Archive for the ‘cooking’ Category

catching up


sorry i’ve been m.i.a…. here are some shots of what i’ve been up to for the last month or so: Advertisements

i really love the styling on this mixer. i like the variety of colors that the new ones come in, but i really love the shape of this old model. i have had this mixer for a few years, but haven’t used it much. this model was made from 1950-1962. the beater above is the […]

last saturday morning i was downtown at 8:30 ready to welcome another season of the portland farmers’ market. our csa doesn’t begin until the beginning of june, but at least the market is back to supplement until then. i am out of the habit of shopping there and didn’t get enough veggies for the week. […]



last spring i read Julie and Julia and have wanted to get Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking ever since. i’m certainly not going to make all of the recipes in it, but i know i’ll be dabbling in the sauces section. yesterday we went to goodwill to see if there were any […]

we had an abundance of spotty brown bananas and now i have banana bread to spare. i think these mini loaf pans are technically my mom’s, but they’ve been in my possession for quite a while now. they make the cutest little loaves of bread! i should really utilize these during the holidays.

last week we were invited to a birthday party that was a dessert potluck. i decided to try something new, which is always risky when baking for others. it turned out perfectly! it was rich and moist and chocolatey. i found two recipes for this cake. i used this one, but this one (scroll down […]



on those sundays when we don’t have any plans or chores we like to have this delicious lunch: the platter can have many different components to it, but the meat, cheese, bread and olives are always there. i usually like to include pear slices or grapes, but the fruit at the store just didn’t look […]