Category Archives: Food.

Announcing our Guide to Portland Restaurants that use Sustainably Raised Meat

Yummy breakfast goods at Pine State Biscuits on NE Alberta. At long last, we’ve compiled a guide to Portland restaurants that source their meats from farms and suppliers who use humane and sustainable practices. We’re posting it as a “page,” … Continue reading

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People I bought something from at the last farmers’ market of the season, 2009

Better late than never: On December 19, 2009, I made a photograph of everyone at the PSU farmers’ market from whom I bought something. Here are some of my favorites. Click on any of them to see the entire set. … Continue reading

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What we talk about when we talk about green chile

Fresh chiles at the Westwind Gardens stand Growing up in the Southwest, I took green chile for granted. I didn’t even really know what it was, other than a ubiquitous, delicious, spicy stew that was served in a bowl with … Continue reading

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Yes, we can

A couple Sundays ago (Sunday, September 13, to be precise), Holly and Anastasia and I got together with some of our friends and shared the work of processing and canning 130 pounds of gorgeous tomatoes. Last year we started the … Continue reading

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Harvest season musings and a chile pickle

Chiles pickling in the late summer sun A lot has changed in our lives since we started this blog in 2004. For one thing, the term “urban homesteader” has become a lot more common. For another, we’re not really doing … Continue reading

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Nettle soup: The taste of spring

I’ve recently decided that spring is my favorite season for food. There’s something so exciting and delicious about all of the greens and sprouts and shoots that arrive with the last of the rains. Everything has an earthy flavor along … Continue reading

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Yummy Lentil Soup

I’ve made this a couple of times and it totally hits the spot when you want a comforting hearty pot of lentil soup. Last night we hosted our weekly community supper at our house, so we made a big pot … Continue reading

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