Archive for March, 2008

Round Up of April Fool’s Day Food Jokes

Monday, March 31st, 2008

I’m still undecided about my game plan for April Fool’s Day tomorrow (eeekk: tomorrow?! Do I have time?). I may chicken out and hold off so that my new employers don’t make questioning my sanity a new lunch time occupation. April Fool’s jokes with food are a great way to make this trickster holiday inclusive, [...]

Make Your Own Junk Food: Homemade Magic Shell

Friday, March 28th, 2008

“I’m making magic shell for Allison’s birthday present!” I excitedly whispered to my coworkers all last week. Allison’s recent stories of indulging in this childhood treat as her comfort food had put this easily dismissed ice cream treat front and center in my mind. “Oh wow- I haven’t had that since I was a kid!” [...]

The Closing of Pix Hawthorne: Dessert Sale Tonight

Friday, March 28th, 2008

fresh off the press from Pix. Swing by the Hawthorne store party tonight to send the store out with a full tummy: THE LAST HURRAH…PIX HAWTHORNE CLOSING PARTY TONIGHT! Yes, that’s right. On March 29th Pix on Hawthorne will be closing its doors. Being Pix Patisserie we have to go out with a party! Tonight [...]

Portland Eaters: Be a Taste Tester

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

The OSU Food Innovation Center is looking for potential taste testers for the first week of April. “The Sensory and Consumer Group at the Food Innovation Center is recruiting for 6 consumer taste tests the week of April 1st. We will be running two different tests each day of April 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 2008. [...]

Simple Pleasures: Homemade Butter

Thursday, March 13th, 2008

I have a bi-weekly habit I’d like to pass on to you: making your own butter. It’s amazingly easy to do, and delivers a solid high of kitchen happiness. So in this day and age, why would you make your own butter? Honestly- this butter tastes unlike anything you’ll buy in a grocery store. It [...]

Chocolate Hats for Your One Eyed Badger

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

I remember… back in my first year of college, when I was learning how to be a grown up, I would have the occasional fit of angst regarding the ability to be original in the modern age. Surely everything has already been thought up? Everything creative has been bagged? Nothing new is left to be [...]

Current nibbles: freeze dried pomegranate

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

To shake up my daily fruit intake I like getting tubs of freeze dried fruit to stash in my desk at work. I noticed this weekend that Just Tomatoes has new-to-me varieties at the grocery store: pomegranate, blackberry, and apricot. I splurged and bought a little tub of pomegranate. According to the packaging, one small [...]


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