Archives: Morsels & Musings

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 • Read More »

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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 • Read More »

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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 • Read More »

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Leftovers aren’t forever!

November 21, 2012 | By andrea | Comments Off on Leftovers aren’t forever! | Filed in: Christmas, Entertaining Tip, Fun Food Facts, Handy Hints, Holidays, Morsels & Musings, Thanksgiving, Turkey.

Here’s some great advice on how to safely store your holiday leftovers (or any meal for that matter): Leftovers Aren’t Forever -from Thanksgiving 101 by Rick Rodgers On Thanksgiving, store your leftovers safely. Get any leftover turkey and stuffing into the refrigerator within two hours of serving. Never leave leftovers out overnight. Slice all of the • Read More »

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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 • Read More »

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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, • Read More »

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Big Tony Brown BBQ Sauce

July 14, 2012 | By andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in: Grilling/BBQ, Life in Oregon, Local Goodness, Morsels & Musings, Products I Love, Summer.

In Portland, we’re surrounded by great food and excellent locally-made products…and Big Tony Brown BBQ Sauce is absolutely one of my favorite local finds! My family loves it so much that they use it in place of ketchup now (I’m not kidding!). The sauce has a great balance of flavors — slightly sweet with a little • Read More »

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Murray’s Cheese Grand Opening Celebration at Burlingame Fred Meyer – Friday, June 8 from 5-8pm

June 6, 2012 | By andrea | Comments Off on Murray’s Cheese Grand Opening Celebration at Burlingame Fred Meyer – Friday, June 8 from 5-8pm | Filed in: Life in Oregon, Local Goodness, Morsels & Musings.

Last week I was invited to a blogger event for the unveiling of NYC’s famous Murray’s Cheese at the newly renovated Burlingame Fred Meyer. Murray’s Cheese, in business since 1940, is the oldest cheese shop in New York City and has been hailed as “The World’s Best Cheese Shop” by Forbes.com. At the event we got to sample • Read More »

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Lake Grove Zupan’s Grand Opening!

April 18, 2012 | By andrea | Comments Off on Lake Grove Zupan’s Grand Opening! | Filed in: Fresh Produce, Handy Hints, Life in Oregon, Local Goodness, Morsels & Musings, Recipes.

Today was the grand opening of the Lake Grove Zupan’s Market, a locally-owned store that caters to food lovers. What’s the big whoop, you ask? Well, several years ago my beloved Wizer’s Market (the store that occupied the same location) closed it’s doors. I had been shopping at the quaint gourmet market for nearly 20 years, so it • Read More »

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Pink Muscat Grapes

April 13, 2012 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Fresh Produce, Handy Hints, Morsels & Musings.

I was at Whole Foods Market the other day and noticed a grape variety on display in the produce department that I’d never seen before: Pink Muscat Grapes ($3.99/lb.). Their pinkish-yellow color intrigued me. Thankfully, they had some samples out so I could try one (okay three). Their flavor is sweet, delicate and floral — much • Read More »

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