The Cocktail Diaries: The Classic Daiquiri

The Classic Daiquiri | PDXfoodlove

The beauty of the daiquiri is its simplicity. All you need is rum and lime and sugar.

Cooked up on March 21, 2017

More like this: boozy | cocktail | cocktail diaries | drinks | entertaining

Fish Tacos with Cilantro Lime Slaw

Fish Tacos with Cilantro Lime Slaw | PDXfoodlove

If you’re looking for a fun dinner project for this weekend, look no further. Dave and I just made our own fish tacos for the first time, and we loved them! Now, if you don’t want to fry the fish yourself, there are PLENTY of frozen options. We have made them innumerable times. But I […]

Cooked up on August 14, 2014

More like this: date night | dinner | fun | summer | Uncategorized | under 1 hour

The Cocktail Diaries: Blackberry Lime Mojito

Blackberry Lime Mojito | PDXfoodlove

Once again, it has been a very crazy weekend, but an amazing one. I think I deserve a cocktail. Somehow we managed to fit in time spent with dear friends, volunteering at the farmers market, a photoshoot for a client and a celebratory anniversary dinner at Lincoln, which was just as stellar as ever. We […]

The Cocktail Diaries: Gimlets and DIY Lime Cordial

DIY Rose's Lime Juice + Gimlet Recipe | PDXfoodlove

Welcome to volume two of me exploring, testing, thinking about and then re-testing classic cocktail recipes and methods. I’m going to try to make this a weekly installment, so if there’s something you’ve been wondering about, I would love your suggestions. Otherwise, I’m going to be looking through old cocktail recipes, occasionally doing new ones […]

Cooked up on February 2, 2014

More like this: boozy | cocktail | dairy free | dinner | DIY | drinks | entertaining | pantry | Uncategorized | vegetarian | winter

The Cocktail Diaries: Cuba Libres

Cuba Libres | PDXfoodlove

Consider this blog post the first in a series. I’ve been thinking a lot about cocktails lately. Not that I would ever neglect my beer and wine pursuits, but cocktails to me are especially interesting right now. I love the nuances and depth of flavor. I love the amount of time and care that goes […]

Cooked up on January 26, 2014

More like this: boozy | cocktail | drinks | entertaining | Uncategorized | under 1 hour | vegetarian

Toasted Coconut Lime Bars

Toasted Coconut Lime Bars | PDXfoodlove

I’m not sure what caused it – maybe it was this lovely, horror movie-grade fog that we’ve been having – but sometime this week I began to long for the tropical. It’s not really very cold. But the occasional sunshine that comes out in the afternoon has me dreaming of warmer days, and that’s definitely […]

Cooked up on January 20, 2014

More like this: baking | boozy | cookies | dessert | entertaining | fun | meatless | Uncategorized | under 1 hour | winter

Pomegranate Lime Brussels Sprouts

Pomegranate Lime Brussels Sprouts | PDXfoodlove

Today I would like to tell you a quick story. The story of a girl who sat down to write a blog post at 8 p.m. with plans to get done “early.” While writing, she decided to turn on the new Beyonce video. One thing led to another. As in, “XO” led to “Halo” which […]

Moscow Mules with my favorite new PNW obsession

Moscow Mule | PDXfoodlove

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably already know that I can’t stop talking about Rachel’s Ginger Beer. I’ve had ginger beer plenty of times, but this stuff is my favorite. It’s zingy in a way that puts a smile on your face, both because it tastes good and because it makes your mouth […]

Cooked up on December 2, 2013

More like this: boozy | cocktail | date night | dinner | drinks | entertaining | fun | holiday | party | seattle | under 1 hour | vegan | vegetarian

Fitness Focus: Blackberry Apricot Quinoa

Blackberry Apricot Quinoa with Feta

I love it when a “what’s in the fridge” dinner turns out to be this delicious (and this pretty). I am probably late to this trend, but I’m firmly on team quinoa. It seems like I buy bigger bags of it with each trip out to the Bob’s Red Mill store. Running and working out […]

Fitness Focus: Papaya and Greek Yogurt Smoothie

I had this a few minutes ago for breakfast, and it was so tasty that I preempted the beautiful cake I had planned to post and used this one instead: It was the perfect post-run breakfast. This is my first adventure using papaya personally. They are kind of expensive, but different and fun – the […]