Category Archives: Cuisine

Herb and Spice Plants that Give a Little Extra

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Sunday is shopping day at our household. My wife, Kelly and I head out early to avoid the crowds. Besides sneaking things in the cart that I want, my job is to go back and get items we have forgotten … Continue reading

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Naan Bread Pizza: A Delightful Change of Pace

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I like making pizza from scratch (see Homemade Pizza can be a Memorable Event), but it is not always necessary to spend half a day in the kitchen to enjoy the taste of a fresh,  flavorful pizza. When I found this recipe … Continue reading

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Balsamic & Ginger Chicken Wraps

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Here is a dish that is easy to make, is inexpensive and has an Asian flair. Put the following ingredients into a crock pot and stir together: 1/4 cup of brown sugar, 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1 … Continue reading

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Baked Sweet Potato Fries

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One of the first things my 17 year old son asks after school is, “what are we having for dinner? His second question is invariably, “what are we having with it?” The side dish has become almost as important as … Continue reading

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Homemade Pizza can be a Memorable Event

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A couple times a year, I set a day aside to make pizza from scratch. Although the preparation is time consuming and requires a bit of work, it is also a lot of fun, and in the end, well worth … Continue reading

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Portland’s Chocolate Festival

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Today my wife and I went to the seventh annual ChocolateFest in Portland, Oregon. This event is a fundraiser for the World Forestry Center which is in Washington Park next to the Oregon Zoo. The WFC is a non-profit organization … Continue reading

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Chukar Cherries: A Yakima Valley Gem

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Prosser, Washington, located in the Yakima Valley, has a long tradition of agricultural excellence. This is particularly evident by the 30 plus wineries located throughout the area. But it was cherries, not grapes that propelled a small farm into a … Continue reading

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The Cheesecake Factory Restaurant

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What started out as a small cheesecake shop in the late 1940s has grown to a 150 location restaurant, bakery and bar, known as The Cheesecake Factory. The CF features 200 items, made fresh daily from scratch. The Cheesecake Factory … Continue reading

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