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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Apricot & Berry Cobbler

August 26, 2013
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I’m holding on to summer just a bit longer. As the days seem to be shortening a bit, as I start to see everyone on Facebook talking about their kids getting ready for school, and as I see the Asian pears and Gravenstein apples pop up at my local market I still refuse to believe […]

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Cherry Buckle with Cocoa Cinnamon Crumb Topping

August 19, 2013
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“I can’t stop eating this!” exclaimed AJ as he took another bite of my Cherry Buckle with Cocoa Cinnamon Crumb Topping. I looked inquisitively at him as he sat at the round wooden table in his parent’s tiny kitchen. He explained himself, with his mouth half full and crumbs in his beard “You KNOW I […]

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And…We’re Home.

August 12, 2013
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23 States, 13 National, State & Native American Parks, 10,000+ Miles and 7 weeks. ‪#‎RoadtripUSA‬ is over. We are home. We lost two water bottles and a charger (plus cord), tore and destroyed two pairs of pants, broke a bicycle seat and a bike wheel as well as two plates that I bought at antique […]

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Six Weeks Down, One More To Go!

August 5, 2013
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“Dude, every time I look, you’re crushing another state!” read the DM from a friend of mine after I posted yet another ridiculously gorgeous picture of some scenic sight I had just snapped on my phone and sent up to Instagram. It’s true. The seven-week epic road trip had me going to 22 different states […]

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Sunburned and loving it*

July 29, 2013
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I had such grandiose plans this past week, as AJ and I road trip across the country. To get a tan in Miami (I got sun burned instead). To eat a beignet in New Orleans (I ate a really bad blueberry muffin instead). To see the sights of Tallahasee, Florida (we did laundry instead). And […]

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Idaho Falls, Idaho

July 22, 2013
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So in case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been a bit busy driving across the country (just bounce over to my instagram feed and follow the hashtag #RoadTripUSA. Which means I have less time to blog (sad face) because I’m too busy looking at the sites, shopping for antiques (yes, I’ve become the clichéd gay man who has found […]

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Peach & Blueberry Cream Crumble Pie and the 18 Reasons DIY Dessert Pie Event!

July 15, 2013
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“So don’t tell anyone, but your pie was totally the best…” whispered my friend Stephanie, conspiratorially into my ear. I was at the 18 Reasons DIY Dessert: Pie! event that I cohost with my partner-in-crime Melanie. I had brought a Peach and Blueberry Cream Crumble Pie which was a total experimental pie for me and […]

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Wherein I, Irvin Lin of Eat the Love, channel my inner America’s Test Kitchen and make the Perfect Fresh Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

July 8, 2013
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Even though I’m lactose intolerant, I suffer through it for ice cream. It’s one of my big weaknesses, and it doesn’t help that I live in a city that is full of fantastic artisan ice cream shops. From the old school Mitchell’s to my neighborhood BiRite Creamery, to the hipster Humphry Slocombe to the retro […]

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Crying & Celebrating — #RoadTripUSA

July 1, 2013
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We were entering Grand Teton National Park when AJ started to cry. We had been staying in Yellowstone National Park for the past few days and were slightly sleep deprived, due to the constant night time rain (and a gravelly rock filled camp site). But it wasn’t the sleep deprivation that made him cry. We […]

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Summer Cookbooks 2013 – Part 2

June 24, 2013
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Last week I wrote about a number of cookbooks that I’ve recently been obsessed with. But here’s the thing, there’s been SO many awesome cookbooks that have come out recently that I had to split the list in two. It was an arbitrary divide. The ones on this list are just as awesome as the […]

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Summer Cookbooks 2013 – Part 1

June 17, 2013
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Here at the headquarters of Eat the Love (the tiniest one bedroom apartment in San Francisco) I have a terrible habit. It includes collecting cake stands, esoteric ingredients and cookbooks – lots and lots of cookbooks. This ridiculous collection of cookbooks is well documented here on the blog, but that has not stopped the influx […]

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Cherry Blueberry Oat Cookie Pie Crisp

June 10, 2013
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Coming from personal experience, eating too many cherries in one sitting can wreak havoc on your gastro-intestinal system. I experienced this first hand when I found myself, left to my own devices while AJ was gone on the AIDS Lifecycle, devolving into a bachelor lifestyle. On more than one occasion, I found myself eating an […]

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