Archive for the 'Tip of My Tongue' Category

Don’t look Mom! a great Mother’s Day present

Monday, May 5th, 2008

Portland chocolatier Alma Chocolates has a great Mother’s Day present available for a limited time: frilly decorated chocolate hearts stamped with “mom” and covered in edible gold leaf. It’s decadence, chocolate, beauty and supreme shininess all rolled into one! Alma Chocolates Location: 140 NE 28th Ave. Portland, Oregon 97232 Contact: 503-517-0262 Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, [...]

Silly bacon question

Sunday, May 4th, 2008

Before the days of paper bags and paper towels… what did cooks do to drain / blot their bacon after frying it? Do you always use a paper product when you do this in your kitchen?

Notes from Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

+ the Salsa Rosa for One recipe actually feeds 10 quite nicely + one will not “seriously be fucked” if fusilli or penne pasta is used + an edited version of the book’s recipe for Salsa Rosa for One. + from Jonathan Ames essay, Eggs Over Uneasy: “I have two personalities. Two idiots. The one [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]


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