September 2015

Feast Portland 2015 – Night Market

September 30, 2015

One of the absolute highlights of Feast Portland is the Night Market event. An evening of small bites inspired by Night Markets from around the world, this outdoor event has becoming one of the signature events of the weekend. Though shuttle buses are provided for bloggers from the media lounge (and I’m told it’s a […]

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Feast Portland 2015 – Sandwich Invitationals

September 28, 2015

“I’m trying to think of something yummy for me to take you to…” said my friend Sue when she picked me up at the airport in Portland. I had just landed there a half hour earlier just in time for lunch. I shrugged and told her that it didn’t need to be yummy. I was […]

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Sponsored Post: Plum and Peach Galette (and a GIVEAWAY!)

September 21, 2015

I dread the end of summer like a 4th grader. It’s not that I have to go back to sitting in the boring classroom (I actually liked school, unlike other kids). It’s because it’s the end of all the peaches, plums and other berries. So in the last burst of summer stone fruit that hits […]

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Sponsored Post: Spiced Rubbed Pork Chop with Maple Blueberry Sauce

September 18, 2015

AJ was incredulous when I told him that I was making pork chops with blueberry sauce. Sure he was excited about pork chops. The man loves a juicy cut of meat. But the blueberry sauce gave him pause. I told him to trust me on this one, as the spices in the rub and the […]

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Sponsored Post: Summer Squash Au Gratin

September 16, 2015

A Facebook friend of mine recently mentioned how her zucchini plant was so prolific that her neighbors had politely come over to tell her to stop giving them more zucchini. They couldn’t use it up fast enough. How I wish I had a neighbor like that! I adore zucchini and summer squash, though I know […]

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Sponsored Post: New England Inspired Shrimp Summer Rolls

September 14, 2015

San Francisco is notorious for having a cool summer but when late summer and early fall comes around, so does the heat. When that happens, I try to spend as little time as possible in the kitchen in front of the stove and oven. But a guy still has to eat! Though I love the […]

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Apple Pandowdy with Blackberries

September 7, 2015

This easy rustic Autumn dessert is called an Apple Pandowdy with blackberries. Easier than a pie, simple as a cobbler, just as tasty as either! I can’t believe it’s September already. The summer is clearly over, with the last of the heirloom tomatoes, peaches and plums starting to thin out. Berries are having their last […]

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