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Fun with Watercolors

A few panels that I did during watercolor class, in the Garden Home are of Portland, Saturday, July 21..

I took a watercolor workshop today (Saturday) through PCC, taught by Jude Siegel. Funny story — I bought her book, A Pacific Northwest Nature Sketchbook a couple of months ago to inspire me and then […]

Reception Starter: Coconut Dungeness Crab Cocktail

This recipe is from Food & Wine magazine and is by Bobby Flay. Typically, I’m not big on Flay’s TV personality but this was from a magazine so it’s not like I had to watch him on TV or anything. So, it’s fine. Actually, it was better than fine.

We tried it recently as […]

Not Quite a Summer Meal but Still Delicious: It's Ricotta Gnudi in Parmesan Broth

A few weeks ago (of course now, it’s a very distant memory) it was a bit chilly. Pulling out Everyday Pasta, I came across this very interesting recipe for gnudi. I had never even heard of gnudi before but they seem to be like bigger, lighter, poofier gnocchi without the potato. Well, okay then. […]

WCC18: Roasted Tomato & Paprika Soup

Here we are with another Weekend Cookbook Challenge. WCC 18th’s theme is Red & White. For this theme, I chose to use my newest cookbook, Super Natural Cooking by Heidi Swanson, which I recently picked up after being a fan of her blog for the past year. The fact that I am posting about […]

Awesome, Awesome Wedding Menu

First off, I’ll just say that Astoria has somewhat limited catering choices. It was a little frustrating at first but it has come together just fine — better than fine, actually. We have been in discussions with our caterer over our wedding reception dinner menu and I think we have come up with a […]