Archive for March, 2009

Crystalized orange

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

Here’s an accidental kitchen science project report: I happened to leave/submit/forget a handful or orange slices from my Christmas candied orange slices in their final sugar solution for an additional 3 months. I finally pulled the remaining slices out of their unrefrigerated sugar solution to find them completely encrusted with large blocky sugar crystals. These [...]

Map of chef recommended cheap eats in Portland

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

View Larger Map My itch for seeing information mapped out in google maps has struck again. Here’s the map version of Willamette Week’s article Hot a Chefs Cheap Eats. Five Portland Oregon chefs list their favorite places to go eat affordable food. The chefs making recommendations: MICAH CAMDEN: Chef-owner of Yakuza; owner of Beast, D.O.C. [...]

a souvenir breakfast: Le Pichet’s yogurt with honeyed walnuts

Saturday, March 7th, 2009

I tend to arrive home from trips away with souvenirs of sunburns, blister on my feet or colds mingled with new cute pictures of the sweetie and I. This recent trip to Seattle yielded a prize to savor and share: a new favorite breakfast. We found ourselves habitually lingering over breakfast at Le Pichet, enjoying [...]


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