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Our Spread at Aileen's Shower

April 21, 2008 | 2 comments { Food, Life, Photography }

lyzadanger posted a photo:

Our Spread at Aileen's Shower

Om nom nom nom

Coffee People Enclave

March 7, 2008 | 3 comments { Food, PDX }

For PDX-ers still mourning the loss of local coffee chain Coffee People (summarily bought out of existence by Starbucks, who coveted their two drive-in locations on MLK Blvd.) might feel a little bit better knowing that there is somewhere that is still carrying the flame. There is a shop on SE Grand Ave and approximately [...]

Anti-Cilantro League

January 8, 2008 | 4 comments { Food, Life }

First, let it be known that I love cilantro. But there is a rather silly and fun site out there: I Hate Cilantro– a self-proclaimed “Anti-cilantro community.” Included in their riotous testimonials and whatnot is this gem of a haiku: verdant enemy lurking in soupy repose striking the naive I know a good handful of [...]

Review: "Heat" by Bill Buford

December 8, 2007 { Books & Learning, Food }

Heat: An Amateur’s Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tus… by Bill Buford It’s easy to read, full of unusual stories, unusual people and gastronomic adventure, but it makes you feel weird. You see, those chefs you worship–you watch them on the Food Network, you buy their [...]

Calling all Thanksgiving Orphans!

November 18, 2007 { Food }

Guys! Mr. Pencil and I are planning an epic feast on Thanksgiving, but we don’t have enough people to serve! Right now it’s just a family affair, but we’d like to extend an invite to friends of ours in the Portland area who are orphaned or otherwise free on Thanksgiving. Let us know if you’d [...]

Creative Pizza: Lessons Learned

November 12, 2007 | 3 comments { Food, Life }

Last night I got all weird and creative and decided to make some adventurous pizzas, topped with stuff I found in our pantry and fridge that needed to be used up. Fortunately there wasn’t quite enough dough for me to use the kippered herring I found, but there was some significant creativity nonetheless. My first [...]

Culinary Vindication

January 18, 2007 | 1 comment { Food, PDX }

After my vitriolic spewing about how much I hate Nostrana and other non-reservation-taking restaurants and their snarky wait staff, I feel somewhat vindicated that Nostrana ran away with the “worst service at a good restaurant” vote on the awesome blog An Exploration of Portland Food and Drink. Link p.s. It’s too bad I live, like, [...]

Notes on Cooking

January 15, 2007 | 1 comment { Food, Life }

I realize I rarely, if ever, actually mention here what it is I do that occupies my time. You know: hobbies, parties, events, major catastrophes. Perhaps I will remedy that, but as warning: it could be boring. One thing my Sweet Mr. Pencil and I do a lot is cook. I learned a couple of [...]

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