Root Vegetable Mash with Bacon

by brittany on October 31, 2014

root vegetable mash

What does one do with a giant, 2-pound, half-bulb of kohlrabi?  Especially if that individual recently tried kohlrabi in a salad and actually tossed said salad in the compost because she was so grossed out?  Add bacon.

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Cascade Locks West Loop Hike

by brittany on October 29, 2014

cascade locks west loop

Right up front, let’s be clear that this is a weird hike.  It is the kind of hike that people from less nature-blessed places would feel lucky to find, but we Oregonians might pass over in favor of stunning waterfalls, quieter solitude, or more sweeping views.  Here are the reasons to bother with the Cascade Locks West Loop Hike:

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Low-Commitment Projects: A Modicum of Privacy

October 27, 2014

You know those super-cheap, temporary blinds that you sometimes find in rentals?  I cut some up for A Modicum of Privacy, this week’s Low-Commitment Project.

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Boozy Bears

October 24, 2014

Alcohol-laced gummy bears did not cross my path during college.  Jello shots–yes; vodka-soaked gummy bears–no.  That’s probably a good thing for the following reasons:  they are delicious, my willpower was weak, they take more time to properly make than most college students will give so they probably would’ve been gross, and again, I had no […]

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Creamy Parsley Soup

October 22, 2014

That cup of soup looks like it plays a supporting role for the gooey sandwich, right?  Well, the toasty caprese sandwich was pretty good, but nobody puts Baby (aka Creamy Parsley Soup) in a corner–we loved it best.

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Low-Commitment Projects: Tae’s “Leafy”

October 20, 2014

Tae’s careful knife-work yielded pretty results for this week’s Low-Commitment Projects; she calls it Leafy.

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Moss Patterns Featured in Mission at Tenth

October 17, 2014

Two of my Moss Patterns photos appear in the current edition of Mission at Tenth.  These are part of a series of site-specific sculptures I created on a steep trail at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program by removing moss from oak trees in specific areas.

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Baked Beet Chips

October 15, 2014

It seems fussy to make your own beet chips.  Those ones in the silver and black package–you know, they’re mixed with all of the other root vegetable chips?–they’re pretty decent.  But!  If you have a bunch of beets going nowhere fast, and if you want a snack that’s a little more elegant and less greasy […]

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Low-Commitment Projects: One-Liners

October 13, 2014

I used this week’s Low-Commitment Projects as a way to clear my head of a few one-off ideas that have been nagging.  One-Liners are unrelated to each other and to other projects, so that’s that.

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Pool of the Winds Hike

October 10, 2014

SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY!  THREE WATERFALLS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE!!! Really, Pool of the Winds is a nice, short hike with a lot of waterfall payoff.  Perfect for a Sunday morning.

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