I have to say we love it here in Southern Oregon, but we have (so far) been unable to find a decent Chinese restaurant. In fact those we have tried have quite frankly been borderline terrible. Luckily we have a good Asian market and our trusty wok. Last night, craving a good Hot and Sour … Continue reading Hot and Sour Soup
Month: October 2018
My Gift to You: a Minute of Zen!
I walked down the steps to our dock and in the quiet gentle rain and filmed this just for you. Turn up the volume on your device and sit back and enjoy the tranquility.
Went to Medford Farmers Market today. Bought Eggplant. There will be a recipe in the next couple of days. However, for the first time tasted an Asian Pear. WOW! Who knew, probably many of our readers, but for those of you who haven't tasted an Asian Pear, don't deprive yourself of this delectable fruit. This … Continue reading Asian Pears
Oregon in the Autumn
I have to honestly say, Oregon is more beautiful in the the Fall than New England or Wisconsin, and I've spent a lot of time in both, and now Oregon; there is just more color here, a lot more shades of red. Today was stunning, a little crisp morning. Went to Farmers Market, (Will write … Continue reading Oregon in the Autumn
Getting Healthy the Oregon Way: Ten Falls Trail
Once again referencing the Oregonian article, 12 Autumn Hikes to See Fall Colors Around Portland, I decided to give myself a bit of a birthday present and go on a more distant hike. Ten Falls Trail stood out to me for the name alone. It did in fact have ten falls all along it's distance, … Continue reading Getting Healthy the Oregon Way: Ten Falls Trail
Kung Pao Chicken
Now that we are back in Medford Oregon and can use our great cook-top with a wok burner, I was itching to make some Chinese food. We subscribe to a great magazine called Cook's Illustrated. They always analyze recipes and explain exactly why they do things a certain way. Laura and I love hot and … Continue reading Kung Pao Chicken
Green Chili & Pork Stew
Just returned from Wisconsin Tuesday night. I was excited to be back in my spacious Oregon kitchen and to shop at grocery stores that have expansive varieties of product. I could have made anything I wanted for dinner my first night at home. But for some reason I had this craving for Green Chili & … Continue reading Green Chili & Pork Stew
Autumn Snow Flakes
This last weekend Cindy and I went for a long walk. The leaves were falling like snowflakes. Tried the best that I could to catch leaves tumbling to the ground. This picture is for all our friends in CA. While Santa Barbara is stunning, we never experience this beautiful display by Mother Nature!!
Celebrating Good Friends & Huge Earrings
My dearest friend Moneen would wear gigantic earrings like these (see featured photo) on a tennis competition day. Those earrings were bigger than tennis balls. How did she do it? She also polished her nails in her superstitious color (vivid bright orange) minutes before we would walk onto the court. She would walk off the … Continue reading Celebrating Good Friends & Huge Earrings
Humble Surroundings – Awesome Food
Our dear friends next door to us on the lake, John and Cindy read someplace in a local paper that the Lion's Club at Crooked Lake was having an Oktoberfest Feast. Since there is little or nothing to do up in northern Wisconsin during the Autumn, all four of us were in. Hey, beautiful fall … Continue reading Humble Surroundings – Awesome Food