Category Archives: Baking

This Weekend

Hello spring sunshine! I made assorted cupcakes to celebrate the arrival of our friends Curtis and Jennifer’s little Blake. The flavors were cocoa almond (Trader Joe’s answer to Nutella), tiramisu, and strawberry jam. Our seed farm is looking good! Brunch last Sunday at Kenny and Zuke’s. Salmon hash with poached eggs. Mulder at a recent […]

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Tuscan Bean Stew

I found this recipe from The Best International Recipe cookbook but it is also available at the Cook’s Illustrated website. I modified it slightly to suit our tastes. Instead of soaking the bread, I topped each bowl with croutons just before serving. I also substituted chicken broth for water. This stew hit the spot on […]

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Marcel at 40

For this post I am experimenting with vintage effects on Photoshop. Let me know what you think. Marcel finally hit the big 4-0 last weekend! He wants to celebrate for the entire year and this is just a start… A pint of dunkel by Occidental Brewing Company at Hawthorne Hophouse A lovely mango weizen by […]

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Dallas Family and Friends

I had a wonderful time visiting family and friends and looking forward to my next visit. Here are some random pictures that I took with my Canon G12. I wanted to take my Nikon D90 but thought I would save space but maybe I should have. Somehow the G12 likes to use high ISO and […]

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Howdy From The Big D!

I’m in Dallas, TX this week visiting my family. It’s a different world out here and I’m getting some much needed sunshine. As always, it’s a blast to get together with my family and some old friends. First things first – I got myself a pair of cowboy boots from Cavender’s Lunch with Marcel’s Dad Rejean […]

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Christmas 2011

Like most people, I have been busy with “Holiday” events and have not had time to post any blogs. Here are a few pictures from this month. The Filipino community in my workplace had a Christmas party. We had a gift exchange where I brought a Leatherman Multi-Tool and received a nice Jewelry Stand. Yummy […]

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Another Culinary Tour

One of our favorite things to do around Portland is to go on a DIY culinary tour, usually with our friend Chad. Here are excerpts from our last one on Saturday Dec 10th. We started with lunch at Good Food Here On Belmont. I got some shrimp tempura hand roll and udon soup from Sushi […]

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Central Oregon

This trip was taken on October 28th-30th. We explored Redmond, Bend, and Sisters in Central Oregon. Smith Rock State Park 10 Barrel Brewing Company McKay Cottage Restaurant. We highly recommended this place for brunch. Nice outdoor seating to enjoy the fantastic  60s and sunny weather! Delicious pumpkin muffin from McKay Cottage Restaurant Downtown Bend Newberry […]

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PSU Farmers Market

Yesterday we spent the day in Portland with a friend, Chad. Starting from the PSU farmers market, we made several culinary stops and ended the day at my favorite place Alotto Gelato. It rained most of the day but like true Portlanders, we did not let that stop us. Here are some highlights: The market […]

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Hair of the Dog and Fresh Pasta

We were out and about last weekend looking for sunglasses but I did not find anything I liked. As always, we found some good eats instead. Checked out the tasting room at Hair of the Dog Brewing Company. I had the “Little Dog, Light” while Marcel had the “Fred”. After some drinks we had planned […]

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