The Year In Food Politics

Good thing I didn’t make any resolutions this year!  We’re almost a full month into 2016, and this is my first post of the new year.  With the holidays, family visits, a trip to Grand Cayman and then work obligations, I’ve barely had a chance to clean up the needles from my tree, let alone…

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TBT: Feast of the Seven Fishes

This was originally posted in 2012, which would turn out to be my last Christmas with my mother.  Although we usually had some sort of seafood when I was growing up, we’d been trying to do the Feast of the Seven Fishes over the last several years.  For this occasion, I took care of all…

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For the Love of Zion and Danger

After the second wedding in Portland, we hopped a cheap flight to Vegas and spent a mostly uneventful night there minus a confrontation with a homeless, mentally ill woman who threw water on me.  (Yes, thankfully, it was just water.)  As it turns out the city shuts down around 10pm on a Monday unless you’re…

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Roasted Garlic and Rutabaga Mash

It’s been a busy fall.  There were trips to attend two weddings on the west coast (both in Portland!), hiking in Zion (post to come) and an adventurous motorcycle ride through a thunderstorm in the dark desert (barely survived).  With all this fun, I haven’t had much time to write.   Rather than do a…

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Fresh Clam and Corn Chowder

“Ugh, corn again.”  That’s what we found ourselves saying when we saw the 2 ears in our CSA each week.   After 3 months of corn on a weekly basis, no matter how sweet those kernels were, nor how much we tried to transform them into something else, it was overkill.  The same was true…

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The Future of Food Reporting

Each morning I check my various emails, Facebook and Instagram.  Sometimes, I scroll through Twitter as I walk to see if there’s anything going on that’s not already on the other social media (usually it’s just the same as Instagram).  I stopped doing Pinterest because I don’t find it very useful in my life.  During…

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Spicy “Creamed” Corn

At this point in the summer, gardens are overflowing with eggplant, zucchini, cucumbers, tomatoes, corn and peppers.  It’s hard to come up with new recipes and figure out how what to do with all of summer’s bounty.  When seeking inspiration, I turn to recipes I’ve already made. Often an adjustment to the technique, such as…