My earliest years were spent on a diversified family farm. Our operation included sheep, cows and chickens. We phased out of raising animals and farming altogether when I was pretty young - at about 8 years of age. I was old enough to have an awareness and memory of the work involved, but too [...]
Category Archive for 'Holidays'
Being the local food junkies that we are, its odd that we rarely go to Adams Place, and have never actually eaten in the dining room. We sometimes meet friends there on Fridays after work for a little bite to eat and a drink or two, but never dinner. Adam’s Place gets great reviews and [...]
For the last couple of years, we cut down our own Christmas tree in the Willamette National Forest. We take the trip with another couple and we all agree that it is one of the highlights of the holiday season. We bring a picnic lunch and hot drinks to enjoy after finding our “perfect” tree.
This week marked the start of dungeness crab season. Growing up on the east coast, I had many a crab cake made with the Maryland blue crab. I had no idea what I was missing. This rendition of dungeness crab was no exception.
This recipe really lets the crab steal the show. Although it is a [...]
We always end up with leftovers from Thanksgiving and there are only so many times you can reheat leftovers as is. And we really don’t like wasting food, so we’ve developed some creative ways to use up our leftovers - shepherd’s pie and tom kha turkey (a variation of tom kha gai, the broth, coconut [...]
We have a tradition of gathering in Sunriver, OR for Thanksgiving with about 10-12 friends that are also Oregon transplants. This is my 10th Sunriver Thanksgiving and Matt’s 12th. We rent a big house that fits all of us and everyone pitches in with some part of the meal either by making a dish or [...]
I think I have always loved pumpkins. They say fall better than anything and I love fall. My grandma made delicious pumpkin pie (something I have never been able to figure out) and my sister Ally makes the most amazing pumpkin bread. (Was than an obvious hint?) Our CSA has an annual farm tour before [...]
In an effort to reduce the crazy consumerism around the holidays, a few years back our family decided to do homemade gifts for each other instead of buying everyone a gift. It has made the holidays a lot more special for all of us not to mention leaving our bank accounts in better shape come [...]