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Family

On the Line

Friday night I went to an event at a restaurant owned by the chef I used to work for. I never worked there myself, but a handful of friends and former coworkers do. I popped my head in the kitchen to say hi before the event, check in with everyone […]

Family

Through The Desert

So I’m on a plane. Wedged between the tiny airplane window and my college-basketball-sized husband. Flying home from a week in the desert. Palm Desert to be exact. And on this plane, while we pass over mountain peaks and through pink clouds, I’ve got my nose stuck in Molly Wizenberg’s […]

Comfort Food

PB Chocolate Banana Bread

Between the snow last week, and this quieter, less cluttered time of year, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking (as I waxed poetically about here). About a lot of life things, yes, but also a lot about food. I’ve always been an aesthetically minded person. When I was little, […]

Comfort Food

Snowstorm Soup & No-Knead Bread

As everyone well knows by now, the Portland area got some snow last week. Not a snow storm, not “snowpocalypse,” not snowed-in. Just snow. A good bit, too. I’m usually a snow-humbug, growing up in a place where it was much less of a novelty and much more of a […]

Catering

Flowers, Photos & Food Workshop

It is my absolute pleasure to announce yet another collaboration with two of my favorite ladies! Saturday, March 15, the lovely and talented Kira Noble of Kira + Matt Photography, Bailey Kelly of Forest & Field and I will reunite to put on a three-hour flower arranging, recipe making and […]

Catering

R.Stuart Winter Supper

A few weeks ago, on a quiet Wednesday evening in McMinnville, one of the most amazing nights of my career as a cook took place. It’s taken me a couple weeks to even begin to think about trying to put it all into words, it was that good. It wasn’t […]