Archives: Local Goodness

Secret Aardvark Drunken Jerk Sauce

August 6, 2015 by andrea | Comments Off on Secret Aardvark Drunken Jerk Sauce | Filed in Local Goodness, Products I Love

I like trying new sauces and condiments, and I have a fridge full of them to prove it. I especially like supporting local Oregon businesses, such as Secret Aardvark Trading Company. I love Secret Aardvark’s Habenero Hot Sauce so I thought I’d give their Drunken Jerk Sauce a try: tropical Jamaican flavors made in not-so-tropical Portland, Oregon. Are […]

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Spiced Grand Marnier Cranberry Sauce

November 26, 2014 by andrea | Comments Off on Spiced Grand Marnier Cranberry Sauce | Filed in Autumn, Christmas, Condiment, Holidays, Life in Oregon, Local Goodness, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Side Dish, Winter

I love trying new ways to make cranberry sauce. You can easily have several different types of cranberry sauces, relishes or chutneys at a holiday feast because they’re so easy to make. This recipe for Spiced Grand Marnier Cranberry Sauce is flavored with a hint of cinnamon, cloves and a double hit of orange (Grand Marnier and freshly-grated […]

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Aloha From Oregon Cranberry Pepper Jelly

November 24, 2014 by andrea | Comments Off on Aloha From Oregon Cranberry Pepper Jelly | Filed in Appetizer, Life in Oregon, Local Goodness, Products I Love, Recipes

I’ve been buying locally-made Aloha From Oregon pepper jellies for years. They have a potpourri of flavors so you can switch it up depending on the season (Cranberry Pepper Jelly for Thanksgiving, Mango Pepper Jelly in the summer, etc). This last weekend I took a jar of their pepper jelly to a barn party and […]

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Big Tony Brown Super Spicy BBQ Sauce

June 26, 2013 by andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in Condiment, Grilling/BBQ, Life in Oregon, Local Goodness, Morsels & Musings, Products I Love, Recipes

Last summer I posted about my family’s favorite condiment: Big Tony Brown BBQ Sauce. The sauce is made locally in Newberg with all-natural ingredients, and is a must-have for condiment and/or barbecue lovers. Flavored with a blend of warm spices, it has a touch of tang, a balance of sweet and heat, and no trace of the fake smoke […]

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Intent Coffee Roasting

May 24, 2013 by andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in Life in Oregon, Local Goodness

  A few Sundays ago our church was serving (and selling) coffee from Intent Coffee Roasting, a local Portland company. Not only is it good coffee, but it’s a company worth supporting. You see, Intent gives at least 30% of the profits back to the communities where the coffee is grown—places like Uganda and Nicaragua. Owner and roaster Mark Johnson believes in developing […]

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Moonstruck Chocolates

May 8, 2013 by andrea | Comments Off on Moonstruck Chocolates | Filed in Life in Oregon, Local Goodness, Morsels & Musings, Products I Love

I took a quick field trip over to Moonstruck Chocolates this morning because, well, do I need to have a reason?? Actually, I went there because Mother’s Day is this weekend, and my birthday is just around the corner, so I thought good chocolate was in order. Moonstruck Chocolates is a local Portland company that has received […]

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Bee-Nut Butter Bliss

April 20, 2013 by andrea | 5 Comments | Filed in Local Goodness, Morsels & Musings, Products I Love

I was at the Zupan’s Market in Lake Oswego last week and I got to try a new local product that I’d never seen before…Bee-Nut Butter Bliss. The all-natural peanut butter has a touch of sweetness from Oregon clover honey, and a light saltiness from sea salt. The texture is in between smooth and crunchy. After tasting it, I […]

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Kitchen Share SE opening in Portland

August 18, 2012 by andrea | Comments Off on Kitchen Share SE opening in Portland | Filed in Cookware & Cooking Gadgets, Entertaining Tip, Handy Hints, Life in Oregon, Local Goodness, Morsels & Musings

Kitchen Share SE, a kitchen tool lending library for residents of SE Portland, will be celebrating their grand opening on August 21st from 5-8pm in SE Portland at St. David of Wales Episcopal Church (2800 SE Harrison Street). The festivities will include music, food, demos, and homemade ice cream. Kitchen Share SE will be a place where “community members can borrow […]

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Oregon Tuna Melt

July 22, 2012 by andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in Fish, Life in Oregon, Local Goodness, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Sandwich, Seafood

Wow…this is a great sandwich! I made these for lunch yesterday and Husband commented after savoring one of them that it tasted like a fancy restaurant sandwich. Well, he was right because the recipe comes from local superstar sandwich shop, Bunk Sandwiches in Portland, Oregon. This tuna sandwich has loads more flavor than the classic mayonnaise-based tuna salad recipe!!! You get […]

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Oregon Berry Festival – July 20 & 21, 2012

July 20, 2012 by andrea | Comments Off on Oregon Berry Festival – July 20 & 21, 2012 | Filed in Fresh Produce, In Season, Life in Oregon, Local Goodness, Morsels & Musings, Summer

Today, a friend and I trekked downtown to the Pearl for an outing with the kids and happened upon the Oregon Berry Festival on the corner of NW 10th and Johnson in the Ecotrust parking lot. This family-friendly event features a potpourri of vendors selling berries and berry-related products like ice cream, pies and other baked goods, […]

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