Archive for February, 2010

We spent a long weekend in Portland and the Willamette Valley enjoying great food and wine. It was a bit rainy but relatively warm compared with the usual winter temperatures there this time of year. We tasted wine in the Amity region one day and in Dundee the next. The consensus among our group of […]


Last week I went out and bought these: And I made these: Recipe:  Savory Cornet’s filled with Salmon Tartare With Sweet Red Onion Creme Fraiche From Thomas Keller, The French Laundry Cookbook Cornets: 1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons (65 grams/2.1/4 ounces) all purpose flour, 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon sugar, 1 teaspoon kosher salt (= […]


Things you can’t see in the photos at the bottom of the basket include apples, potatoes, avocados, kohlrabi, and various citrus fruit.  I am happy to say that in one week, we have eaten everything except the celery and the herbs (parsley and cilantro).  I should have made a salsa or sauce and put it […]


Let me preface this post by saying, if you haven’t been, go. Go now. Go for cocktails on a Tuesday night. Go for dinner with your best friend. Go for brunch with your parents. Go to cuddle up by the fire with your favorite book. Just go, and don’t tell anyone you’re going. The Tabard […]