Archive for July, 2007

Crying Over Crushed Fruit

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

Hi. I’m the girl who made your bus ride home smell of peaches. If you got closer, you’d note I also smelled of strawberries. I’m the girl who’s trying not to let her new commute eat her soul or her farmers’ market produce. If you could hear me, I’m now slurping a therapeutic smooshed strawberry [...]

Flavor Revelations for the Week

Saturday, July 28th, 2007

Sweets and I finally took in a meal at Acadia. I say finally as our earlier trip to New Orleans has heightened my creole radar. Finally, as Acadia is only a few staggering steps from our house. We feasted on shrimp, made googly eyes at a 3 inch thick pork chop, giggled over the phrase [...]

Mint Ice Cream Slushy

Tuesday, July 24th, 2007

In addition to sushi, eggs over easy, and cheese, I have to add ice cream as one of those foods that I could absolutely live on non-stop. I mean really, is ice cream really any worse than a bowl of cereal for breakfast? Ok, that was suppose to be a rhetorical question. I’m wise to [...]

Raspberry Lessons & Portland Urban Edibles

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

I love how raspberries reward patience. I love their game of hide and seek. I love their soft yield. I love how more than one color is sweet. I love how raspberries say look again. And I love how raspberries will give you more. What raspberries lurk in your neck of the woods? Willamette Week [...]

Salted Ice Cream

Monday, July 16th, 2007

Sweets and I made our way to the hopping Mississippi Street Fair Saturday with friends in the humid Portland weather. Our entry point into the festivities couldn’t have been better as we found ourselves face to face with the booth for The Meadow. Renown for their offering of over 50 varieties of finishing salts, they [...]

I’m a Whisk Luddite

Friday, July 13th, 2007

Accumulated time and post-move energy have finally motivated me to replace my long lost broken whisk. I had bought one of those new fangled ones that is flat and metal coated with silicon only to have the silicon coating wear off the whisk tines and flap loose after a year. Stopping in on the local [...]

Coconut Cream Pie with Raspberries and Chocolate

Tuesday, July 10th, 2007

Watching a food blogger in person is a real treat. There’s nothing quite like that confrontation of your imagined persona you supply from their blog, coming face to face with the real thing. I had this opportunity to meet up with Eggbeater on her current visit to Portland, a whirlwind tour of classes and berry [...]

Miracle Fruit: tricking your taste buds

Friday, July 6th, 2007

Discovered in the backlog of foodie podcasts I’ve been going through: one of the generically labeled NPR:Food segments detailing the curious African Miracle Fruit and the lost plans to introduce it in popsicles to Americans in the 1970′s. The juice of this berry binds to the sweet taste bud receptors on your tongue and primes [...]

Creatively Named Mixed Drinks

Thursday, July 5th, 2007

I’ve been bookmarking interesting sounding drinks from my Extra Tasty! Drink of the Day subscription. It’s a great way to avoid my house unpacking! While I do admit that there is more to a drink than its name (still shuddering over Red Headed Sluts, Jäger- yuck!), these ones are pretty fun, with a dash of [...]

Packing Up Cups

Monday, July 2nd, 2007

As I packed up my kitchen, I found myself rightfully reconsidering why I need 32 different coffee cups. The time is right to cull down to having artisinal ceramics in my kitchen. I often use such special considerations when choosing my food, so it only makes sense to have my kitchen ware be made with [...]

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