Cocktail Diaries

The Cocktail Diaries: The Sidecar

An easy-drinking classic cocktail that uses cognac as a base.

The Cocktail Diaries: Caipirinha

The caipirinha has always been one of my favorite cocktails. But it hasn't always been easy to find cachaca just anywhere.

The Cocktail Diaries: the Jack Rose

I think just about anyone would enjoy a Jack Rose. I think it will be a solid back-pocket crowd pleaser in my entertainment arsenal going forward.

Breakfast

Chocolate Donuts with Cacao Nibs and Coconut

Happy Friday, people! Let's all make plans to make donuts tomorrow, whaddaya think?

Avocado Berry Smoothie

I had never put avocado in a smoothie before, but I was glad when this turned out to be delicious!

Oregon Berry Hand Pies

Flaky pastry crust and tasty berry filling made with local fruit!

Dinner

Soft Boiled Egg, Avocado and Sardine Salad

It's basically a plate of some of my favorite things. Salty fish. Runny eggs. Tomatoes. Sign. me. up.

Fennel Risotto

I got such a good response to this risotto when I posted the photo on Instagram, that I'm posting earlier than I originally planned.

Shrimp Bucatini with Crème Fraîche Sauce

I loved this easy "sauce." Nobody said it has to be fancy! The Dijon mustard was a smart trick to add some dimension without destroying the dish's simplicity.

About PDXFoodLove

My name is Rebekah and I am a food writer and photographer based in Portland. My food outlook is inspired by our way of doing things here in the Pacific Northwest, where we value seasonability, sustainability and learning to do things yourself.