Category Archives: Food and Drink

Brunch at Petite Provence

Sometimes you need to go out of town to discover the “hidden gems” in your own back yard. Such was the case with Petite Provence. Late last fall, I headed east to The Dalles, Oregon, in a quest to find … Continue reading

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What’s On Your BBQ?

I love the taste of barbecue. Fortunately, there are some very flavorful artisan sauces out on the market right now . . . and many of them are made right here in the Pacific NW. Three of my favorites are Big Tony Brown’s BBQ Sauce, Sweet Fire BBQ Sauce, and Bette Jo’s Sweet Creole-style BBQ Sauce. Continue reading

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Sweet Taste of Summer

Run–do not walk–to the nearest fruit stand or farmers market. It’s cherry picking time in the Pacific NW. The harvest is in full swing and this year’s crop is as sweet as ever, but they won’t last long. Continue reading

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Voodoo Magic in Eugene

We were strolling through downtown Eugene, OR, recently when we passed three young men huddled around an iconic pink box full of baked goodies. Voodoo Doughnut strikes again! Continue reading

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Port Ludlow’s Fete du Fromage

The Resort at Port Ludlow is hosting a wine and cheese extravaganza called the Fete du Fromage. Of special interest to “Wild About the NW” fans, The Resort will pair a selection of Washington Wines with cheeses crafted by local producers like Mystery Bay Farm, Samish Bay Cheese, and Willapa Hills Cheese. Continue reading

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Cranberry Wine – The Perfect Summer Cooler

Whether an avid cranberry fan or someone just looking for a unique new taste, don’t wait six months for the next holiday season to begin. Cranberry wine is the perfect summer cooler. Continue reading

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Honey Cremes by Honey Ridge Farms

Honey Cremes by Honey Ridge Farms are flat-out luscious, made with the finest fruits and spices. They also offer a line of honey-based vinegars, grilling sauces, and honey glazes. Continue reading

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Jazzy Bagels

The folks at Jazzy Bagels in downtown Gresham, OR, have been making fresh bagels since 1999. Continue reading

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Pasta and More at Fulio’s

Fulio’s Pastaria and Tuscan Steakhouse is a great, moderately priced Italian restaurant in downtown Astoria. Friendly service and good food! Continue reading

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Bacon Lovers II

We’re always on the lookout for great products made right here in the Pacific NW. Here are some we “met” recently through Portland’s 3rd Annual Baconfest. Continue reading

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