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Saturday Morning Brex @ Los Bagels

Saturday Morning Brex @ Los Bagels

Posted 20 February 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Food | 6 Comments

We just can’t help ourselves…we’ve gotten into the habit of having breakfast each Saturday morning at perhaps the best and most consistent eatery in town — Los Bagels.    Durry is enamored with the jalapeno bagel with their egg salad and seems to be stuck in the egg salad rut.    I attempt to vary my Saturday [...]

Avery Island Pepper Plants

Avery Island Pepper Plants

Posted 08 February 2010 | By | Categories: Food, Scenery, Travels | 1 Comment

This past October we took a cross country train trip on Amtrak’s Empire Builder, Capitol Limited,  Acela,  Crescent and the City of New Orleans.  We stopped in  Chicago, Washington D.C., New York City, and New Orleans, before getting  back to Portland and our car.   When we got to New Orleans we rented a car for [...]

Good Eats

Good Eats

Posted 02 February 2010 | By | Categories: Family, Food | 5 Comments

Homemade tomato pasta Crispy pesto bruchetta on Aunt Lynn’s  artisan bread tomato pasta with early spring asparagas

When it rains on a Monday….

When it rains on a Monday….

Posted 25 January 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Durry, Fiber Arts, Food, Genealogy | 2 Comments

When it rains on a Monday, you can find us inside….getting stuff done.  Durry has spent the day at his computer researching the Watts family in Kentucky in the 1820′s and ’30s.  My day was spent correcting lots of technical errors on a quilt I have been struggling with since August.  Perhaps by the end [...]

Walnut Rye Rolls

Walnut Rye Rolls

Posted 18 January 2010 | By | Categories: Food | 5 Comments

I was out all day and this is what I was on the counter when I got home.  It may be storming outside, but it’s all good indoors.  Thank you, Durry.

Silly Recipe

Silly Recipe

Posted 26 November 2008 | By | Categories: Donna, Food | 1 Comment

I had an abundance of leeks from “the farm”, and we have this great cookbook by Molly Katzen –The Vegetable Dishes I can’t Live Without.  Did I *really* need a printed recipe to accomplish this appetizer?  Sliced leeks with a bit of olive oil, baked in a 275 degree oven for more than an hour.  [...]

Just Couldn’t Help It

Just Couldn’t Help It

Posted 31 October 2008 | By | Categories: Food, Travels | No Comments

Portillo’s — Italian Beef Sandwich and a Chicago Dog.   We didn’t get to go to Milwaukee because Clay had to go to a meeting here in Chicago.  I went to the Vale Craft Gallery, and Durry to the Newberry Library.  THEN…we went to the Garfield Park Conservatory — the world’s(?) largest.  Amazing.  Anyone who lives [...]

Bubbling Brew

Bubbling Brew

Posted 19 October 2008 | By | Categories: Food | 2 Comments

Very moist dough for “pizza bianca”…..a very chewy flatbread from Cook’s Illustrated.  The dough will be baked with a rosemary, salt, and thinnly sliced red onions on top.  This creatiion is going to the farm for the end-of-the-season potluck.

Three More Weeks of the Farm Food Basket

Three More Weeks of the Farm Food Basket

Posted 03 October 2008 | By | Categories: Food | No Comments

Even in the pouring rain the farm was incredibly beautiful.  And the harvest!!

Salty Vinegar with a few Veggies

Salty Vinegar with a few Veggies

Posted 21 September 2008 | By | Categories: Food | No Comments