Yaaay for an extended weekend, yaaay!
Jason was out of town all week last week, flying back home late Thursday night. He took Friday off and we spent the day together, then hosted a small Valentines Day party with 12 of our favorite people at a private karaoke room place. SO fun.
My brother and I capped off the evening by singing Bohemian Rhapsody. Glorious.
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Do you want to guess how many times I typed caramelized onion rocky road bark?
Every time, that’s how many times. Apparently I love caramelized onions so much that my typing hands have a memory for them.
Mmm, they are good.
…and so are caramelized almonds. A totally different technique to make those, but just like a pan of caramelized onions, I could stand at the kitchen counter and eat a whole pan of these almonds.
Onions almonds onions almonds – confused yet?
During the holidays, I ordered several cases of [click to continue…]
Happy Monday everyone! Meatless Monday, at that.
I didn’t know the ingredient for this week until after we were already snowed in. Have you all heard what has been happening in Portland since [click to continue…]
Just a couple years out of college, I was well versed in the Portland night life. My friends and I went dancing every weekend. Sometimes both Friday and Saturday nights.
Oh, who am I kidding, we went dancing every Wednesday evening too.
The weekends were reserved for Santorini, a Greek restaurant and club downtown. Santorini is where I learned to sing several songs in Arabic, where I had at least one birthday party, where from the deejay to the bartenders to the owner, everyone knew our name.
Wednesdays you could find us upstairs at [click to continue…]
This is by far the best queso I have ever had, anywhere.
I have already made it three times since I received The Sexy Vegan’s latest book, Happy Hour at Home. (Yes! Intrigued was I, as one of my favorite themes around here is my own Happy Hour at Home!).
I received Brian Patton’s book to review – Brian Patton is The Sexy Vegan – you may know him from
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I woke up to a wonderful crisp and cool morning. As I sit here and drink my coffee on the deck with the pups, I am smelling the air (the dachshunds are sitting here sniffing too), getting a hint of October.
I love what October smells like.
We have been incredibly lucky with a perfect summer. Very little rain, perfect temperatures, all kinds of sun and fun. There are times when Portland’s summer goes way to quickly, where the sun does not always play along, and many of us feel the cooler weather comes too soon.
This year, I am ready.
I am ready for the cool mornings and evenings. Walks in the neighborhood as the sun goes down, with scarf and gloves and coats on the dogs. Autumn produce and changing flavors – deep and smoky and hearty.
Are you getting ready for fall?
Please come say hello at Attune today – I’m sharing my sweet and salty cluster crunch.
this recipe was shared with Healthy Vegan Fridays.
I love a picnic.
You can probably guess why.
I suppose when I think about it, I kind of always have a portable picnic going on wherever I go. I may not have the fun checkered blankets or a basket (um, handbag!), but I always have snacks.
You never know when you’re going to need snacks.
Many factors go into the snack choices I make, and [click to continue…]