Monthly Archives: January 2010

Bittman’s Cheddar Biscuits

The best part of living with roommates? Using their cookbooks! I was so excited when A. unpacked How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman. I am so excited that this recipe turned out the way I wanted it to- so … Continue reading

Posted in baking, cookbooks, hangover food, recipes | 4 Comments

Sausage with Braised Cabbage and Apples

Attempting to find a good cheap meal, I once again made braised cabbage and apples. This meal is seemingly simple, but I have yet to figure out how to make it really pack a good flavor punch. Maybe I am … Continue reading

Posted in baking FAIL, dutch oven lovin, easily vegetarian, recipes, veggies | 9 Comments

Daring Bakers Challenge: Nanaimo Bars

A wha? you may ask. I certianly did. Nanaimo Bars? I can’t even SAY that right, much less make them. Apparently Nanaimo Bars (which hail from the town of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island) are a super rich and sweet Canadian … Continue reading

Posted in baking, culture, Daring Bakers, dessert, really long recipes | 4 Comments

Breakfast at Standard Baking

I’ve been on a bakery kick lately. I’ve lived in Portland for a year and a half now, and I’ve never been to the much-lauded Standard Baking Company. But for some reason, I can’t stop thinking about this bakery and … Continue reading

Posted in baking, local eating, Portland, reviews, Standard Baking Co. | 5 Comments

Banana Cranberry Nut Bread

Growing up, my mom always made us the best banana bread (it was just banana bread back then, because I hated walnuts). Her recipe was from a Better Homes & Garden cookbook and had a little gold star sticker marking … Continue reading

Posted in baking, bread, fruit, recipes | 7 Comments

Dinner at Ribollita

Last night, I was all but kidnapped by the Appetite Portland couple and taken to dinner at Ribollita. Sounds rough, right? I had never been to this Portland classic, and despite the author of Portland Food Map‘s advice to go … Continue reading

Posted in eating out, Italian, Portland, reviews | 2 Comments

Blueberry and Apple Galettes

I have noticed that Galettes or free-form pies are very popular these days. So when I was craving some flaky, buttery, fruity, sugary goodness the other afternoon, I decided to try my hand at this rustic desserts. Everything started off … Continue reading

Posted in baking, baking FAIL, dessert, fruit, local eating, recipes | 8 Comments