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April (and her showers) coming to and end

Another weekend is coming to a close.  It’s been a busy one. On Thursday afternoon I picked up a few more vegetable starts for the kailyaird.  I put broccoli, red cabbage, green cabbage, Hubbard squash, acorn squash, round zucchini, patty pan … Continue reading

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Starting the Garden

The 2017 gardening season officially began this weekend.  I did a bit of weeding and planted the following: lettuce – 1 start – back garden garlic – 9 starts – back garden kale – 1 start  back garden zucchini – … Continue reading

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Bakery Visit #9 – Redbud Cafe (Blanco, Texas)

The latest stop on the “52 Bakeries in 52 Weeks” Goal – The Redbud Cafe (#9) in Blanco, Texas. The Redbud was huge inside, serving bakery items along with lunch and breakfast, and a big selection of wine and beer.  They also … Continue reading

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Remember the Alamo – Texas Vacation

We don’t vacation ofter, but this year we took a trip to visit family in Austin, Texas for Spring Vacation.  We went into Austin the first day, visited their new VooDoo Doughnut (from Portland), went down to Congress street, and … Continue reading

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Corned Beef Boiled Supper

Ingredients about 2 lbs. beef  – I had a London Broil and a small piece of Top Sirloin Roast For the Brine 16 oz. Iron Horse Irish Death dark ale 1½ cups kosher salt 1/3 cup brown sugar 4 cloves minced … Continue reading

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Hanging the Prosciutto

Today we finally took the prosciutto out of the salt.  We left it in for a few extra week because, in the refrigerator, it was too cold and whatever liquid was coming off of the ham was freezing. The weight, … Continue reading

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Bakery Visit #8 – Miranda’s Bakery (Woodburn)

The stop today on the “52 Bakeries in 52 Weeks” Goal – Miranda’s Bakery (#8) in Woodburn. The place was packed. You grab a cafeteria tray and tongs and go over to the cases of sweet breads and start piling. … Continue reading

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Bakery Visit #7 – Grano Bakery and Market

Wednesday, I visited Grano Bakery and Market for stop number 6 on our “52 Bakeries in 52 Weeks” Goal. Grano just opened a storefront in Oregon City after getting rave reviews at the Farmers Market. I picked up a loaf … Continue reading

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Bakery Visit #6 – Little T American Baker

The last stop on todays “52 Bakeries in 52 Weeks” Goal – Little T American Baker (#6) on 26th & Division. The bread looks really good so we picked up a skinny baguette and a petite loaf. The crust looks … Continue reading

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Bakery Visit #5 – Back to Eden

We continued down Division on our quest for bagels, stopping for our fourth stop today on our “52 Bakeries in 52 Weeks” Goal, Back to Eden (#5) on 28th & Division. This is a bakery food cart with a small … Continue reading

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