Wahkeena Falls Hike

by brittany on March 25, 2015

waken falls hike

You know there’s that list of really stunning waterfall-laden hikes that only take 35-50 minutes to reach from Portland, but you usually skip them because there’s never any parking at the trailheads and they’re full of photo-snapping tourists slowly shuffling along in flip-flops?  Go hike them now.  Like, right now.  We’re taking advantage of slightly rainy, early season, early morning weekends to visit these gems when fear of getting soaked keeps everyone else at home.

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Cheddar Apple Bread Pudding

by brittany on March 25, 2015

cheddar apple bread pudding

We’ve got a standing brunch date every six weeks or so with some of our favorite people, alternating between their house and ours.  This is the best, partly because we get to hug our friends frequently and partly because I have a reason to think up brunch menus.

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Low-Commitment Projects: Emergency Preparedness Quilt

March 23, 2015

Here’s a snippet of my Low-Commitment Project this week–it is my Emergency Preparedness Quilt.  Go check out the whole thing.  Each year, I make a redwork-style quilt with hand-embroidered squares depicting items from one category.  This year’s is actually red (the last few haven’t been), and shows supplies we should all have in case of […]

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Chocolate Malt Mousse

March 20, 2015

I come by my love of chocolate and malt honestly–my dad also favors the combination (and the individual components).  As a kid, we used to stop at any mom ‘n’ pop country road mini-mart/bait shop/deli/soda fountain that looked rustic enough to offer malts alongside their lackluster siblings–milkshakes.

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Pumpkin Coffee Cake

March 18, 2015

Here’s the issue.  We’ve been thawed by unseasonably warm weather for the past couple of weeks, which makes me feel luckier than east-coasters, but very very uneasy.  I like my seasons to stay where they belong.  Spring shouldn’t have happened yet and my daffodils shouldn’t be on their way out.

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Low-Commitment Projects: Tae’s “Cookbook Illustrations”

March 16, 2015

This is one of my favorite projects that Tae’s done lately–I love these Cookbook Illustrations.  See it on Low-Commitment Projects.

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Tomato Chipotle Cream Soup

March 13, 2015

Chipotles in adobo have one of those flavors that you crave more of, even as your face is burning off from the bite you just consumed.  I’m always tempted to add more to a recipe than called for because I want that moreish quality, but I’ve learned my lesson in chipotle temperance from fiery inedible […]

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Coconut Cherry Gelatin

March 11, 2015

When I need a dessert (when don’t I need a dessert?) but I want something light, I usually turn to gelatin.  I’m a sucker for little cups of wiggly, fancy jellos.  This Coconut Cherry Gelatin is my new favorite.

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Low-Commitment Projects: Paper Chatter

March 9, 2015

This week’s Low-Commitment Project is unusual because Tae and I collaborated on it.  You can either see a bunch of photos of Paper Chatter or you can head down to Reading Frenzy in Portland to see our exhibition in person through the end of March.

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Tonight! Opening Reception for Paper Chatter

March 6, 2015

Here’s a crappy cell photo preview of Paper Chatter, a Low-Commitment Projects exhibition that opens tonight.  Tae Kitakata, my Low-Commitment collaborator, and I created an installation of paper conversation cut-outs at Reading Frenzy in Portland, OR. If you’re in town, stop by the opening reception tonight, March 6, starting at 6 p.m.  The address is 3628 […]

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