In my ongoing quest to live a life cobbled together with themes from Holly Hobbie and Little House on the Prairie, I tried my hand at making cheese this summer. Settle down. It’s not like I dug a cave in my backyard to house my smoked gouda or something. I began small. With ricotta. And tonight I tried it again. And at the same time, I had a loaf of homemade bread in the oven.
More coming this week: making homemade ricotta, and the famous no-knead bread. So back-to-the-land lesbian, I know. Blame it on Laura Ingalls Wilder. Just don’t call me Half Pint.
So many options with the G word. But if you’re looking to do something glorious with all of that great summer fruit in season right now, a galette is the way to go. Read more
There’s a Pie-Off coming. And it’s going to be a face off. Or a Pie-off. Read more
If your garden is beginning to burst with produce, or you can’t figure out what to do with all that great stuff from the farmer’s market, for god’s sake, learn how to make yourself some good pizza. Read more
Summer is the perfect time to put your locality where your mouth is. Farmer’s markets, local growers and abundant produce make Portland a mecca for summer local eating. How are you eating local? Read more
Part of a series of creating tasty and gorgeous cocktails to enjoy during the sweet, sweet summer. This one is named after my partner: Sweet Adelita. Read more