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Things to do with Yogurt When You're Bored (or Hungry)

We always have tons of yogurt in the house. Little containers of Tillamook Vanilla, Strawberry and Peach, as well of large containers of vanilla or honey for smoothies and plain yogurt for Indian-ish and Mexican-ish dishes.

So, when I saw Alton Brown make Yogurt Cheese on a Good Eats recently, I immediately went […]

Risotto Weather's Last Stand: Asparagus Risotto

This last week here in Portland has been cold and rainy. A few nights ago, jwa and I even contemplated using the last of the firewood. We considered it briefly, but decided it was cozy enough lazing on the couch watching the Daily Show and the Lost finale with the cats (they make surprisingly […]

SHF19: Honey-Ginger Pineapple Crepes

Once Upon a Feast came up with a great theme for his month’s Sugar High Friday — Ginger. Ginger is a very fun ingredient, as it can be in spicy, savory dishes or sweet (and a little bit spicy) dishes. It’s versatile!

Of course, this is Sugar High Friday, so I went with […]

Spinach Pasta Salad for the Hot & Hungry Masses

If it were sunny and warm again, I would be wanting a light, cool, pasta salad for dinner. That is, if it wasn’t 60 degrees, cold, grey and rainy. But that’s okay — I actually prefer cooler weather. I also don’t mind a pasta salad for dinner when it’s not Summery out. Besides, a […]

A Turkey Burger to be Reckoned With…

Pickled onions. Tillamook Cheddar. Toasted onion bun. Crispy, golden oven fries. Now, this was a meal. I sometimes like to add different combinations of ingredients and make interesting turkey burgers. These puppies had sautéed onions, spinach and smoked paprika. They were excellent.

Yukon gold potato wedges were roasted with some extra-virgin olive oil, […]