The Cocktail Diaries: Vacation Vibes

Vacation Vibes: An easy Mango Cocktail For a Mini Getaway

A not-too-boozy, fruity, floral sip of happiness. I’m really proud of this one, from the mango juice to the pineapple sage garnish.

Cooked up on October 10, 2016

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Homemade Orecchiette Pasta from Jenn Louis’s Pasta By Hand

Orecchiette Pasta from Jenn Louis's Pasta by Hand book | PDXfoodlove

Don’t get scared off by the idea of homemade pasta- this recipe is easy and delicious!

Cooked up on March 24, 2016

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Book Review: Salmon: Everything You Need to Know by Diane Morgan

Cookbook Review: Diane Morgan's "Salmon: Everything You Need to Know" | PDXfoodlove

My take on the new cookbook from Portlander Diane Morgan. Spoiler alert: It’s great!

Cooked up on March 22, 2016

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Five New Cookbooks to Give (or Get!) this Holiday Season

5 New Cookbooks to Give or Get this Holiday Season | PDXfoodlove

What’s that? TWO gift guides? You’re right – there might even be a third one on its way. We’ll see how the week goes. To me, cookbooks are the ultimate good gift. There’s something for everybody. There’s always tons of new and fun books to choose from, of all kinds of genres, full of gorgeous […]

Cooked up on December 15, 2014

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Mini Book Review: Organic Housekeeping

How could I possibly say no to a book where the author refers to herself as the “Nontoxic Avenger” on the front cover? I picked this one up totally randomly at the library a few weeks back. I am a total sucker for housekeeping and organizing tricks, and read my beloved Real Simple and Martha […]

Cooked up on February 6, 2012

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Culinary Bookstravaganza

The holidays and January have been full of great books for me – I received several for Christmas and have also found a few books from the library and from foodie friends (and foodie sisters-in-law). You may have noticed that since approximately Thanksgiving the photos on this blog have gotten about 300% better. I learned […]

Cooked up on January 17, 2012

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Goodies from the Library

I can’t believe I didn’t already know about this book, but I stumbled upon it thanks to a great feature of the Multnomah County Library called “Lucky Day” where they try to promote popular reads. I am so excited to start reading this! Though, it will be a lot of bad news. It makes me […]

Cooked up on August 29, 2011

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A Good Food Read

We are back from vacation and excited to be home! Needless to say, in the past 12 hours I have not cooked. I have not even unpacked. But I did read the first half of a great food book on the plane: I am loving this book so far (I’m about 150 pages in). This […]

Cooked up on August 16, 2011

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