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Je Mange la Ville is going on Spring Break. Back in about a week!

SHF29: Meyer Lemon & Thyme Truffles

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This month’s Sugar High Friday is hosted by Chocolate in Context and the theme is — wait for it — chocolate. But, ha, not just any chocolate, raw chocolate — “an unrefined cacao product, such as cacao beans, cacao nibs, cocoa butter, or cocoa powder.” After some thought, I chose nibs, as I thought they would be easy to find. However, the store I was completely sure would have nibs (Pasta Works) did not. So sad. And I didn’t really feel like trudging over to Zupan’s searching for nibs.

*Sigh*

I was nibless.

But, . . . → Read More: SHF29: Meyer Lemon & Thyme Truffles

Black Bean Salad with Bell Peppers and Tortilla Strips

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I just made this to bring to a potluck at work and I think I’m in love with it. jwa and I had some for dinner tonight (I made extra) and it was so good. I highly recommend it. I’ve adapted it from Bon Appétit magazine, by adding the cheese, cilantro and tortilla strips. Oh and a little hot sauce.

Funny story — when I read through the recipe I could have sworn it said “figs”, to which I thought, oh! awesome, I have just about that many in a bag at home!. Then, when I . . . → Read More: Black Bean Salad with Bell Peppers and Tortilla Strips

Lavender-Goat Cheese Potatoes…Oh and Some Pork

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Just when I start to think about changing the blog theme to something more Springy, it gets all cold again. The kind of weather where you want to make a creamy sauce and bake something in it. Something like potatoes. The kind of weather where there’s a pork tenderloin involved in the whole thing as well.

I started with an idea — mmmmm…lavender and goat cheese — and ended up with a whole meal.

Lavender-Goat Cheese Potatoes This made two 1-cup ramekins. In fact I had a little extra sauce left over. I’m sure I . . . → Read More: Lavender-Goat Cheese Potatoes…Oh and Some Pork

Five Hours in Wine Country

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Saturday, jwa and I headed to the Dundee/Dayton area in Yamhill County, where the wine flows like, uh, water or somethng. Seriously, so much wine, so little time. You could not throw a rock and not hit a winery. Add to this, it was a beautiful day (high of 66 and blue skies).

Here’s what we saw and did.

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The first stop was at Red Ridge Farms in Dundee. Of course, google maps got us a little lost and it directed us to Sokol Blosser instead of the farm (not necessarily . . . → Read More: Five Hours in Wine Country