Monthly Archives: December 2011

Bayou Kitchen Breakfast

I just moved away from the Oakdale neighborhood (aw, miss you already roomies!) and, while compared to one of the Ends or downtown, there’s not much out by USM and Woodfords corner, there are a few places worth venturing out Forest Ave. … Continue reading

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Obscure Holiday Cocktails, Vol. 3

The third annual Obscure Holiday Cocktail party was a raging success!  For the third (!!!) year in a row, local Portland bloggers gathered, each bringing an obscure holiday cocktail.   We had five cocktails, and only one (mine) was a … Continue reading

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Taco Escobarr Review

I have a problem, and its name is Taco Escobarr. Have you seen my shit list?  It’s a piece of paper that says ‘Taco Escobarr?’ Photo by Dawn Hagin Sigh.  I’m thinking, on one hand, it’s not *that* bad, and … Continue reading

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Veggie Cream Cheese

I vascillate between being too lazy to make my own breakfast (aka really wanting a bagel, aka hungover) and being too cheap to pay for a meal that takes 5 minutes to consume.  Yesterday, I was in the too-broke-to-justify-a-bagel camp … Continue reading

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Cook’s Illustrated Cookbook Review

I have mixed feelings about the Cook’s Illustrated publications.  While I am lured in by their promise of perfectly seasoned dishes at the end of the rainbow, I frequently find that the recipes don’t mix with my style of cooking.  … Continue reading

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Cheesemaking Workshop with Appleton Creamery

Yesterday, I took a cheesemaking class at the University of Maine, sponsored by UMaine Cooperative Extension and taught by Caitlin Hunter of Appleton Creamery.  It was a nine hour (!!) long workshop and we made jack, ricotta, and mozzarella. We started with … Continue reading

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