As you may recall, for our second wedding anniversary, I gave The Renaissance Man a “fermentation kit.” The Renaissance Man loves to play with food in the kitchen, and so I decided to encourage his creativity! It didn’t take long for the canning supplies to get some use…we ventured out that afternoon and found some perfectly ripe Brooks Plums.
As a child, Halloween was always the signature event celebrating fall! It meant rainy days, fall colors, splashing through puddles, and dressing up in costumes. Trick-or-treat!
Hello friends and Happy New Year! Sorry I’ve been absent for nine. whole. days. 2015 came in like a lion! We’ve had all sorts of things going on, many of which I’m excited to share with you in the come days. But before I get too far down the road, I wanted to do a quick recap on our New Years celebration!
The New Year for us means spending time with family and friends while sharing traditions. Growing up in a very strong Croatian family means that I have some pretty unique recipes that not everyone knows about. Those recipes have become our traditions and a way to embrace our heritage.
Are you ready to learn all about Croatian Dungeness Crab? Roll up your sleeves, layout some newspaper on the table, and get your hammers!
Everyone knows to put out milk and cookies for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, but if you want to leave him something extra special…I’ve got just the recipe for you!
You may remember that back in November I was invited to do an olive oil tasting out at the Oregon Olive Mill. As part of that event, we explored olive oil through food pairings. One of the pairings that I was most impressed with were the Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies sprinkled with Jacobsen Sea Salt. They were absolutely divine, sure to impressed dear ole’ Santa Claus!
Below you’ll find the recipe and pictures of the process, enjoy!
My Mom is a baking machine! When I was a little kid, weekends were filled with making pies to freeze for winter, baking chocolate chip cookies to take to school, or creating special treats that were packed in lunches. It’s no wonder I have a sweet tooth.
A while back my sweet tooth was calling out, and I decided to try and combine my love for both tea and sugar cookies. I mean really, what is better than tea in your cookies? Especially when it’s rich earthy Matcha tea.
Matcha is the result of grinding up fine quality green tea leafs into a soft powder and is traditionally part of the Japanese Tea Ceremony. Today you can buy Matcha from a variety of different places and below is the collection of different Matcha that I’ve acquired over the last few years.
I don’t think you can really beat waking up to the smell of bacon. Now I’m not a huge bacon fan, but that smell just makes you want to roll out of bed and head into the kitchen to see what’s cooking. So on a Tuesday morning, as I was struggling to reach out of bed and turn off my alarm, I realized that bacon was cooking and quickly got excited to see what else was on the menu!
Every once in a while The Renaissance Man transforms an ordinary weekday morning into a special occasion that you end up talking about of the rest of the week. Yes, I know, I’m one lucky gal!
Near the end of last summer we discovered Ray’s Produce stand located on the corner of OR99W and Highway 240 at the west end of Newberg. Ray’s has a tremendous variety of fresh fruits and vegetables with some of the best prices in town. We typically go to the grocery store and on our way home stop at Ray’s to buy all the produce we need for the week.