From Portland’s Palate

10 03 2017

IMG_2370The cookbook From Portland’s Palate: A Collection of Recipes from the City of Roses by the Junior League of Portland, Oregon includes nearly 250 recipes that integrate local ingredients such as seafood from the Pacific Ocean, fruit from the Columbia River Gorge, and wine from the Willamette Valley. These recipes are both familiar and innovative. Each section begins with stunning artwork by Illustrator Jennifer Winship Mark along with a page of information and tips about a certain area or season. Not only is this a classic Pacific Northwest cookbook, but it’s also an entertaining read.

 

 

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Dust Off Your Sled and Pull It Indoors

25 01 2014

IMG_3691Pacific Northwesterners do not sit on the fence regarding snow and passionately stand behind personal opinions. Those who live here either bemoan a wintry forecast and hope “snow stays in the mountains where it belongs,” or anticipate weather that delivers a fairytale snowfall. I join the snow lovers who desire a frozen wonderland. You see, even though the Pacific Ocean along our Northwest coastline is ghastly frigid even in the middle of summer, it rarely ushers in the winning combination for a winter storm. We all have closets and storage bins stuffed with neglected winter clothes and accessories ready for a freak snow or ice storm, or for a trip to the mountains. So while I wait, I pull out those winter accessories, display them in my home throughout the season, and free up storage space. And, if by chance, we get a surprise storm or plan a last-minute trip to the Cascades, I’ll be ready to head out.

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