I went to the Italian festival one weekend mostly to find some good cannoli. There had already been middle eastern brunch earlier that day but my friend and I were enjoying another hedonistic weekend. Continue Reading
I’ve forgotten how busy the summer gets. And there is a lot of debauchery to be had.
I’ve been re-exploring Multnomah Village in Portland, OR because lots of new shops have cropped up since I went to high school near there. I paced around the Medley tea shop a few times while talking on the phone one evening.
My F3 and I had a weekend day of debauchery on Saturday. We went wine tasting and then went back to the Salem abode for dinner. The weather has gotten much warmer in Oregon and fresh fruits are in season. With my bag of oranges, I decided to make an orange “creamsicle” angel food cake that I saw in an East Coast cookbook.
I hadn’t seen my friends from college for awhile and one of them suggested we do brunch. My friend Peter is the only one of my friends who is married. He has a nice wife and two children.
So there is this fancy restaurant in Portland called Beast, which I would say is the fanciest place I know in Portland.
I have been there for dinner and the price has gone up to $100 a plate (and that’s sans wine pairings). Continue Reading
I’m not a full supporter of the gluten free movement, but the one benefit I can understand is that dessert flavors come through clearer. Things are more chocolatey and sweet plus you don’t feel weighed down by the filler gluten.
There’s this epic dessert place in Portland, OR called Papa Hadyn. My mother used to go there very often when she was pregnant with me so it is older than I am.
They make their own ice cream, macarons and meringues.
But they also have a whole case of original pie and cake concoctions.
I emptied out my storage unit last weekend but I needed arm strength from three of my guy friends.
Moving always has the custom of treating those to delicious food in exchange for help with the annoying task.
I had Christmas with my F3 again this year and I received some beer, wine and fancy chocolate.
One of them is the monstrous peanut butter cup pictured above and the other was something called a coconut fantasy (essentially a glorified, dense Mounds bar) which isn’t pictured because I ate it already.
As another part of the holiday season, I made a Scandinavian treat called saffron buns.
These buns are from a cookbook called “The Swedish table” by Helen Henderson.