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 got a last-minute phone call saying, “Oh, could you bring a … [Read more...] about How to Make Sangria
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.
Quoth the Food Dude, “Nevermore!” – How to Make Tonic Water from Scratch
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 are not doctors.The next day I woke with new energy and … [Read more...] about Quoth the Food Dude, “Nevermore!” – How to Make Tonic Water from Scratch
White Pecan Balls
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 compulsion is borne of generosity; perhaps, but it is also … [Read more...] about White Pecan Balls
Turkey with Black Cherry Sauce – Inieka Vishniovim Sousom
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 I've had dinner at multiple places: Higgins (terrible dry … [Read more...] about Turkey with Black Cherry Sauce – Inieka Vishniovim Sousom
Bagel Daze – Portland’s Bagel History and Recipe!
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 your Old Country elder. I recommend it highly. FDBack … [Read more...] about Bagel Daze – Portland’s Bagel History and Recipe!