February in Oregon. I want berries. I want fresh local fruit. But it is still ‘citrus in the stores’ season. I wanted a project that would be flavorful, comforting, sweet and tart, localish and uniqueish. I am pretty happy with my creation. Jammy Rye Muffins 5 oz. all purpose flour 4 oz. fine rye flour … Continue reading Jammy Rye Muffins
Guess what today is… yep – it’s National Peanut Butter Day!! Yum yum. Some of my favorite ways to get peanut butter in my mouth are on pancakes and waffles, on a spoon, on an apple slice, or good old fashion ‘ants on a log’. But today the delight is in the form of Snickers … Continue reading National Peanut Butter Day
Currently I am job hunting. A month ago I was working in a fantastic spanish wine bar. I loved it because it was small and intimate. The food was from a region I wasn’t familiar with until I began the job and I loved everything about the flavors and food culture of the region we … Continue reading When life hands you (meyer) lemons…
Growing up New Years was cold and dark in Alaska. I don’t have any special memories of fireworks but my favorite memories are watching the ball drop with Dick Clark at midnight. My parents would have a simple spread of salami, cheese, and ritz. I prefer things simple still. Quiet night at home with … Continue reading 2017…. Crab and Strawberries
Today marks my anniversary of arriving in Portland to begin my adult life. After college I moved back home to Anchorage, Alaska. I had a degree in Restaurant Management and was still unsure about what that meant to me. I knew I didn’t want to be a part of a large national chain, I didn’t … Continue reading 6 years….
Simple breakfast. Boyfriend was showering. I wanted to make something yummy. I had purchased some Challah from the grocery store just in case I needed to whip up a dessert of bread pudding – but that never happened. I decided to turn my Challah into french toast. This makes about 3 thick slices. 2 eggs … Continue reading Cardamom French Toast
I was strolling through the farmers market one day and noticed loads of heirloom tomatoes. They make me giggle because as we read so many stories about body shaming and people caring about what other people got going on… Well the heirloom tomato comes to the party just they way they woke up in the … Continue reading Late Summer Heirlooms