archive for February, 2005

Wine Roasted Chicken with Grilled Bread Salad and Crushed Potatoes

Sunday, February 27th, 2005

- You’ve Got to Know Your Chicken A recent reading of the New York Times (go to bug me not for logins). I enjoy touching in on the Dining section to see what our weekly focus as a nation is to be. However, I felt leftout on this one: “Roasting a chicken at home may [...]

Tricks for Chocolate

Sunday, February 27th, 2005

In an attempt to make chocolate last longer in our household, Sweets introduced this nice little trick that we’ve managed to teach to most of our chocolate bars. Instead of keeping your chocolate out in the open for anyone to see and want to devour, store your bar in a sealed container of coffee beans. [...]

Marché at the Museum

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2005

The days this week have been long, sore (ahem, renewed committment to head to the gym, inspired by… well all sorts of things inspire these sorts of tendencies and this one is a bit long winded to explain), yet delightfully sunny in their duration. After Groundhog’s Day, the denziens of Eugene, Oregon became resigned to [...]

Chef ipod

Friday, February 18th, 2005

More reasons to envy ipods… ipod applications for recipes: PodGourmet PodGourmet Vegan Edition PodTender drink recipes Emeril’s PodMeals Sync MacGourmet to your ipod

Keeping Up On The Oregon Restaurant Association

Thursday, February 17th, 2005

On BlueOregon, Calling All Rich Waitresses… Step Forward for Pay Cuts The Oregon Restaurant Association is committed to representing, promoting and protecting the restaurant industry. Here’s the shorthand, alot of it straight from the ORA’s listing of priority issues: The ORA doesn’t think you should have access to nutritional information concerning the food offerings in [...]

Chewy Chocolate Pistachio Cherry Cookie

Wednesday, February 16th, 2005

Our lab is having a spring cleaning party tomorrow afternoon. Too bad its not really spring yet, but it is a good excuse to make incentive cookies like these chewy chocolate cookies. The added nuts lend a nice saltiness, and these cookies cool down to reveal a chewy center studded with silky chocolate slivers of [...]

Portland Traditions

Sunday, February 13th, 2005

For New Year’s Day, Sweets and I took a train up to Portland and spent the morning at Powell’s Bookstore waking up. We were to meet our group of biker scum friends for Dim Sum in Chinatown in the late afternoon and we had quite a bit of time to spare. We decided to catch [...]

Music Meme

Saturday, February 12th, 2005

Thanks to Life Begins @ Thirty, I’ve been slapped with the music meme. However, I’m hoping to evolve it a bit… we’ll see if it gets transmitted. What is the total number of music files on your computer? The last CD you last bought? What is the song you last listened to before reading this [...]

Gnocchi with Roasted Beets and Cherry Merlot Reduction

Friday, February 11th, 2005

The first Arful Vegan recipe I tried out is Yellow Finn Potato Gnocchi with Beet-Merlot Reduction, Roasted Beets, and Walnuts, p94. I had misjudged how time intensive this recipe is! Roasting beets, baking potatoes and reducing the sauce several times as well as letting the gnocchi freeze for an hour takes alot of time! I [...]

Millennium’s Mighty Saucey

Thursday, February 10th, 2005

I have to admit, it was the title that caused my hands to leaf through The Artful Vegan. Artful-ness isn’t something that you see flaunted in a cookbook title everyday, and Millennium’s cookbook isn’t disappointing me. The end of each recipe has a special instruction section on how to plate your just created dish, in [...]


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