Saturday/Sunday March 22/23, 2014 Weddings are a great occasion to hang with friends I don’t get to see as often as I’d like. One of the great things about Carla being in a bunco group for over 20 years is we get to go to a lot of weddings of kids we’ve known for years.… Continue reading The Oregon Gardens
Here are a couple of quick pictures of our wood duck box. We have to run out to do some stuff but I wanted to get these pictures out.
I love roasted chicken. It was warm and dry enough yesterday I could prepare it on the grill rotisserie – my favorite method. I salted a 4 pound bird with 2 teaspoons of kosher salt in the morning and let it dry brine in the refrigerator about six hours. Truss it and spit it and… Continue reading Rotisserie Chicken
Our neighbor Jonathan Schlueter’s mission is to provide nesting space for our local wood ducks. He built 5 new duck boxes this week and offered to come over and install one on a tree in the wetlands. Of course I said “yes”. I’ve watched my neighbor’s (Jay) box with nesting pairs for a couple of… Continue reading Duck Box Installation
Carla saw a recipe for a pernil al horno style pork roast in The Oregonian FoodDay. It was close to a favorite recipe of mine but substitutes orange for the rosemary and leaves out the vinegar. There were accompanying recipes for pickled red onions and ciltantro-rice so I thought I’d make up the complete dinner.… Continue reading Pernil-Style Pork Roast