Archive for January, 2006

Naughty Cakes

Tuesday, January 17th, 2006

This cookbook literally jumped out at me at the UO Bookstore. I picked it up and after laughing my head off at it, put it back in the pie section (sorry, couldn’t resist…). Naughty Cakes is a thoroughly silly cake decorating book from seasoned book author Debbie Brown. The book is filled with decorating projects [...]

Culinary Challenges for 2006

Monday, January 16th, 2006

Anne nudged me with a good idea for this coming year… What do you dare yourself to make/do in the kitchen for 2006? I started off my year conquering one goal (to make marshmallows!) , and was greated with the sweet fluffy taste of success. Not only was it a cool rediscovery of a food [...]

Postcard from the Edge

Sunday, January 15th, 2006

… of the table. From the illustrious Sea Hag Restaurant and Lounge in Depoe Bay, Oregon (541)765-2734. If I remember correctly, “Gracie plays the bottles” at various scheduled times throughout the evening!

Fake Food: Mamido’s Burger

Saturday, January 14th, 2006

Fake food totally gets me excited. Sampuru (Japanese plastic food restaurant models) and I could be best friends… must be some hold over from making fake food for my barbies as a kid. While sampuru is great, what’s even better is if the fake food is a trick that is still edible, like the candy [...]

Fizzy Fruit is Becoming a Reality

Friday, January 13th, 2006

I had so much fun playing with the idea of making carbonated fruit last spring. If you have a source of carbon dioxide, such as dry ice, this is a very do-able project and loads of fun. My recipe for carbonated chocolate banana goes into the how-to details. Researchers at my neighboring school, Oregon State [...]

Gifts for Foodies,  part V

Tuesday, January 10th, 2006

I was happy to relocate my favorite vinegar supplier in Eugene, Susanna’s Vinegars. She had a table at the side wing of the Holiday Market, a location I only discovered on the last day of the market! The vinegar table ended up being an example of buying for myself when also shopping for others. Susanna’s [...]

Oregon Truffle Festival

Monday, January 9th, 2006

I recently spied an ad in the Eugene Weekly for an Oregon Truffle Festival to be held in Eugene. The festival website lists a phenomenal set of events to take place the weekend of January 27- 29. Included are truffle foraging events, dog training demos, cooking demos, elaborate meals, cultivation seminars and more. From the [...]

Spicy Paprika Gravy and Cheesey Biscuits

Saturday, January 7th, 2006

I bought several members of my family meat baskets from Salumi as Christmas presents. Michelle and I sampled Salumi’s mole salami at the Eugene Slow Food Chocolate tasting, which I just hate to go on and on about- but that simple log of meat just blew my taste buds away. The Holiday package I ordered [...]

Crunchy Fruity

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2006

I’ve been enjoying the freeze dried fruits of Just Tomatoes, etc for a couple of months now, ever since I first picked up a tup of their crunchy dry strawberries. Only now am I discovering their website for the first time and finding all sorts of great freeze dried items that my local stores don’t [...]

Strawberry Marshmallows

Monday, January 2nd, 2006

My Christmas present givers helped remind me of a significant gift for foodies in the kitchen: a kitchen aid stand mixer! We promptly broke it out of its box and made fluffy eggnog with it. Good mixer. In a moment of divine food blog inspiration, Michelle at Accidental Scientist made a batch of Christmas marshmallows- [...]


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