September 2013

Gluten Free Cake Recipe – featuring Dark Chocolate, Butterscotch and Vanilla Bean Ombré Cake

September 30, 2013
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“Don’t take this the wrong way, but I will re-plate everything you bring to the party. It’s not you, it’s just a thing I do.” said my friend Sang who was hosting the party. Sang’s a bit particular about how things look, especially when it comes to food. But what else would expect from a […]

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Feast Portland 2013 – Day 3

September 27, 2013
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After the epic evening out, I was glad that I didn’t have anything bright and early in the morning of Day 3 of Feast Portland. I expected my last day of festivities (there was more stuff on Day 4, but thankfully I didn’t have anything scheduled as I needed to give my stomach a break […]

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Feast Portland 2013 – Day 2

September 24, 2013
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Portland is one crazy awesome city, full of food obsessed people. Waking up Friday morning was rough after the Thursday’s festivities. Clearly I’m getting older as staying out until 2am the previous evening took its toll on me. It was day two of the Feast Portland weekend and though I had a scheduled breakfast to […]

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Feast Portland 2013 – Day 1

September 20, 2013
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I’m not sure why I don’t come to Portland more often. The food, the nature, the coffee, the easy flight from San Francisco (thanks Alaska Airlines!). It seems like a great weekend trip away from the Bay Area. Thankfully I had the perfect excuse to visit, with Feast Portland happening this weekend! I arrived at […]

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Cold Brew Coffee Recipe – How to Brew the Perfect Cup of Iced Coffee

September 16, 2013
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I remember the distinct moment when I made the decision. I gave up drinking the sugary sweet caramel soy Frappucino about two weeks into our epic cross-country road trip. I normally don’t drink coffee in general (mostly because of a two-year stint as a barista in my post-college years that traumatized me from the beverage […]

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Blackberry Muffin Recipe made with Whole Wheat, Honey and Fresh Mint (and going up to Portland For Feast Portland!)

September 9, 2013
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The last time I was in Portland, Oregon was two years ago. My partner AJ and I roadtripped up to Oregon, through Ashland where we saw their awesome Shakespeare Festival, visited Crater Lake and finally ended up in Portland to hang out with my college friend Sue and her husband Tony. I haven’t been up […]

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Getting my Baking Groove Back: Peach and Blueberry Coffee Cake

September 2, 2013
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Surprisingly, after I got back from our summer road trip, it took me awhile to get into the kitchen to bake. Sure there’s was the little pesky issue of our refrigerator breaking while we were away for seven weeks that put a damper on baking. The heartbreak of tossing out bricks of Kerrygold butter, INNAjam preserves […]

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