Archive for January, 2006

Roasted Red Bell Pepper Soup

Monday, January 30th, 2006

Eugene has been going through a cold and wet weather snap. Oh that’s right, I almost forgot… that’s called Winter. Weather has reared its head and will no longer tolerate mearly being a part of the background. Our antidote of choice- soup. Roasted vegatable soups are a nice hand in hand compliment to feelings of [...]

Beet and Orange Swirled Pasta IMBB#22

Sunday, January 29th, 2006

This exploration of color certainly rode into town on the coat tails of my amazement with Jello play and color layering. Color on color, flavor with flavor. My favorite pasta dough is actually a bastardization of pasta. It’s a generic hot water dough that I use to make homemade potstickers. It’s just flour with hot [...]

Deconstructed Gelled Chai

Friday, January 27th, 2006

I was struck by a bolt of inspiration in the department of dessert making. In fact, I still have this lightening strike up in my current inspiration window- a magnificent jello monster that uses all the colors of the rainbow in combination with a creamed layer in between each. It is stunning, and makes me [...]

Tea Forte Found!

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

I just found a Eugene supply for these smashingly cute tea bags… PassionFlower. I should have known that store owner Jewel Murphy would get her hands on these sooner or later. They have a number of the tea ‘bags’ open in their store display (on a cute tree, perched as blossoms) so that they are [...]

Nearly Lethal Smores Tart

Wednesday, January 25th, 2006

I’ve been mentally straddling the line of eating healthier for a good two months now. Sure I have a stock pile of excuses as to why I’m still on the fence. Unfortunatley I’m really enjoying shuffling through these excuses! Getting ready to go monastic in the new year = new you tradition can be like [...]

Oregon Truffle Festival $15 Lecture Series

Tuesday, January 24th, 2006

The Oregon Truffle Festival just added on a lecture series to its $15 Marketplace. Lectures will be held on Sunday January 29, in the Downtown Athletic Club’s main Ballroom, in conjunction with the Oregon Truffle MarketPlace. The lectures will be open to all MarketPlace attendees, however space is limited…

the Itis, home of the Luther

Monday, January 23rd, 2006

Sweets and I finally remembered to catch the animated Boondocks on Adult Swim! And what met our hungry eyes? Granddad’s restaurant venture, the Itis, home of the Luther! A 2 lb burger with cheese, 5 slices of bacon, and served on Krispy Kremes instead of hamburger buns. My arteries shudder realizing that I bet its [...]

Oregon Truffle Marketplace

Sunday, January 22nd, 2006

The Oregon Truffle Festival has announced the location for its truffle marketplace event on Sunday: OREGON TRUFFLE MARKETPLACE Sunday, January 29 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Downtown Athletic Club, Second Floor Ballroom 999 Willamette St., Eugene, OR Tickets are $15.00 – Tickets Available at Door A unique display and demonstration of Oregon agricultural products and [...]

Mini Apple Spice Muffins

Saturday, January 21st, 2006

I recently found myself craving cute little muffins… which is really no new desire in my book. The odd part was I really wanted apple muffins. I’ve always claimed to not be into cooked apples. I’ve only appreciated apple pie with Sweets’ offered bites. This lack of desire over cooked apples would perplex my German [...]

Fortune Cookie Necklace

Thursday, January 19th, 2006

I’ve loved making fortune cookies since I first laid eyes on instructions how to pinch these goodies into existence. In my ceramic days I would make bright shiny raku fired cookies to hand out on Valentine’s Day, tucking little fortunes inside too. This last weekend I took a class in making jewelry out of silver [...]


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