Posts Tagged winter

Three Shades of Cauliflower

As adults, we tend to think of our personalities as fixed.

Preservation, Locally Adapted

"The advantage of industrialization is that you get consistency," Shaun Winter stated succinctly on a hot summer afternoon outside of The Fresh Pot in North Portland.

A Warming Soup, No Matter the Weather

With the exception of that incredibly hard freezing snap that wreaked havoc on farms throughout Oregon, Portland’s winter has managed to cast itself as both mild and one of the driest in recorded history.

Rearranging Resolutions

At the start of this year, I’d planned to put myself on a voluntary “sweets” hiatus, prompted by the same desires (cleansing, renewal, focus) most of us feel as we unwrap and hang new calendars and adjust to writing a new digit on letters and checks.

Winter Squash Impulsivity

We stopped at People’s Coop several rainy Fridays ago, drawn to lower SE Portland with the idea of enjoying a smoothie from Sip before heading inside to re-fill a few bulk spice containers.

Lunchtime Flexibility

The ease I referenced in my last post has stayed with me in the kitchen this week.

Reasons to Bake an Apple Pie in January

First, it's early January.

Red Ace Beet Pancakes

After a nearly two year hiatus, I’m surprised to write that we’re once again CSA members.

Kitchen Exhaustion

If anyone had walked through my kitchen the Monday after Thanksgiving, they would have stopped in alarm.

The Cabbage that Resembled a Brussels Sprout

This cabbage was truly massive.

Weekday Lunch: A Winter Soup & Salad

I used to sporadically watch Jeopardy and my favorite segment was always the cringe-worthy question and answer sessions between Alex Trebek and the contestants.

My Favorite Way to Eat Beets

When thinking about how to prepare beets, roasting them is a given.

Weekday Lunch: A Salad to Brighten your Day

This is a punchy winter salad destined to bump you out of any winter doldrums, for a brief moment at least.

Looks can be deceiving

These gingerbread people are a motley crew.

Weekday Lunch: Root Vegetable and Herb Couscous

I'm listing this meal as a weekday lunch, but that's not how I originally envisioned it.

Turnips Save the Meal

I’ve been attempting to inject some life into our staid Winter meals.

Cooking it Fresh: Carrots

On Thursday, I spent 45 minutes searching for a carrot recipe.

Cooking it Fresh: Acorn Squash

I found many options, both online and in a few of my cookbooks, for my previously mentioned task of reviving acorn squash's reputation to be something I want to eat.

Cooking it Fresh: Bosc Pears

Each time I write a Fresh from the Market product post, I'll follow that post with a recipe I've tested.

Traveling Adventures

Getting home yesterday was not as calm and leisurely as expected.

Need a dinner idea tonight?

How about Cacio e Pepe?