This is a recipe my father used back in the 40's. Many years ago, I found it among his things, but never made it until tonight. Now I will never make any other version. It's really airy yet creamy, with just the right balance of booze. After several requests, here is my dad's 1940's recipe for eggnog. After all, we … [Read more...] about By Request, My Family Eggnog Recipe
We don't normally run many recipes (though I wish I had a recipe writer). However I'll sometimes write posts about cocktails, holiday recipes etc., and we sometimes excerpt recipes from cookbooks here. Author Nancy Rommelmann also contributes to this section.
When Jack Yoss was the chef of the excellent Ten 01 restaurant in Portland, one of his most requested recipes was the Thai ribs, which were only available in the bar. He was kind enough to send it to me, and several readers have thoroughly tested the instructions and cut it down from a restaurant-sized portion to one … [Read more...] about Jack Yoss Thai Ribs Recipe
Long before I moved to Portland, I was known for my sangria recipe. I suspected that I was invited to many parties because they knew I would bring a batch. One year my friend Patrick invited me to his birthday party in Healdsburg, California. It was going to be outdoors, looked like it was going to be a hot day, and I … [Read more...] about How to Make Sangria
How to Make Tonic Water from Scratch, Part II You'll find part I of this saga here. This recipe was updated 7/19/14. You should note that the ingestion of quinine is subject to quite a bit of debate in medical circles - read about it here or elsewhere before you decide to make your own tonic. We can't recommend, as we … [Read more...] about Quoth the Food Dude, “Nevermore!” – How to Make Tonic Water from Scratch
I have always been the baker; I baked jam tarts for my dollies; I baked cookies for my brother and his friends when they were teenagers and had the munchies; I bake everyone their birthday cake and was given a plaque from my daughter's grade school for baking every month for seven years. You might surmise this is … [Read more...] about White Pecan Balls
What to do with leftover turkey? Here is a recipe for Inieka Vishniovim Sousom - a black cherry sauce What do I for Thanksgiving? It is actually the most difficult holiday for me because of some personal reasons. At one time it was a huge feast, all home-cooked of course. Now it is a meal out. Over the last few years … [Read more...] about Turkey with Black Cherry Sauce – Inieka Vishniovim Sousom
This piece was written in 2005. Since then, Michael and Nick Zukin have written an excellent book, The Artisan Jewish Deli at Home. For Jewish deli devotees and DIY food fanatics alike, the book is a collection of over 100 recipes for creating timeless deli classics, modern twists on old ideas and innovations to shock … [Read more...] about Bagel Daze – Portland’s Bagel History and Recipe!