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Corn Fritters with Aged Cheddar & Sage


Went to the Hillsdale Farmer’s Market and picked up eight ears of corn for $4. Deal! The recipe here calls for six ears, but I always like to get a couple extra, just in case. Sometimes, you don’t know what you will find when you unwrap corn — all plump golden kernels or plump golden kernels with little patches of shrunken, underdeveloped kernels. With extra corn, you can have more on hand if your ears are less than perfect. Mine were pretty good, but I used 8 ears to come away with a little over three . . . → Read More: Corn Fritters with Aged Cheddar & Sage

Lauro Kitchen Gazpacho


We first went to Lauro Kitchen on SE Division a little bit after it opened. It is afterall, a neighborhood place in our neighborhood. We both liked it a lot and then kind of forgot to go back. Anyway, one of the things I do remember is how much I loved the gazpacho. Imagine my delight when stumbling upon their website, they had the Gazpacho Recipe listed! Awesome!

I made it within a day or two of finding it. Probably the only time I will be happy for hot weather. Anyway, it was so good. But, . . . → Read More: Lauro Kitchen Gazpacho

Friday Fun: VGT 100 List

I just saw this on Sara’s blog (I Like to Cook) and couldn’t resist. This list is the 100 things that Very Good Taste thinks everyone should eat at least once in their life.

And you can sing along.

1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions. 2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten. 3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating. 4) Optional extra: Post a comment at www.verygoodtaste.co.uk linking to your results.

My comments after the — dash

1. Venison 2. Nettle tea 3. Huevos rancheros 4. Steak tartare 5. . . . → Read More: Friday Fun: VGT 100 List

New Mosaic Project — Done!


I just finished a mosaics workshop at Portland Community College and here it is — Octopus!

detail Detail — the big glass things at the top and bottom are not plates — they were from the Dollar Store!

It will hang outside on the back fence as soon as I go to Home Depot and get some grout sealer. It’s on concrete backer board and it’s all broken plates (except for the blue and turquoise glass bits).

pic Working on it Sunday night

I started it last Saturday (although, I . . . → Read More: New Mosaic Project — Done!

Chicken and Green Beans with Fermented Black Beans — It's a Beanapalooza!


Well, hell. It’s hot out again. And here I thought we were going to escape the Summer with sweet, sweet 70’s and sunny weather through the end. Nope. 101 103 degrees Friday and Saturday. Ick. Now’s the time for the chilled pea soup. But Saturday I will try a new gazpacho recipe — that’ll be fun.

Weather aside*, here’s a really tasty dish we had last weekend, way back when it was reasonable out. Originally, it was shrimp and Chinese broccoli in the Gourmet Magazine version, but I sneakily changed that to chicken and green beans. . . . → Read More: Chicken and Green Beans with Fermented Black Beans — It's a Beanapalooza!