Monthly Archives: July 2010

Nectarine-Raspberry Upside Down Gingerbread Cake

When I bit into this cake, the first thing that went through my head was: “It’s like Christmas Meets July.” Before I even picked up the ingredients, I was intrigued by the idea of pairing summer fruit with gingerbread. Would … Continue reading

Posted in cake, food music blog, Musical Pairings, nectarines, raspberry, upside down cake | 6 Comments

Food Revelations: Green Beans with Smoked Paprika

Food revelations. I love having those. When you discover that putting sliced cucumbers in water instantly jazzes up a plain old pitcher. Grilling a peach and topping it with whipped cream is one of the easiest ways to create dessert … Continue reading

Posted in food music blog, green beans, Musical Pairings, side, smoked paprika | 2 Comments

Grilled Black Cod with Fried Garlic and Red Chili Flakes + Books You CAN Put Down

I have a confession to make: I really hate the book that I’m reading right now. I purchased it at Powell’s Books in Portland, noting that it was a Pulizer Prize winner, and have tried to read it every day … Continue reading

Posted in black cod, fish, food music blog, garlic, Musical Pairings | 5 Comments

Oatmeal Pancakes with Lingonberry Jam (from Good to the Grain)

Here’s the thing about pancakes: you start with one and then you go for another (maybe with a different topping) and then another…And then you have to unzip your pants. I, like Joy the Baker, and probably a billion other … Continue reading

Posted in breakfast, food music blog, Musical Pairings, oatmeal, oats, pancakes | 10 Comments

Checking the Forecast and My Favorite Whole Wheat Pizza

I like to check the weather forecast in random places. I’m not sure what it is about the weather that makes it the most comfortable place to start a conversation. When I’m on a call with someone I’ve never met … Continue reading

Posted in basil, cheese, food music blog, Heirloom tomatoes, Mark Bittman, Musical Pairings, Pizza | 3 Comments

Portland/Oregon Roadtrip, City Guide

You know when you look forward to something so much that you start a mental countdown in your head months in advance? Everything else is framed in the context of this upcoming event: “Yes, two weeks from now we’ll be … Continue reading

Posted in Bend, food music blog, guide, Musical Pairings, Oregon, Portland, roadtrip | 8 Comments

Tropical Ceviche (On the Road We Go!) and the Best of 2010 (so far)

Do you ever feel like the week leading up to vacation everything seems to get especially crazy? Matt and I are planning an extended weekend road trip up the coast to Oregon for the 4th of July and I’ve found … Continue reading

Posted in Ceviche, food music blog, mango, Musical Pairings, snapper | 4 Comments