Monthly Archives: November 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

To keep things simple this year, we combined homemade and store-bought dishes. We roasted a whole turkey, made some mashed potatoes, and candied yams. Everything else was purchased from Whole Foods Market. Golden Roasted Turkey. Recipe adapted from Whole Foods Market Wine: 2008 Dashwood Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Maple-Glazed Yams with Pecan Topping. Recipe adapted from Simply Recipes Mulder enjoyed […]

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I ♥ Baking Soda

This is a shameless plug for, a blog about green living. While waiting for our turkey to be done, I am re-printing this very popular article I wrote that might appeal to javafoto readers. Happy Thanksgiving! I “discovered” baking soda when I spilled something in the oven and made a huge burnt food mess. […]

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Wonton Noodle Soup

After a nice long summer, we are now mostly enjoying the indoors here in the Pacific Northwest. Between home projects and work in the corporate world, cooking (and eating!) provides a nice diversion. This is my attempt to re-unite Marcel with his love of Asian food which faded when we ate rice and noodles everyday […]

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Carrot Cupcakes

As you know, we recently harvested the last batch of carrots from our garden. I have more carrots than I know what to do with, so I thought about making a cake. This recipe from smitten kitchen seems easier than making a big cake so I tried it. I made a few changes and they came […]

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City Liquidators

In our search for new furniture, we came across City Liquidators in Portland. The place is HUGE. You could get lost there for hours. They have everything from toys to housewares, furniture, and even neon signs. The quality of stuff they sell varies and the prices are lower than most retails stores but you still have […]

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Speedlight and 50mm Lens

smitten kitchen is one of my favorite food blogs not only because of the tasty recipes and creative writing but also the fabulous pictures. I’ve always wondered how I can take pictures as good as Deb’s. I’ve taken classes but it seems too much work for me to lug a DLSR around with all the accessories. One […]

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