Archive for September, 2007

Kitchen Tip: Managing Molasses

Saturday, September 29th, 2007

I don’t use molasses in my kitchen very often. In fact the bottle I have is likely several years old. However, to make those moments I reach for it just a little bit easier, I’ve transfered my molasses bottle into a water bottle with a snap closable lid. Being able to squeeze it, and having [...]

Jazz It Up: Fruity Pomegranate Guacamole with Shrimp

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

Do you feel your summer slipping through your fingers? This power punch of flavors will help you hold on to those last rays of sunshine. Wanting the flavors of ceviche with out actually making ceviche is what inspired this jazzed up guacamole. Creamy avocado and mango, with a slight touch of shrimp, and the occasional [...]

Chocolate Diva Alice Medrich comes to Portland

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

Tootling around Powell’s website revealed a much joyful event coming up: Alice Medrich is coming to Portland to promote her new cookbook Pure Dessert. Foster & Dobbs (2518 NE 15th Ave, Portland OR) is hosting a class event on Thursday October 11th for $50 that includes an evening with Alice Medrich, a copy of the [...]

Google made me eat it: map of Portland restaurants

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

I’m gonna blame it on being hungry when I first spied the Oregonian’s new food and drink magazine: Mix. I couldn’t help myself- I practically google mapped out the whole darn thing! I’m using this map of Portland restaurants as a pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey so to speak, for those moments when Sweets and I know we need [...]

Pix Patisserie Google Calendar

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

Pix Patisserie needs no introduction to Portlanders. It’s a wonderful dessert bar that has set up several locations around the city. Not only does Pix have a bevy of taste bud tempting items, the stores also have planned events set up on a regular schedule. The North Williams site has a regular Monday Movie Night [...]

Market Reports: My First Purchased Tomato

Saturday, September 8th, 2007

I finally did it. I bought my very first tomato. These ones called out to me with their beautiful yellow stripes. They looked as though plucked straight up from a tinged blob of paint on a palette. I sliced and salted them and ate with scrambled eggs on a toasted English muffin. They were an [...]

Weekend to do list: make soda

Wednesday, September 5th, 2007

I’ve been slightly obsessing ever since sipping down Hot Lips Pizza’s fresh blueberry soda. Simmering away on my mental backburner, I’ve been taking special note of fun flavors to make liquid and carbonated. If blueberry was so good, can you imagine huckleberry soda? Swoon. Too bad its too late seasonally for those precious gems to [...]

Voodoo Doughnut

Saturday, September 1st, 2007

“It’s mostly a line of strange looking people with tattoos and piercings, waiting for their morning coffee. I never felt so old, so square and so out of it as I felt at Voodoo Doughnuts.” – Jan Stern on the April 21st, 2007 Portland Oregon Splendid Table Podcast Sweets and I sat down at the [...]


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