Monthly Archives: September 2013

Salvage BBQ Review

I’ve noticed that people in Portland love to complain about our lack of options in a particular genre of food. Like, “we may have over 300 restaurants, but there’s no good [blank] food in Portland.” Usually it’s Chinese, but I’ve … Continue reading

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First Look at Empire Chinese Kitchen

Prof. A. and I checked out the new Empire last night – now Empire Chinese Kitchen. The Empire Dine and Dance was previously a bar… that had food? All I remember is a $5 burger, bourbon, and beer special.  The … Continue reading

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Out On A Limb CSA – First Share

I was skeptical the first time I heard of the Out On A Limb apple CSA. (There was a tomato one that raised my eyebrows too.) I figured there was no way I’d ever be able to eat enough apples … Continue reading

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East Ender Brunch

To satisfy a friend’s Bloody Mary craving on Saturday, I checked out Susan Axelrod’s Bodacious Bloodies round-up, where I saw East Ender‘s smoky, sausage topped version. While I rarely crave Bloody Marys, I’d heard they serve amazing fried chicken – … Continue reading

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Canning Tomato Salsa with Paste Tomatoes

I’ve finally found a home canned salsa recipe that I like – this one uses paste tomatoes and simmers for 30 minutes, so it makes a nice, thick salsa, with a consistency close to commercially prepared salsas.  In the past, … Continue reading

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