Hospital food has come a long way. My opinion of Salem Hospital is not that high. The level of care my family has received over the years has varied from okay to negligent and nonexistent, but the patient food has improved a great deal over the years. The menu of options has become quite impressive. It’s been many years since I’ve visited more than the coffee shop but my memory is of either public school cafeteria or diner, seems like they’re trying to change things up with Creekside Dining. Continue reading →
Asparagus is one of those things that make me wonder about myself. I hated it as a kid. As in the groaning, whiney, gagging, pushing your parents to the edge of their patience, not like it. But something happened along the way to adulthood. One day asparagus became edible, not only edible but delicious. Maybe I chanced upon it as a perfectly cooked side dish, maybe enough taste buds had died off (they say they change or die every 7 years), who knows. Once it was part of my personality to hate asparagus and now I love the stuff and look forward to its arrival. People are weird. Continue reading →
My cousins were in town this weekend so a small, last minute family reunion was held at my place. Not only did I get to cook up a storm for them but I got to meet the world’s cutest, sweetest baby. You did good Emme! Continue reading →
So I had to repost this, mostly because I’m jealous I didn’t think of the combination. I’ve added amaretto to the basic chips and condensed milk recipe but this recipe seems so much more indulgent. This fudge would indeed make a Happy St. Patrick’s Day.
Today is March 1st. That means St. Patrick’s Day will be here soon! Just like last year, I aim to post one Irish-y, St. Patrick’s Day recipe each day up to March 17th. Wish me the luck of the Irish for this endeavor! To get things rolling, I’d thought I’d start off with a St. Patrick’s Day recipe that is both incredibly easy and incredibly delicious. I’m telling you, you don’t even need a stove for this one, you could just use a microwave. There are no candy thermometers, no baking, just a bit of mixing and a little chill time. Which is great, because it will give you time for a little chill time as well. This fudge tastes so dreamy folks will surely believe you must have slaved over it all day, when you’ve really been kicked back with some sort of refreshing adult beverage! (We are talking…
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I love a good Saturday market. All that (hopefully) fresh produce straight from the farm, so many possibilities! This is what we hope to find anyway. We can also hope for the fair like atmosphere we’ve come to expect from some markets. I find I have mixed feelings about these event markets that are solely based on my mood at the time. If I’m there to get my groceries and get out, then I’m not as enamored of them. Continue reading →
Blackberry season is upon us! They’re tasty, nutritious, budget friendly, fun, and your civic duty to pick them, so get out there and get some. Like most produce in Oregon the season is several weeks late, but all that unseasonal rain has made for plump, juicy berries. Continue reading →