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Ashland, Oregon Recommendations: Part I: Lodging

Ashland for the Shakespeare Festival I recently got an e-mail from the Winchester Inn (which we call “The Winchester Mystery Inn”, having lived in the Bay Area), offering one night’s lodging, $30 coupon towards dinner in the dining room — hey, it’s about a free bottle of wine — tickets to a play for […]

Reliving My Youth Through Toasty Faux Pizza

It was so pretty, I just had to take a picture…

Last weekend jwa and I went out for lunch and had enough food so that neither of us was starving that evening. At the same time, we both wanted a little something for dinner. Enter the English muffin pizza — a staple of […]

SHF#28: Chocolate, Gingerbread and Pecan Brownies

This month’s Sugar High Friday is Sweet Seduction and is hosted by Confessions of a Cardamom Addict. In honor of the theme, I have made a batch of brownies that have a little bit of everything. Sugar. Spice. Chocolate. Nuts. Coffee. Something for everyone — hopefully one of those ingredients will work for you […]

A Freezer Full of Chicken Legs (Well, Okay, Just Two, But Still…)

After the Coq au Vin, I had a couple of drumsticks in the freezer. So what did I do? I went to the store, bought six more, then went to Trader Joe’s and got a container of pineapple juice. Why? Because I saw this recipe online (originally from Emeril) and I knew I had […]

Oh So Funny…(but Mean)

Anthony Bourdain on Paula Deen (ew!): “I’m reluctant to bash what seems to be a nice old lady. Even if her supporting cast is beginning to look like the Hills Have Eyes–and her food a True Buffet of Horrors.”

Read it all at here: A Bourdain Throwdown on Ruhlman.com.