Category Archives: Beer

Ocean City Restaurant

We celebrated our friend Chad’s move from Denver to Portland by having dinner at Ocean City Restaurant. The Menu included: Salt and Pepper Squid Crab Wontons Peking Duck (First and Second Course) General Tso’s Chicken Braised Snow Pea Tips Rock Fish and Tofu Clay Pot Soy Pudding Dessert That was a lot of food for […]

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If you like eating out in Portland then you know restaurants get really busy on weekends, at least the good ones. Sometime ago, Marcel was off work on a Monday night and we decided to go to Lorenzo’s for dinner. We were pleasantly surprised by how quiet and relaxing the ambiance was! Since then, we […]

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Portlandia is coming soon on IFC. Premieres January 21, 2011 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT I am looking forward to it!

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Quite possibly my longest birthday celebration ever

You might have noticed that I have been scarce around here. It’s because I was celebrating my birthday! It was just going to be the usual dinner out but it turned out to be more. Saturday I have been dreaming of trying out one of the many brunch places featured in the Portland Monthly magazine […]

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Delta Café

Tonight we went to a going away dinner for Marcel’s friend Steve. He is moving to Houston for a job transfer. It was held at the Delta Café in SE Woodstock. It was a nice neighborhood joint full of mostly locals. The kind you can walk to on a weeknight when you just want to […]

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Hopworks Urban Brewery

It was a typical summer day in Portland and we felt like going out. We always have a hard time agreeing on a place to go but finally selected the HUB. The building was very cool. HUB Sampler Calzone, Nacho Fries, and Walnut Blue Cheese Pear Salad They had a Radler! I “discovered” this drink […]

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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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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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The weather here has been very nice lately that sometimes I forget that it is now fall season. Today, between our CSA share and harvest from our garden, our “fruit” basket clearly said “autumn”. Yes, we are still picking tomatoes and peppers but this time with pumpkins!

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Garden Project Update – September 2009

September was another good month. The tomatoes keep coming, as well as the peppers. The herbs are drying up a bit while pumpkins have started maturing. With the weather as it is, I estimate we would have 3-4 weeks more of harvest. It’s been a great long summer! Although our garden continues to produce tasty treats, […]

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