I've been writing a lot lately. But I don't think I've ever written about my cat, Scrabbles, who shows up in a lot of my other posts. So I'm going to fix that today. I picked up Scrabbles at the Oregon Human Society maybe about 8 years ago. He had formerly belonged to a family … Continue reading Scrabbles the Cat
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
Once again the Oregonian comes through with an article that I need. 12 autumn hikes to see fall colors around Portland. I've been doing a really good job of staying on top of the hiking and getting my step count up. But it's becoming even more important with the Fall weather, heavier food and bigger … Continue reading Getting in shape the Oregon way: Fall Hikes
As much as I write here, I'm not actually a huge presence among blogs. I mostly just write my own and keep to myself. However a friend of mine does and will occasionally send me recipes. One of them really caught my attention for a more Fall-themed meal that involved one of my favorite meats, … Continue reading Pork Chops with Shallots and Apples
Today after class, I had a serious craving for the a full on hamburger and a beer. Luckily, I live in probably the best city in the world for those two particular things. So the hard part wasn't finding a place to get them. The hard part is picking one of the many options. I … Continue reading New semester, new places to eat.
It came up a few times with my friends in Southern California. There you can buy this wonderful stuff called Elote from street side carts. It's a type of corn treat made in Mexico and California where they grill the corn covered in delicious toppings like chili powder, mayonnaise, sour cream and other great stuff. … Continue reading Elote on a campfire
Mom and I have been trying really hard to stay active lately. This means walking when we could drive whenever possible. One of these trips took us by our wonderful neighbors Bill and Cindy in Wisconsin when Bill happened to be harvesting from his garden. He had more vegetables than he knew what to do … Continue reading Wisconsin Cooking: Roasted Tomato Salad
Another in my series of easily accessible hikes. This one was actually a decent ways outside of town from me. It's about a 30 minute drive into the south east of town, which is actually kind of nice since I don't make it out that direction too often. Powell Butte itself is very interesting. The … Continue reading Getting Healthy the Oregon Way: Powell Butte.
Sauvie Island has quickly become one of my favorite places for my hikes. The scenery is gorgeous, the river cools the air and the flat terrain saves my knees. When mom and dad visited a few months ago we went on a great 7 mile hike to the Warrior point lighthouse. I decided to try … Continue reading Getting Healthy the Oregon Way: Sauvie along the beach.
Diana and I have both been working heard lately. Me in Summer school and her on her tenure. So, I thought maybe a really good, long, difficult hike was the way to go. I looked up a few in an area I hadn't really gotten to focus on before, the Columbia River Gorge. There's a … Continue reading Getting Healthy the Oregon Way: Cape Horn Trail