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 • Read More »
Big Tony Brown Super Spicy BBQ SauceJune 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 »
Intent Coffee RoastingMay 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 • Read More »
Moonstruck ChocolatesMay 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 »
Cauliflower and Cheddar SoupJanuary 12, 2013 | By andrea | Comments Off on Cauliflower and Cheddar Soup | Filed in: Quick Cooking, Recipes, Soup/Stew, Vegetable.
Before you turn up your nose at a cauliflower recipe, this easy-to-make soup really is delicious. It’s similar in flavor to potato cheese soup but lighter in texture and not as rich. I love cauliflower but I didn’t pick up much cauliflower flavor…mostly the sharp cheddar. Is there anything more comforting than a hot bowl of • Read More »
Kitchen Share SE opening in PortlandAugust 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 »
Oregon Tuna MeltJuly 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 • Read More »