Archive for April, 2008

Portland pottery weekend

Friday, April 25th, 2008

Do you know the potters in your kitchen? This is the weekend to meet the people who should be making what you eat off of. Under one roof you will find more pottery than you can shake a stick at, all made by Oregon ceramicists. Do you shop at Portland farmers’ markets? Are you interested [...]

Help make May 3rd free cookie day

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

Everyday I read about more riots over food shortages. I chew my nails watching depressing Washington Post exposés on our wasteful farm subsidies programs. I remind myself that I buy from farmers markets not out of elitism, but out of hopeful pragmatism. I remind myself that a simple cookie can be just that- a simple [...]

My $6 kitchen makeover

Monday, April 21st, 2008

Are you like me and in a rental? Are you stuck with details in your home that you can’t easily change? I admit, I’ve been trying to not obsess over the tiles in my kitchen over the last year. They’re a random mix of green and white. I don’t do random, and I don’t like [...]

Fresh Pecan Milk

Sunday, April 20th, 2008

Pecans deserve a fair shake in our kitchens. Often overshadowed by the similar looking walnut, and disguised in overly sweet Thanksgiving pies, pecans rarely have the opportunity to stand on their own flavor. Taking a moment to sample a raw pecan may surprise you with the nuances discovered within. Lightly smoky in flavor with a [...]

I can buy happiness in cookies

Sunday, April 20th, 2008

I’m enthralled with this website, For You. I just paid him $30 to go give away $30 worth of cookies to people on the street. “If you give me $30 I will buy $30 worth of cookies and give them away to people I find in the street. I will send you an email with [...]

the sweetest thing

Friday, April 11th, 2008

“It’s difficult to find flowers downtown at this hour, so I brought you donuts.” now you know why I call him Sweets Donut 03 by wetwater

Kitchen tip: toaster plate warmer

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

My silly, easy way to warm up single plates supper quick? Turn the plate upside down on top of my toaster and set it to toast. The radiant heat from the toaster coils rise up and warms the plate just perfectly for one plate. I just started doing this to warm up our plates. If [...]

When this girl gets smoking

Sunday, April 6th, 2008

When this girl gets smoking, all food items become suspect. This is the maxim I’ve been developing with my new smoker. The smoker has several shelves of space within, so it only makes sense to fill it up when ever I smoke something. Perusing the food blogs Ideas in Food and 101 Cookbooks have helped [...]


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