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Applesauce Oat Spice Muffins Plus Adventures with Gevalia Coffee

Applesauce Oat Muffins plus Adventures with Gevalia Coffee

It’s funny, I’ve had this blog since 2005 but it seems just in the last year or so, I am getting so many offers to review/cook with/bake with/asked to enter cooking contests for a whole bunch of products and ingredients. This has been interesting and a lot of fun. On that topic, this post features a short review of Gevalia Coffee that I was recently sent.

First up: the coffee: Now, I don’t really talk about beverages very often on this blog, but this opportunity intrigued me. Mainly . . . → Read More: Applesauce Oat Spice Muffins Plus Adventures with Gevalia Coffee

SHF#34: Stumptown Tiramisu

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This month’s Sugar High Friday challenge is hosted by The Passionate Cook and the theme is going local. So, being in the Pacific Northwest and all, I thought coffee. And the one coffee dessert I have always wanted to make but never have is Tiramisu!

So, Sunday afternoon, jwa and I walked to one of the coffeehouse closest to our house — Haven — and got 8 shots of espresso (that’s about a cup total). Woo! On the short walk home, it was very hard not to take some slurps of the espresso but I made . . . → Read More: SHF#34: Stumptown Tiramisu

Joyeux Anniversaire, Je Mange la Ville: Amazing, Celebratory Cake-athon Cupcakes!

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First off, Happy Bastille Day. Second — I can’t believe that started this blog one year ago today. Let’s see, what has changed in the last year — I have a new job and uh, I guess I’m a year older but that’s not really important. What is important is– I’ve had this blog for a whole year! To celebrate the one year anniversary of Je Mange la Ville, I suggested a cake-athon. While deciding what kind of cupcakes to make, I found two recipes that intrigued me — so I made both.

Lemon cupcakes with . . . → Read More: Joyeux Anniversaire, Je Mange la Ville: Amazing, Celebratory Cake-athon Cupcakes!

Vegetarian Week Kick-Off: Chile-Espresso Soy Tacos

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Tacos are the perfect year-round food. In hot weather, you have the cool cheddar cheese, tomatoes, lettuce and sour cream or yogurt and in the Winter, there’s the sides (rice and beans) as well as the chicken, beef, pork, veggie or soy filling to warm you up.

As announced in the title, this week is all about vegetarian meals, a theme that is very near and dear to me as I was a vegetarian for about six years. This meal is of the faux-meat variety. Soy crumbles replace the ground beef in the sort of All-American, . . . → Read More: Vegetarian Week Kick-Off: Chile-Espresso Soy Tacos

Adventures in Pork II: Espresso-Spice Rubbed Pork Loin

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This meal all started with a trip to Zupan’s (fancy-pantsy grocery store). I went for some tuna, I left with tuna and this spice rub. Which, just now, when I looked it up, I realized was affiliated with Michael Chiarello. I bought it anyway because I am a sucker for pretty packaging and coffee products.

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But, later it dawned on me — I should have just copied down the ingredients and made it myself! So, here you go:

grey salt ( you could also probably use kosher) instant espresso . . . → Read More: Adventures in Pork II: Espresso-Spice Rubbed Pork Loin