The Garden Gin Sour

Garden Herb Martini | PDXfoodlove

One of my favorite features of my bigger garden? Having permanent space for herbs!

Cooked up on October 10, 2017

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Caramelized Thai Eggplants

Caramelized Thai Eggplant | PDXfoodlove

Last week I stopped by a farm stand on my way home on Alberta. There’s a little lot that grows vegetables right there, and my friend Kusuma sells her fabulous, fabulous bread there as well. When I went to pick up a loaf of bread last week, I grabbed some of these beautiful eggplants as […]

Cooked up on September 21, 2014

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Easiest 48-hour Fridge Pickles

48 Hour Fridge Pickles

This is the first year we’ve ever grown cucumbers in our garden. They’re actually kind of convenient in that the vines can just grow over the edge of the garden beds, not taking up too much precious square footage. And we have already harvested quite a few! This brings me a little peace of mind […]

Garden Update!

It’s almost time – almost time for the most wonderful time of the year. By which I mean, the time when we have more tomatoes than we know what to do with! The garden is now a tomato jungle. The tomatoes are enormous, and now all I need is for them to TURN COLOR, DANGIT! […]

Cooked up on August 15, 2012

More like this: garden | portland | summer

Bounty from Our Garden, and Favorite Fall Dishes

It’s been a while since I’ve written about our garden, and frankly it’s been an exhausting week and I loved spending an hour out there just cleaning stuff up, picking our new produce and planning for the winter. This is what I got: Gorgeous! I can’t wait to cook with them this weekend. There’s lots […]

Cooked up on September 30, 2011

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Our Garden Exploded!

Dave and I went away for last weekend, and when we got back, we couldn’t help but notice that things weren’t the way we left them.. This is our sunflower that is growing in the backyard. That is all I can see of it because IT IS WELL OVER SIX FEET TALL. I can’t wait […]

Cooked up on August 11, 2011

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Six Ingredient Lunch: Greek-ish Pasta Salad

Last week Dave and I discovered a weird problem: we need to eat more calories, or at least change their distribution throughout the day. Both of us had a day where we had a green salad for lunch that was delicious, but since we both run either before work or during lunch we were both […]

Cooked up on August 4, 2011

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Rhubarb Compote and Garden Update

This weekend we did a lot of work on the garden, because when I woke up I noticed that the tomato plants were falling over onto each other. There’s so much fruit! In a couple of weeks, it is going to be time for salsa and tomato sauce AND, what I’m most excited about: learning […]

Cooked up on August 2, 2011

More like this: breakfast | brunch | dessert | garden | six ingredients or less | snack | summer

Vanishing Zucchini Bread (Good thing it’s so easy to make)

I made it two days ago, and we’ve all but devoured the whole loaf. I may have mentioned, but right now we are in possession of a whole mess of zucchini. We had five to begin with. Three of them remain – the first one became zucchini tostadas and the second one became this bread. […]

Cooked up on August 1, 2011

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Panzanella: A Healthy, Veggie, Seasonal Dinner

A panzanella is an Italian bread and tomato salad, but the recipe we found in a Tastes of Home magazine earlier this year added cannelini beans and artichokes and turned it into a full meal that’s perfect for summer and requires almost no cooking. Dave has such great intuition when it comes to cooking. It […]

Cooked up on July 28, 2011

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