Category Archives: Wine

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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Chocolate Festival

The Chocolate Festival is being held for the benefit of the World Forestry Center. What a way to indulge your chocolate cravings and help a good cause. January 21- 23, 2011 at the OREGON CONVENTION CENTER First things first. Lunch was at Bunk Sandwiches where I had the house specialty Cubano Pork Belly Sandwich. It […]

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Friday Night Flights

One of our favorite Friday night activities is the wine tasting at Whole Foods Market (Tanasbourne). It costs $5 and you get to taste 5-7 different wines plus some delicious pairings such as fruit, cheese, chocolate, and pastries. It is held at the bar and starts at 6:30 pm. We have met quite a few […]

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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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