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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The Cocktail Diaries: French 75s

French 75 Cocktail | PDXfoodlove

I think waiting until 10 p.m. on Sunday night to write my blog posts might be a mistake. But I had things to do for most of the rest of my weekend, I swear. This weekend we interviewed new board members for the Montavilla Farmers Market. I worked with a friend and her mom doing […]

The Cocktail Diaries: A Manhattan Primer

Classic Manhattans: A Primer | PDXfoodlove

This post is unintentionally well-timed, because I think a lot of Portlanders have been making their way through their whiskey and bourbon the past few days. We are SNOWED. IN, and we have been for days. By my measurements we have at least 8 inches of snow. But when the freezing rain began on Saturday, […]

Cooked up on February 9, 2014

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Homemade Egg Nog

Homemade Egg Nog | PDXfoodlove

Homemade egg nog is something that I have wanted to make for years. I think the first time I had some store-bought egg nog that I actually liked, it was from Oberweis in Aurora, Il – everything that comes from Oberweis is excellent, so this might not be a surprise. But since I’m doing this […]

Cooked up on December 17, 2013

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Fresh Strawberry Syrup

Strawberry syrup for cocktails, pancakes, Italian sodas and more

I mean, it’s cooked, so technically it’s no longer fresh. But it’s made from fresh strawberries and not weird flavorings and colorings. You get the idea. So far we have put this in cocktails, on crepes, and in Italian sodas. The only reason we haven’t used it for more things is because I have been […]

Cooked up on May 12, 2013

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DIY Coffee Liqueur

DIY Coffee Liqueur

I learned how to spell “liqueur” just for this occasion. Really. This week I also learned how to spell “polyurethane.” But that was not for food. I promise. I love mixing my own cocktails, and I love even more when I can make them with ingredients I made myself (see also my Lemon Sage Martini). […]

Cooked up on February 11, 2013

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