Food Other People Make

Eats in Slovenia

September 30, 2015

This post is a follow-up to the prior one about our recent travels.  Here’s the Slovenian portion.  FYI, we want to move to Slovenia now (I’m not kidding), so you can tell how much we enjoyed it. Above is kremsnitte, the famous dessert of Lake Bled.  From bottom to top:  pastry, custard, whipped cream, pastry, […]

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Eats in France, Croatia, and Bosnia & Herzegovina

September 23, 2015

We recently traveled to France for Michael to ride the Paris-Brest-Paris, a 1200 kilometer bike ride from Paris to Brest (at the coast) and back to Paris.  The ride must be completed in 90 hours or fewer, inclusive of sleep breaks, food breaks, and checking in at controls.  It is a historical event that happens […]

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Anniversary Staycation 2014

September 3, 2014

To celebrate our fifth wedding anniversary, Michael and I took a staycation in good ol’ Portland.  We did everything.  It was terrific.  Here’s a rundown with commentary. On Friday night, we brought our precious bottle of wine (given to us as a wedding present by a 12-year-old family friend who solemnly told us to drink […]

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Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor, Maine Food and Details

August 6, 2014

This, this soup and sandwich and beer and arnold palmer situation, might just be our favorite thing we ate while visiting Acadia National Park.  Here’s the thing:  neither of us had ever tried a lobster roll, and Michael’s lofty goal of three per day proved too ambitious (and spendy), so while we ate well, we […]

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Egad, I Made Martha’s French Macarons

May 3, 2014

File this just behind “how I broke down and made cronuts.”  I suppose I’m a sucker for a pretty picture, and the recent issue of Martha Stewart Living that featured French macarons on the cover was enough to draw me in.  Plus, I knew Michael would love them.

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Stuff I Like or Love: Everything in the Jerusalem Cookbook, and a Spinach, Date, and Almond Salad

April 26, 2014

We’re in love.  With a cookbook.  Yes, we’re a little late to the Jerusalem:  A Cookbook party, but better late than never.  How in love are we?  Deep.  Within two weeks, I made six different recipes from the cookbook, and we joyously gobbled up every single one.  All hits; no misses.  Michael actually told his […]

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Stuff I Like or Love: Mini Sandwich Bread

February 7, 2014

When we were jonesing for pho after our Vietnam vacation, an acquaintance recommended Pho Oregon on 82nd in Portland.  Not only do they serve Portland’s best pho, she said, but there’s an awesome little bakery behind the building.  Not a week later, we pilgrimaged our way to Pho Oregon (thumbs up), then checked out Lanvin […]

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Eats in Hong Kong

January 22, 2014

The above seems to be the most accurate photographic document of me to date.  Michael snapped that when we stopped to rest our feet at Mrs. B’s Cakery (awfully pretty and so-so tasting, but worth it for the luxurious seating where we lounged). We so looked forward to the food in Hong Kong.  I must […]

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Vietnamese Cooking Class in Hoi An

January 17, 2014

Michael and I spent six hours in a private Vietnamese cooking class while in Hoi An a couple of weeks ago, and as it turns out, that’s a great way to spend six hours. We’d signed up for a group class (this one, in fact) for $35/person.  The instructor came to our hotel at the […]

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Fairview Farm Goat Dairy in Dallas, Oregon

June 12, 2013

What do you call goat ice cream?  Goat scream?  No, that’s been done.  Still, it seems like this product deserves its own special name. Despite my lack of a clever name for it, what you’re looking at is indeed goat ice cream from Fairview Farm Goat Dairy.

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