Bitterballen

Recipes for Bitterballen.

EVERYTHING NOW

How did this happen?  It's already the end of February and I've neglected the blog, AGAIN!  Once I went ten months without posting, I am embarrassed at the amount of content on here after having the site for over TWO whole years.   2018 I'm going to ramp up my posts with awesome photos and ...

Plant Gang

More plant pics soon, I promise. See my other plant post

Snout to tail

We took a butchery class. Recipes for Pork Butt, Belly and tenderloin after a few gruesome photos. Apologies to vegetarian/vegan friends. Portland Culinary workshop in North Portland has hands on culinary classes.  Very knowledgeable and qualified teacher/chef instructs on a variety of subjects.  Our class size was only three people. I felt really comfortable with ...

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Carnitas

Easy carnitas recipe, lots of room to improvise.  We used pork butt we brought home from a butchery class and made double this amount.  Be sure to cut off excess fat or remove large sections after roasting. Ingredients 4 pound boneless pork butt cut into cubes 1 1/2 tsp salt 3/4 tsp pepper 1 1/2 ...

Indoor Plant Babies #1

For the first time maybe EVER I know that I can keep plants alive.  I have succulents and cacti that I've had for over two years.  I can't stop buying plants and now that we're moving into fall I'm hoping these new guys survive. Here are some pictures of the new guys and  a few ...

Secret Chapel

Earlier this year we went to Amsterdam for a few nights and stayed in a hidden chapel.  Built in 1751, this unique air bnb was converted from a secret church into a romantic hideaway. I hope you enjoy the photos.

Vintage Children’s Books

How Vintage Children's Books inspired me to start selling vintage.

Mexico City

A condensed collection of photos from my three day trip to Mexico City.  Luchadores, open air markets, Cathedrals, Frida Kahlo Home, Anthropological Museum and a visit to top restaurant Pujol - we were very busy!  

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Salted Honey Pie

This is an awesome early spring dessert and uses 3/4 cup honey, you can use store bought but I highly recommend going to your local honey purveyors and finding out what sort of variety is available in your area. For example, a buckwheat honey is dark brown in color, thick in consistency and tastes similar ...

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