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.
The Cocktail Diaries: Rose Collins
The calendar says it’s February, but this weekend in Portland sure felt like spring. Today the high was 63 degrees. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky. It was amazing. Dave and I spent hours outside working on the yard. We headed to Home Depot (their garden section might be my favorite smell. Besides tomato […]
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!
Blood Orange & Cocoa Nib Scones
These scones were such a good idea. Cocoa, cocoa nibs, orange zest, and bright pink glaze is always a bonus.
Pork Sausage Ragu with Parmesan Polenta
This is one of my favorite meals from last weekend. And as a bonus, it made way more sauce than needed, so we’ve been eating it all week for lunch on top of pasta and leftover polenta. It’s been so good to be home this week. The house is clean, the laundry is (close to) […]
Parmesan Roasted Broccoli Rabe with Toasted Almonds
Well, we thought we had the start of a warm and sunny spring – but alas, the rain is back. My red rainboots got a good workout today. Truly, it’s a good thing. Too little rain this spring in Portland would mean a much, much drier and less fertile gardening season. And the plants are […]
Citrus Glazed Chicken Bowl
This chicken bowl salad is so full of individual great pieces. No wonder they are basically a symphony when put together.