Labor day chicken enchiladas

September 1st 2014

enchiladas I am very sad to report our chicken "Tupac" was attacked by a racoon on Saturday and sucummed to injuries. I take death so hard, she was a great chicken and I admit it,I got attached. I probably should've tried to ...Continue Reading

Greek style cheese pies (Tyropita) and the plight of the lonely extrovert.

August 17th 2014

tyropita7 Life, it will kill ya! Well had some recent disappointments, reality cooking show redemption is on hold perhaps forever….don’t you love rejection emails? I sure do….not. But onward and upward…in all actuality, besides feeling sorry for myself and reflecting on what ...Continue Reading

Balsamic strawberry spoon cake with poppy seeds

July 22nd 2014

strawcake So I had a smashing time at the Kenton farmer's market on Friday! The berries were especially lovely, and by buying in bulk I got a screaming deal on some strawberries. We ate most of them au natural but I had ...Continue Reading

Rustic Lentils and Barley ala crock pot

July 17th 2014

IMG_0582 You know that feeling when you finally feel like you are home? Well I haven't felt that way in quite a few years....and finally I feel that sentimental braingasm of belonging that isn't really familiar to me. With all the anxiety ...Continue Reading

Underground Panna Cotta with Grapefruit & broiled Orange

July 8th 2014

underground Wow!  Feel like i've been gone forever, we have successfully moved into our own home, but not successfully unpacked yet. It has been awesomely stressful as with most things that are good decisions.  I have also gone to Seattle, and to ...Continue Reading

California Walnuts' Virtual Salad Party and a Cook Book Giveaway!

June 9th 2014

walnut3 I was recently invited to participate in California Walnuts' virtual salad party! I got to choose from several different entree salad recipes and I chose this one from Aida Mollenkamp. The recipe is Baby Beet Salad With ...Continue Reading

Grass fed, Cross rib roast

June 5th 2014

IMG_0519 (2) So I have definitely waxed poetic about Chuck's and although due to religious beliefs they aren't open Saturday and they don't have pork or beer available, I find myself finding excuses to ...Continue Reading

Tortellini and Turkey meatball soup

June 3rd 2014

336 (2) I talked about making soup with the pan juice from my Mom's Greek Roasted chicken recipe and today I actually did! I saved the pan drippings and placed them in the fridge, then I scooped ...Continue Reading

Portland Caprese

May 30th 2014

003 Summer..Summer...Summertime....let's just sit back and unwind (In the style of DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince (before Scientology). Ah the delights of Summer! All kinds of seasonal produce is hitting the farmer's market right now, so why not make a ...Continue Reading

Mom's Greek roasted chicken

May 28th 2014

greekchick My mom is a connoisseur of Mu-moos, she wears them with pride and frequently. They range in pattern from kittens to tacos and never fail to gather attention wherever she goes. My mom has done 8 hr shifts grill cooking in ...Continue Reading