Author Archives: howardwthompson

About howardwthompson

I'm a person who likes to travel, read, cook, and eat

Photography with LED Lighting

Photography Dates: December 6 & 13, 2018 I recently picked up some LED light panels to use with my food photography. I’ve used off camera flash in the past with some good results but I wanted to be able to … Continue reading

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Pressure Cooker Butter Chicken

Cook Date: December 4, 2018 I’ve been including pressure cooker posts on my blog since April 2014 so I got an early seat on that bandwagon. That said, I think I’m the last person on the planet with a pressure … Continue reading

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Buttermilk Roasted Chicken – WOW

Samin Nosrat is the real meal deal. She wrote Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat and created and starred in the four-part Netflix series of the same name. In the series she traveled around the United States, Italy, Mexico, and Japan to … Continue reading

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Chicken and Dumplings

When I blog cooking posts that I’ve tried from another web site I provide a link to the source and only post my own copy if I’ve made substantial changes. This original recipe comes from Cook’s Illustrated which has a pay … Continue reading

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Tualatin Hills Nature Park

Visit Date: November 24, 2018 We’ve had plenty of Portland area winter rain this past week so we had itchy feet to get out and walk a bit. For a change of pace we headed over to the Tualatin Hills … Continue reading

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Tuscan Bean Soup

Cook Date: November 21, 2018 For the first time in years we weren’t hosting Thanksgiving dinner at our house. That gave me time to prepare a nice hearty soup/stew for dinner the night before Thanksgiving. Last weekend we were FaceTiming … Continue reading

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Remembering Summer – Grilled Skirt Steak

I know, I know – it’s almost Thanksgiving; why am I posting about summer grilling? Just because the mood struck me I guess. I made this Serious Eats spice-rubbed grilled skirt steak  recipe at least three times this summer. I just … Continue reading

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