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!
Yesterday Jim came into the office and asked if we had any material laying around the house and where could he find it. He shared that he was going to sew some masks we could wear when we go out shopping or to the post office. He's pretty confident that wearing masks in public will … Continue reading Masks
Opened up our local paper "Tempo" magazine. Since all performances, activities, theaters, and events are cancelled, the "Tempo" accumulated a "Binge Watching List" of suggestions. Thought I'd share it with all our reading public. We're staying home more and we we'll all be needing good suggestions on what to watch in between washing our hands … Continue reading Binge
We lived in New England for twenty years and every kid played soccer in the Spring and the Fall. They would have practice once a week and they competed every Saturday morning, rain or shine. Our good friend Ray would stop at Dunkin Donuts and buy huge boxes of donuts for team and parents, we're … Continue reading Saturday Soccer
An authentic Cubano Sandwich is a gloriously grilled sandwich filled with ham, the ham shouldn't be smoky or too salty. Juicy Pulled Pork, Provolone (in an authentic Cubano Provolone is not used,) Swiss cheese, pickles, and yellow mustard on freshly baked white bread roll! We live in a culinary wasteland, however, this tasty meat and cheese … Continue reading Authentic Cubano
Jim and James love mustard and they are both, now, making their own. As you all know I'm German so my genes dictate that I should love it as well, but I've never been that keen on it. However, I had a little slice of ham the other night and Jim's new jars of Country … Continue reading Home Made Mustard
As most of you know Jim, James (our son,) and I have three major interests: food (eating, cooking, and researching,) travel (hiking, walking, climbing, and general sightseeing) and lifestyle (love to write about traditions, cultures, and norms.) James lives and writes from Portland, Oregon and Jim and I write from the Rogue Valley in Oregon. … Continue reading Confessions of a Blogger
We love good cooking shows, one of our favorites is "Bon Appetit in the Test Kitchen." We like to learn about new techniques and different foods and this show never, ever disappoints. With the help of film editing it took Chef Chris Morocco about 30 minutes to make this three page recipe. Unlike other Chefs … Continue reading Bon Appetit Lasagna
It was my birthday a few days ago and I received this beautiful ornament from my best friend Patty. We always say we're not going to exchange gifts but we do it anyway. However, this is the best gift yet because Patty made it and it's exquisitely beautiful and delicate. I can't wait until Christmas … Continue reading Birthday Ornament!!!