One thing I've always struggled with was nice, crispy and tasty diner-style home fries made at home. They never really lived up to their name to me. I always had a problem both completely cooking them through and also insuring a nice brown, crispy exterior that provided most of the flavor. Well recently I finally … Continue reading Home Fries at Home
It should be pretty obvious that I'm writing a lot lately because I'm stuck inside due to Covid-19 Pandemic. I've been doing a lot of writing, but I'm trying to break it up with other activities. So I've been painting miniatures a lot. I went and got a new video game or two to pass … Continue reading Safer at Home: Using Zoom
So I thought maybe I'd write a bit about something that I love that I can't really use too much lately. My little green Toyota Prius C. My parents were very kind and bought this car for me when my previous car, the venerable 1997 Toyota Rav4 that I had driven for years finally broke … Continue reading My Prius
Being stuck inside has given me the opportunity to make a few recipes that I've been wanting to try for a really long time. One of these is my own custom Bloody Mary. I've had a decent amount of Bloody Marys and they've always left me disappointed. So, to address this problem, I'm taking the … Continue reading My Bloody Mary Recipe
Having all this time inside my condo has really motivated me to finally get everything in order around here. While I moved in a year ago, I'm one of those people who needs to think for a while on how to optimize my living space before committing to it. The problem is I usually just … Continue reading Getting My Condo in Order, Finally
While it isn't great, I will say following the rules of "Safer at Home" is a lot easier than it could be. We have a wealth of options for getting all sorts of things sent to your home. Be it Amazon, Grubhub, or InstaCart. However, I do still need to get out of the condo … Continue reading Safer at Home: Curbside
The season is beginning to turn in Portland. It was a nice bright and sunny 60 degrees out. So I decided to go for a bit of a walk on the Springwater Corridor, which I happen to live very close to. The Springwater Corridor is a trail in Portland through most of the Southeast. It's … Continue reading Springwater Corridor: So Nice, Everyone is Here.
When we were traveling in Scotland and staying in B&Bs, every one had a tin of shortbread cookies and a tea kettle. That in no small part (along with the Full English Breakfasts and frequent trips to the Pub), and in spite of us going for 10 mile hikes every other day, contributed to both … Continue reading Shortbread Cookies
Rated one of the Top Ten Soups in the world. The weather here in Southern Oregon has been gorgeous the past couple of days, normally too perfect for soup but I'm feeling a bit puny, wanted something tasty, you know, spicy and fortifying. Jim immediately responded with suggestion of Tom Yum soup. Long story short … Continue reading Tom Yum Goong
My title comes from Robert Frost's poem, "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening." I've always loved walking, hiking, and climbing. In February of 2012 I installed an App on my iPhone called "Map My Run." My first hike was 3.36 miles. For the last eight years I have tried to catalogue my hiking activities … Continue reading Miles to go before I sleep!