Amped-Up Fall Garden Minestrone

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Fall is here! Time again for comforting stews and heartwarming soups and pastas! Gone are the long days of summer, bikinis and flip flops…single tear. All that’s left in the veggie garden is some unruly swiss chard, kale, a zuke… Continue Reading

Figs ‘Brulee’ and Endive Salad with Sherry Vinaigrette

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OK, this salad is not an original thought but merely an at home reproduction of a lovely endive salad that we had at Ox Restaurant during our recent visit to Stumptown. Their version below… The sweet bruléed figs are a… Continue Reading

Willamette Valley Wine Tasting

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The Willamette Valley is the premier Oregon wine region nestled between Oregon’s Cascade Mountains and the Pacific Coast. Just a 45 minutes drive from Portland, it made for an easy wine country day trip. Willamette Valley Wine Facts and Stats:… Continue Reading