The Cocktail Diaries: The Whiskey Sour

The Cocktail Diaries: Whiskey Sour | PDXfoodlove

Happy almost Monday, everyone. I hope your bracket is in better shape than mine. I did, however, have the best weekend. Dave and I spent Saturday building raised beds for a community garden going in on North Interstate. Then, we decided we’d clean out the garage, which was a mess of tools, scraps and bikes […]

Cooked up on March 23, 2014

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Apple Ginger Smoothie

Apple Ginger Smoothie | PDXfoodlove

Bleh, I have caught the plague that’s been going around. I even had a flu shot. Weeks ago. This must be a different strain. I haven’t been incapacitated, just feeling generally gross for 4-5 days. I’m hoping that by tomorrow this thing will be gone for good so I can function properly again. I even […]

Lemon Sage Martini

Lemon Sage Martini

Some may disagree with me on this, but I, an avowed beer lover, feel that even though beer is almost always appropriate, New Year’s Eve calls for something a little more fancy. Either champagne or cocktails. This year, we’re cooking up a delectable culinary adventure of a meal that involves salmon, cheese puffs, green beans […]

Cooked up on December 31, 2012

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Strawberry Banana Smoothie

I know it sounds like I’m making this up, but we’ve actually had THREE sunny days in a row here in Portland. Today is not looking as good, but I am holding this image in my mind: It was Sunday, around noon. We walked to the store and I once again caved and picked up […]

Weekend Refreshing Beverage: Homemade Horchata

Going to a party this weekend? Is it outdoors by chance? Then this is what I suggest bringing, because that is exactly what we did last weekend: make some horchata at home. Horchata is a cool, refreshing Mexican beverage made of milk (or rice milk), cinnamon, rice and sugar. Not whole rice grains — calm […]

Cooked up on July 29, 2011

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Make some iced coffee this weekend.

Iced coffee might be the biggest racket on the planet, but darnit if it isn’t super delicious and refreshing on a warm day. I’ll tell you a secret, though: it’s just coffee! Why not make a little extra one of these weekend mornings? Then let it cool down in a glass vessel of some kind […]

Cooked up on July 23, 2011

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Backyard Sun Tea

One thing I’ve learned about Portland since we’ve moved here is that the winters are really rough… but the beautiful summers make it all worthwhile. Today is July 4 and it is 70 without a cloud in the sky. It will probably be in the mid-80s by afternoon. Sun tea is a good way to […]

Cooked up on July 4, 2011

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