Monthly Archives: December 2013

Rosemont Tandem Coffee Pairings

Roussillion wine and tapenade spread Rosemont Market has quietly started having wine events down at Tandem Coffee at night, and I recently attended their Roussillon-themed event. After interviewing the very lovely Kathleen Pratt for my book, she invited me to … Continue reading

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Oysters at home for the holidays

When someone describes oysters as tasting “of the sea,” it always makes me wonder the last time they tasted seawater. When I’ve ingested the ocean, it’s usually accidentally, and then I’m coughing, choking, and spitting — not how I’d like … Continue reading

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Obscure Holiday Cocktail Tasting, Vol. 5

The obscure holiday cocktail tasting just keeps getting better and better with great company, great drinks, and loads of cheese. Now in it’s fifth year, the cocktail tasting has gone from finding obscure holiday cocktails (the list was pretty short) … Continue reading

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Portland Farmers’ Market moves indoors at Bay One

Originally published in the Portland Phoenix on December 4, 2013 This winter, the Portland Farmers’ Market will be in a new location in a neighborhood known for its food and beverage businesses. It won’t be the first time the farmers’ … Continue reading

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Poutine Files: Duckfat

I have always figured that the poutine at Duckfat would be the standard against which I measured all others. Duckfat’s fries are crispy and delicious and everything I’ve had at this restaurant has been spot on. So I was surprised … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Oysters

In this week’s Portland Phoenix, I wrote that you should eat oysters during the holidays – share them at your holiday meal or bring them to a party instead of a ho-hum bottle of wine. Of course, I had to … Continue reading

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Out On A Limb – 4th Share

A little late, but here’s my last share of the Out on a Limb Apple CSA. Pictured from upper left: Tolman Sweet, Black Oxford, Winter Banana, Northern Spy, Yellow Bellflower, and American Golden Russets.  All of these varieties are recommended for … Continue reading

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