Category Archives: Cooking


May 21, 2017 We’ve had a few days of beautiful weather in the Portland (Oregon) region; it’s very welcome after the cold and wet winter and early spring we had. Our local school districts had nine (count them 9!) school … Continue reading

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Chicken Chili Verde

Last month I tried a Serious Eats recipe for pork chili verde in the pressure cooker. You can read about it here. It was good (and easy) but I wasn’t overwhelmed. I have a long-prep-and-cook version that I preferred. Or … Continue reading

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Pinto Beans

April 15, 2017 I know I’ve blogged about pinto and refried beans a lot this winter and early spring – but I’ve just been so happy about my results. Plus I got a new flash modifier for my camera this … Continue reading

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Things I’ve Cooked Recently

I cooked a couple of things recently that I haven’t blogged about individually but thought I’d pull together in a summary post.   Pan Roasted Chicken – February 17 This is a recipe I originally made in January 2014. The … Continue reading

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Korean-style Chicken Thighs

Chicken and rice sounded good for dinner but I didn’t want to repeat the tasty balsamic chicken thighs so soon. I looked around the web and found this promising recipe on the Pressure Cooker Today web site. I made the … Continue reading

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I Wish It Was Summer Dinner

March 25, 2017 I know a lot of the country has had a tough winter; here in Portland we had nine school closure days for snow. Now it’s spring and it is rainy, rainy, rainy. I mean, yeah, I live in … Continue reading

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Pressure Cooker Balsamic Chicken Thighs

March 22, 2017 I’ve been busy; sometimes life just has a way of imposing its will. Today we were supposed to be returning from a month long trip to Australia and New Zealand – because of some health issues we had to … Continue reading

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