Archive for March, 2007

Vacation Notice- Oahu

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

Aloha fair foodies, Brownie Points Blog is taking out some Hawaii time on the island of Oahu. We’re in for the wedding of our Japan friends, with Oahu serving as the perfect middle meeting ground for Oregon and Japan- lucky us! Several culinary gems have already revealed themselves to us: Portuguese doughnuts, amazing fish, and [...]

Fruit Smoothie Floats

Friday, March 23rd, 2007

I’ve been using fruit smoothies to get in my daily fruit. The standard drink when I come home from work is usually frozen strawberries with soymilk and vanilla, though I’ve found a fun way to shake things up a bit: adding carbonated water. That extra glug of sparkling water adds a little zing to the [...]

Peace and Understanding through Food: Persian New Year

Friday, March 16th, 2007

This weekend the Bistro at Oakway Wine & Deli is hosting a Norooz Persian New Year Dinner. Restaurant owner Sariborz “Borzi” Marashi is offering his restaurant as a cultural center for Iranians in Eugene to celebrate together. Sharing his tables with Eugeneans of all ethnicities is likely to unite dinners through their taste buds with [...]

the Best Chocolate Orange Candy

Saturday, March 10th, 2007

This candy piece is simply the best chocolate covered orange candy I’ve ever had. The label includes the words naranja and caro. Unfortunately I can’t find them online, you’ll have to take my word for it. Our local grocery store sells them next to the expensive cheeses for 39 cents a piece (Eugeneans: buy them [...]

Cuting Pies: Harder than Slicing Cake

Saturday, March 10th, 2007

An article on the Science News blog reports that cutting a pie into fair / equal distributions is more difficult than performing the same task on a cake. Unfortunately the detail that is almost glossed over in this article is that these mathematicians equate cake with rectangle. What they are really saying is that we [...]

Pi Day

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

How do you like your pie? Sweet, creamy, with crunchy bits? Savory, spicy and salty? Individual sized? Square? I can never choose a favorite as the sweet and savory world both pull strongly! Get ready to indulge as pi day is coming right up: March 14th! Since pi is an irrational number, I dare you [...]

Smoked Paprika Corn Dumplings

Wednesday, March 7th, 2007

My recent adventures in dumplings have shown how accommodating dumpling batter can be to all sorts of changes. Not only can one add pureed vegetables to the batter, ground up stale ancient corn tortilla chips also find themselves to be quite at home in these pillowy balls. The chips I used in these must have [...]

Garlic Greens: Sprouted Garlic Pays Off

Tuesday, March 6th, 2007

I’ve managed to let the random head of garlic get away from me in the kitchen. This last occasion of flickering green tongues prompted me to shove each clove into a flower pot at my front door. Now I have new garlic greens pushing through back into my kitchen. They are like thick tougher green [...]

Vegetable Dumplings: a Perfect Soup Partner

Saturday, March 3rd, 2007

Is it spring yet? Or is it still winter? Our weather here in the Willamette Valley is keeping Eugene on its toes. My garden’s mini daffodils are finally in bloom, and I see more varieties pushing through the earth. This would mean its spring, right? And yet- we just had snow flurries on Wednesday! These [...]


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