Monthly Archives: March 2012

Buttermilk Pancakes with Blueberries

This post is a result of a 2 hour school delay and a beautiful blanket of snow that fell in Portland overnight.  The new superintendent is almost a hero as this was the first 2 hour delay he bestowed upon … Continue reading

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Cranberry Raisin Granola Bars

I’m thinking about Spring Break and the old fashioned trip we’re taking to the mountains far far away.  We’ll pack the SUV to the gills with ski and snowboard gear piled high and a little cooler and more clothing than … Continue reading

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Irish Soda Bread with Currants

This is the week to embrace my Irish heritage. Today I experimented as I’ve never made Irish Soda bread and it turns out it was a fun and delightful experience. I adapted Ina Garten’s soda bread recipe from the Food Network. … Continue reading

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Strawberry Banana Smoothie with Coconut Milk

Ah, the feeling of 60 degree weather in March is delightful.  I’m not a usual weather follower so the beauty of today took me by surprise.  I did get out for a great walk with our little Oreo and one … Continue reading

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5 Things I Learned from my Mother about Nutrition

 1. Ding Dongs aren’t sustainable food…. My earliest memories of picnics on the spit in Homer, Alaska ( were in the Summer of ’69. My Dad was operating heavy equipment on the Spit that summer and he stayed in a … Continue reading

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Savory Pork Chops with Mushrooms

A tiny bit of wintery weather has arrived with 2 beautiful peaceful whitish mornings.  The white is gone by the mid-day.  This is winter Portland style.  There have been years when just the arrival of flakes from the sky have … Continue reading

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