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Birthday Dinner Part II: Grilled Rosemary Chicken (guest post by jwa)

Hello. Allow myself to introduce.. myself. I am jwa, the willing target of mlb’s delectable meals. Remain calm! I have temporarily commandeered this blog whatchamacallit to, erm, blog about mlb’s birthday dinner.

mlb and I have a fine tradition of birthday meals. True, it is often she or an anonymous set of chefs at […]

Birthday Dinner Part I: Ribollita (Bread Soup)

A New Birthday Tradition For the last two years, we’ve started the tradition where jwa cooks me dinner for my birthday. Previously, we’d spend a long weekend in Gearhart and eat my birthday dinner at the Pacific Way Cafe but it seems lately work and other things have interfered with that version of my […]

Falafel Friday

Well, now that I can actually think about falafel (the tasty Middle Eastern chick pea snack) without shuddering or laughing, it sounded like a good pick for dinner. I really like falafel. I used to get it on the Stanford campus for lunch sometimes (at a place by the coffeehouse) and it brings back […]

Valentine's Day at Wild Abandon

Wild Abandon 2411 SE Belmont Portland, OR 97214 (503) 232-4458

Traditionally, we walk to Bread and Ink for Valentine’s Dinner, have a bottle of wine, food and walk home. That’s what we did last year and for the last three years. This year, I was in the mood for a change.

I’ve been wanting […]

Cookies + Chocolate Tarts = Yum!

Leftover cookies from the dinner — they are gone now!

So, last Wednesday was the day I made 34 cookies. I followed the basic cookie recipe here, but used 3/4 bittersweet chocolate chips (Ghirardelli 70% bittersweet) and 1/4 white chocolate chips (just for fun).

After baking them I let them cool for a few […]