Archive for the 'Tip of My Tongue' Category

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. [...]

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 [...]

Another New Year in March?

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

pssst – how are your New Year’s resolutions going? Do you need to establish an additional New Year’s Eve in March to get things going again? I’m doing excellent in some of my resolutions, with others not touched yet. I’m doing well with my work lunch strategy, and am having improved health as a result. [...]

Take the egg survery

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

Help Portland blogger Michele Knaus in her thesis smack-down by taking her egg survey. It asks your preferences in egg purchasing and delves into your understanding of phrases on egg cartons. It impresses on me that there is nothing quite like knowing your egg-laying chickens personally!

Michael Pollan-isms

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

Real food does not need store coupons. Read more from his talk here in Portland at Edible Portland.

Strawberry Cleavage

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

How about some plunging necklines to go with all those strawberry tuxedos this time of year? A fun variation begging to be completed: lined-in corseted strawberries! Congratulations to all our Oregon Strawberries who finally have their partnerships legally recognized. This is their first Oregon Valentine’s Day under the new legal recognitions of their partnership. Cheers [...]

Portland Calendar: Michael Pollan Appearance

Friday, January 25th, 2008

What: Speaking event at which author Michael Pollan promotes his latest book In Defense of Food. When: Tuesday February 12th, 7pm Where: Bagdad Theater, 1520 SE 37th Ave, Portland, OR 97214 Cost: $21.95 includes a copy of In Defense of Food, to be distributed at the theater. Buyer Beware: the online vendor, Ticketmaster, is being [...]

Choosing the cleanest non-organic produce

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

Have you ever played the money game of only choosing some organic produce because you just couldn’t hand over the money needed to buy all organic foods? I admit- grocery store organic red bell peppers cause me to pause (when oh when will my farmers market be back?). Edible Portland has pointed to a printable [...]

On coffee and tips on reusing your coffee cup

Saturday, January 12th, 2008

Part II of On Coffee and Uselessness Thanks for providing all the different coffee shop response scenarios, they really did help and will continue to help. It turns out the shop experience of tossing a paper cup to make my drink in my cup was a fluke- a result of a holiday temporary employee who [...]


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