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Taste of Portland at Food Bloggers Conference

Biwa treats: seasoned tofu with dashi, ginger and soy sauce, pickled mackerel with Asian slaw. The guys at Smokehouse 21:B.J. Smith, owner/chef, and Michael Spencer. Urban Farmer’s Executive Chef Matt Christianson with his housemade bacon and corn salad. Gregory Gourdet of Departure  Restaurant with his  albacore tuna sushi and steam buns. And lots of other […]

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Taste of Oregon live food blogging

I’m here at the International Food Blogger conference in Portland for the weekend. For the first days activity, we’re doing a live blogging event, with local food producers presenting their goods in short 5 minute-shots, speed dating style. Packer Orchards and Bakery, Hood River fruit jams: cherry, spiced vanilla pear, marionberry peach, pear-sweetened raspberry jam. […]

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Healthy Dinner Ideas for Halloween night

Halloween is right around the corner and you know your little ones will be getting their share of junky treats. To be able to send them out for a night of fun, without any parental guilt, make sure to fill their tummies with a delicious healthy dinner. My friends at Cookus Interruptus just wrote a […]

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Combining traditions for Christmas dinner

After our visit to the Guatemalan bakery the other week, my friend and I have been planning a combined Christmas dinner, bringing our own traditions together for one meal. In Guatemala, the big event starts at 7pm, Dec 24.  Everyone has made their own families recipe for tamales earlier in the day, and at 7 […]

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Halloween party preview

I’ve reserved my whole day to prepare for our mini Halloween party.  We decided to take a year off organizing our school’s festival, and have our own little intimate party, with all our friends. We are planning a few classic Halloween games, like bobbing for apples and pin the head on the skeleton.  For the […]

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Making apple cider on Riley’s Apple Farm, Oak Glen, CA

This last weekend we decided to head out of town and visit a farm for our Halloween pumpkins.  I searched online for farms near Los Angeles, but the closest one was an hour and fifteen minutes away.  If we went a little further, we could visit Oak Glen, the town featured in Sunset magazine this […]

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Clallam County Fair!!

It’s fair time! Who doesn’t love a county fair? Well, I am sure there are some folks who don’t, as I had always assumed that everyone loves to go camping, but my friends and neighbors in L.A. assured me that not all people do. They are missing out! I plan my visit north to correspond […]

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Joyce Blackberry Festival

Heading west on Highway 101 from Port Angeles, where my mom lives and where I was born, is a small town called Joyce. Once a logging town, Joyce is now home to a variety of people, most of who are looking to live off the land. With it’s beautiful, rugged landscape and a bounty of […]

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