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Adoption Fundraiser

Oregon spring is a fickle thing. Earlier this month, we spent two weeks sweltering in 80 degree weather. We’ve spent the last couple weeks drenched in rain. When we planned the menu for Thursday night’s adoption fundraiser, I had a feeling we’d be surrounded by the latter. Nothing could have […]

Comfort Food

Honey Vanilla Ice Cream & Hot Fudge

My grandmother’s house is a little further away than over the hill and through the woods. In fact, it’s about six hours, a few mountain passes and two states from my hometown. Despite the distance, a good deal of my childhood was spent in her and my papa’s tiny, turn […]

Comfort Food

Rainy Day Rhubarb Muffins

I’ll never forget the first time I had these muffins. It was a cold, dark, dreary Oregon spring evening and I was sitting in my mother-in-law’s cozy kitchen out on the family farm. I was lamenting how confused I was about where my life was going and who I was […]

Comfort Food

Carrot Cakes & Hummus

These cakes will forever be where it all began. The first dish prepared by me, at my first dinner as Bird is the Word. Not only did they taste of new beginnings and dreams coming true, they also tasted smokey, buttery and warm. These cakes are a perfect example of […]