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Traveling, Cooking, Reading, and Trains

We’ve been wanting to have these folks over for a while; we finally found a weekend when we could do it. Herb and Dianne; Jay and Mary Ann, and John and Karen joined us for dinner and a game of Mexican Train dominoes (which we learned at Dianne and Herb’s). Jambalaya is one of the …

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I had a great time this past year investigating hamburger joints with my good friends Jay, John, Norm, and Ray. It all started in November 2011 when I read an article in the Oregonian on The Top 10 Classic Burgers in the Portland Area.  My immediate thought was; “what a great job to have: eating burgers and …

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I should share my failures as well as my successes. To paraphrase Thomas Edison, I’ve discovered a way not to make tasty beans in the pressure cooker. I have a tried and true home made recipe for pinto beans I’ve perfected over the years. You can find the old recipe here. I’m working on converting …

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February 3, 2013 Earlier in the week we thought Carla might be coming down with the flu; she’s been dealing with a lot of sick kids at Whitford. Looking ahead to her recuperation I bought about 1/2 dozen beautiful lemons at Uwajimaya, our local Asian super store. For that upper congestion, we slice a lemon …

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