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Garlic Scape Pesto

Garlic Scape Pesto

The best part about local Farmers Markets is learning to cook new things. For example, my friend recently walked up to my computer at work, saw one of my photos from this recipe, and referred to it as “snake pesto.” Understandably. Quite frankly I haven’t known what the heck a garlic scape is for that […]

Piquillo Pepper Puree from Chef Jenn Louis at Lincoln

Piquillo Pepper Dip

Okay, people reading this, I’m going to let you in on a little secret. It’s the kind of secret that I kind of debate actually sharing, because I don’t want too many people to know about it. But then again, what is food, if not for sharing? So here goes (deep breath): About once a […]

Smashed Pea Crostini with Radishes and Pesto

When thinking about making this crostini I had spring veggies on the brain. Specifically radishes. I am not sure why, but all of the sudden I am trying to work them into meals all the time. So I developed this recipe around the idea of eating a lot of them. But it wasn’t until I […]

Blood Orange Marmalade

Ah, the last throes of winter. It’s too early for strawberries. It’s too late for anything but oranges. It’s not a great time to run out of homemade jam. Unless you should decide that maybe it’s time to make marmalade. I made a small batch of this in the hopes that I would soon be […]

Apple, Chévre and Honey Crostini

What a weekend! It was much busier than I had anticipated. Dave got home from New York Friday afternoon and it is so good to have him back. Somehow, we were able to find an identical replacement for our 90-year-old antique doorknob at the Rebuilding Center in northeast Portland, and our front door now has […]

Homemade Almond Butter

Make your own almond butter

Do you have a food processor? Does it work? Then you can make your own almond butter at home! I remember the first time I bought some fresh almond butter – it was at a Sunflower Market in Boulder, which I think has been bought out by Sprouts nowadays. I miss that grocery store! They […]

Lemon Garlic Aioli

garlic aioli

Remember my post-angel-food-cake debacle of having 12 egg yolks? I used about half of them in the lemon curd, and it was delicious. This is how I used the other half. You may recall this aioli from my homemade hamburger buns photo, in which it slyly dripped down the side of my cute little burger. […]

Lemon Curd

Lemon Curd by PDXfoodlove

This past weekend we decided to make an angel food cake. Dave got me a beautiful angel food cake pan for Christmas, and it has been in my kitchen, tempting me, this entire time. Well, no longer (btw, the cake was awesome and is coming soon to a blog near you). The thing about making […]

Salted Caramel Sauce

Caramel. Sometimes it seems so easy, like when it doesn’t have to be a specific shape. Other times, like when you may be trying to make individual candies, it can seem like a total mystery. I’m happy to report that this is one of the easy ones. Really, really easy, in fact. We put it […]

Chimichurri Sauce

Somehow, most of my herbs are surviving this colder weather. Just not the basil 🙁 but I have tons of parsley! And that’s what we used to make this delicious chimichurri sauce that we had over steak this past weekend: This tangy, garlicky and so-easy sauce is a testament to something that I think you […]