Monthly Archives: June 2012

Sweet Potato Fennel Hash with Homemade Bacon

By now, Portland, Oregon is undoubtedly a foodie destination in this country, and not just because of the Food Cart frenzy (though I do get a good laugh out of the fact that the carts are now famous and featured in TV food land. I remember them as the hang out spot for post-party Portlanders […]

Shaved Carrot Salad with Fresh Herbs

Some of the best kitchen discoveries come out of experimenting. Being able to perfectly recreate a classic dish from a recipe certainly requires skill, but for one reason or another that skill did not find it’s way into my repertoire. Maybe it’s impatience, maybe it’s having the stubbornness of a deaf goat – either way, […]

Avocado Cucumber Soup (or, How to Convince People That Guacamole Is A Legitimate Course In A Meal)

The summer heat has hit Santa Fe. Ironically, it’s drizzling rain outside as I write this, which is a meteorological event that I have never experienced while living in the desert southwest…But nevertheless, it’s been hot, and especially for an Oregon kid. Of course, one of the things I always forget about the yearly transition […]

Chicken Legs with Preserved Lemons

Growing up, we didn’t eat many chicken legs in my house. We had chicken frequently, but rarely bone-in, skin-on chicken legs. Maybe that was due to the ‘low fat’ obsession that seemed to kick into mainstream popular food culture in the 1990s, but it’s possible that my parents just held something against the delectable, greasy, […]

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