Category Archives: Foodie

Pad Thai Sauce

When I go out to eat Thai food, I almost always order some Pad Khee Mao but from time to time, I get a craving for Pad Thai. Sadly, I am usually disappointed with what I get. I end up with soggy noodles, a greasy plate, or sometimes the flavors are totally off. Now I […]

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Dairy-Free Blueberry Shortbread Bars

I have been doing the dairy-free diet for a few weeks now so I am starting to miss buttery sweets. While searching for a good shortbread recipe, I found this one. It was adapted from the book Butter Sugar Flour Eggs: Whimsical Irresistible Desserts. The original recipe was called Lydia’s Austrian Raspberry Shortbread. The first […]

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Vashon Island, Ocean Shores, and Seattle

Here are some highlights from our Memorial Weekend trip to Washington. I kind of missed living there but all in all I think Portland suits us more. These pictures were from my phone. It makes it easier for me to post regularly. View from West Seattle Getting on the ferry to Vashon Island Minglement – […]

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Alaskan Cruise

July was a very busy month for us. We took an Alaskan Cruise with some relatives then hosted another family reunion here in Portland. We had a fantastic vacation with everyone! More pictures are posted on my PICASA GALLERY Getting into vacation mode at the first night’s dinner. Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau Docked in Skagway […]

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June 2012

Here are some of our adventures in June and what we ate 🙂 A good harvest of Hood strawberries from our garden Pine State fried club and hash browns from Pine State Biscuits Shrimp and grits from Pine State Biscuits Picnic lunch with sandwiches of prosciutto, brie, caramelized onions, and apples. Greek yogurt for dessert […]

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May 2012 Part 1

I can’t believe it is now July and I have not posted anything in May and June! Here are some pictures from May… Our urban farm in progress The Bruce Lee from Prickly Ash Seasonal Sandwich from The Big Egg Falafel from Wolf & Bear’s I got a haircut at West Slope Salon A new […]

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The Best Week Ever

It was a fun busy week for us starting last Monday when we went on a long bike ride in our neighborhood trails then a couple of concerts plus a festival. I really appreciate this warmer and drier weather when we could be outside more. Tuesday, we went to see ColdPlay. They gave us these […]

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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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Spring Culinary Tour

Spring is in the air. That means time for more food exploration. Here are our latest finds… The Grilled Cheese Grill on NE Alberta Customized breakfast sandwich. Dining inside the famous old school bus. Pulled Pork Combo – North and South Carolina BBQ from A Little Bit of Smoke Food Cart Public Domain Coffee Pulled […]

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