Archive | May, 2011

The Dog House PDX

I love tater tots. They’re comfort food, they’re fun to eat, and they make you feel like a kid again when you eat them. When I went gluten-free, I thought tater tots were just one of the many foods of my past that I had to give up since they’re made with flour. Well, things […]

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Versatile Sausages and Peppers with Marinara Sauce

You’re probably wondering why I have a slow cooker recipe in the month of May. The slow cooker is for the winter, isn’t it??? Truth is, I use my slow cooker as long as I can before the weather gets too hot. Besides, not all slow cooker recipes have to cook all day long and […]

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The Dragonfly Coffee House in Portland, OR

The Dragonfly Coffee House is located in the Alphabet District on the corner of NW Thurman & 24th. It’s a terrific NW Portland neighborhood spot. It’s a small but comfortable place with vintage couches, tables, and chairs. There’s a cozy, friendly vibe here from the moment you walk in the door. I’ve been there several […]

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Coffee Brewing Methods, Part 1

I love coffee. I love the taste of coffee; I’m one of those rare people who drink it black. I enjoy the ritual of making coffee; I look forward to it every morning. I especially enjoy having the time to kick back, relax, and slowly sip that perfect cup. A few months ago, my electric […]

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Restaurant Review: Earth Oven Pizza

Earth Oven Pizza is relatively new to downtown Hillsboro; they’ve only been around since the Fall of 2010. I’m glad they came. It’s a fantastic thing to have a great pizza place so close to home! Earth Oven has a real feeling of home and familiarity from the moment you walk in the door. There’s a […]

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Cranberry-Pumpkin Nut Muffins

This is a great breakfast muffin since it’s not too sweet and it’s nice and hearty. The recipe is super easy and quick. I’m a “lazy baker” so any baking recipe that is not very labor intensive is always best in my book. I found this recipe in two places: originally posted on Caveman Food […]

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Eggplant Caponata

Ever wonder what to do with eggplant? This is a pretty simple recipe that I pull out every so often. It’s a slightly spicy and sweet dish that you can use to top anything: chicken, fish, rice pasta, or vegetables. It also freezes well, so it’s handy to make a batch and freeze part of […]

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Restaurant Review: Solstice Wood Fire Cafe in Bingen, WA

I took advantage of the beautiful sunny Saturday we had a few weeks ago and went to Hood River for the day. Just across the Washington border, I was lucky enough to find the Solstice Wood Fire Cafe in Bingen, WA. Solstice uses a wood fire oven to bake their gourmet pizzas. Their blackboard wall […]

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