Archive for January, 2008

Frozen Fruit Call: Make Muffins

Saturday, January 26th, 2008

This summer I turned my freezer into a fruit reliquary. I have tubs of golden raspberries, a mob of marionberries, bags of blueberries, and morsels of strawberries. Living in the northwest is a blessing in that it seems to have a berry named for every country. My problem? I sometimes get stuck in viewing these [...]

Portland Calendar: Michael Pollan Appearance

Friday, January 25th, 2008

What: Speaking event at which author Michael Pollan promotes his latest book In Defense of Food. When: Tuesday February 12th, 7pm Where: Bagdad Theater, 1520 SE 37th Ave, Portland, OR 97214 Cost: $21.95 includes a copy of In Defense of Food, to be distributed at the theater. Buyer Beware: the online vendor, Ticketmaster, is being [...]

Homemade Bacon Vodka

Sunday, January 20th, 2008

I admit, I can’t remember the singular event that conspired to the creation of this bacon vodka. It came to life this Christmas and found home in a tasting kit of vodkas I made for friends and family. If you have time, bacon and vodka, you too can have this tasty elixir in your hands. [...]

Choosing the cleanest non-organic produce

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

Have you ever played the money game of only choosing some organic produce because you just couldn’t hand over the money needed to buy all organic foods? I admit- grocery store organic red bell peppers cause me to pause (when oh when will my farmers market be back?). Edible Portland has pointed to a printable [...]

On coffee and tips on reusing your coffee cup

Saturday, January 12th, 2008

Part II of On Coffee and Uselessness Thanks for providing all the different coffee shop response scenarios, they really did help and will continue to help. It turns out the shop experience of tossing a paper cup to make my drink in my cup was a fluke- a result of a holiday temporary employee who [...]

New Years Resolutions

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

I mentioned to my coworker that I was resolving to eat something green everyday, and she declared that I was silly. Oh well, to each our own! Additional goals for this year: – learn to preserve the summer bounty of local produce so I can better use it in the winter. – try to waste [...]


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