(Updated May 27 thanks to some corrections from my Uncle Jake). Part of our trip was bittersweet; we visited a couple of gravesites. My Aunt Lucinda and my cousin Rebecca Laughman both passed away this past fall. My Uncle Jake and Aunt Sally had taken care of both of them the past few years and… Continue reading Spring Trip – Cemeteries, railroads, and reservations.
After some marvelous weather earlier in the month, we’ve had a couple of very cool, wet weeks. Nevertheless, it’s Memorial Day weekend which is the traditional start of summer. Since the weather report showed we’d have a little bit of sunshine in the afternoon, we decided to grill. I’ve used this Cook’s Illustrated recipe a few times… Continue reading Memorial Day Weekend Grilling
When we last left our intrepid travelers on their spring road trip they had spent a couple of nights in Las Vegas and were headed to Arizona for baseball, relatives, and warm temperatures. To paraphrase Jeff Willis, a friend at work, Carla and I love us some Route 66 and not just a little bit.… Continue reading Spring Road Trip: Route 66 Roadside Attractions
Our go-to cook book around the house is Good Food Great Medicine: A Homemade Cookbook. Recipes and ruminations from a medical practice. The author is Miles Hassell, MD; he was Carla’s dad’s physician when they moved up here to Portland from the Bay Area. We’ve attended some of his local lectures where he provides evidence-based… Continue reading Puttanesca-style marinara sauce
May 2013 Pinto beans are easy whether in a dutch oven or pressure cooker. They are a good place to start for a beginning cook. Most of my cooking is based on recipes I’ve discovered either from searching the interweb or my cooking magazines. My pinto beans are the exception; I’ve worked over the years… Continue reading Pressure Cooker Pinto Beans