Homemade Vanilla Extract

Homemade Vanilla | PDXfoodlove

This is a post that has been in the works for literally months! I started making homemade vanilla in November, thinking I would use it as holiday gifts. Instead, I ended up using at our PDX Food Swap last weekend! It was quite the hot commodity. I will definitely be doing more batches for upcoming […]

Cooked up on January 30, 2014

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Success (macarons) and failure (rye bread)

Sunday was a day full of cooking. Making these macarons, an item crossed off my culinary bucket list, was definitely the high achievement of the day. As you can see, they are beautiful and I’m not ashamed to say it. Why so bold? Probably because I’m trying to make up for the fact that despite […]

Cooked up on July 2, 2012

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Vanilla Ice Cream

Not that there’s a season where ice cream is not appropriate, but in the summer, ice cream is especially warranted, don’t you think? However, we almost never make our own ice cream in the winter. But it’s not winter anymore, or even spring, thank God – because in Portland spring is also known as the […]

Cooked up on June 29, 2012

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