Archive for June, 2008

Of Libraries and Cookbooks

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

Portland’s library system has shocked me into having to develop a note taking system. I’m not in the habit of a library having such a great resource of cookbooks available. As such, I’ve had great books leave my hands that I regrettably didn’t take adequate notes from. I’m finding such a range- some books need [...]

Brainstorming: camping meals for crowds

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

100 sweaty hungry bikers out in the woods. This is our captive summer audience. What would you feed them? Two years ago we made a Mediterranean camping dinner for 100. This time, I want to make it a bit simpler (less sides). Hmmmm

Homemade fizzy water: viva la carbonation!

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

This weekend our household took one further step towards reducing our use of our local grocery store with the purchase of a soda siphon. We’ve been frequent purchasers of unsweetened carbonated water in citrus flavors, choosing that as our soda replacement. About a year ago I decided to not buy plastic bottles of water, picking [...]

Homemade popsicles: bbq chocolate flavor

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

Oregon’s weather taunts us with quick bursts of hot steamy weather, which lasts all of about two days before returning to the normal conditions of gray and drizzly. I try to make the most of these sunny bursts by declaring popsicles for dinner. A proper popsicle menu consists of an appetizer, main, and dessert course- [...]

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