Sammiches

Shio Koji-Aged Ranch Steak Sandwich is Best Steak Sandwich

I got this shio koji on Amazon, but will check Uwajimaya for a locally made koji for my next project. Beauty shots of the purty little shio koji-aged @creekstone_farms ranch steaks. Ranch steaks come from the chuck primal, and here I’ve aged them for three […]

Toasted Cheese and Tomato Soup

This is why I grow and can so many tomatoes: to improve my cheese toast intake.   When you receive a gift of homemade cheese bread, there are worse things you could do than melting even more cheese on it to dip into heirloom tomato […]

Cheese Toast & Tomato Soup

When you receive a gift of homemade cheese bread, there are worse things you could do than melting even more cheese on it to dip into heirloom tomato soup. 🧀 🍞 🧀 🍞#lunch #comfortfood #grilledcheese #bread #gluten #cheese #tomatoes #homecooking #winter #food52 #foodgawker #foodstagram #instafood […]

Huber’s

I usually get the open-faced hot turkey sandwich (it’s covered in gravy and comes with stuffing or mashed potatoes), but I thought I’d try something new this time. It was fine, but next time I think I’ll stick with the yoozh. Huber’s has been serving […]

Buffalo Ribeye Flatbreads

Grilled Nicky Farms bison ribeye with grilled flatbread; a gremolata of carrot tops, mint, and lovage flowers (all from the garden), lemon juice and garlic; quick-pickled ramps and green strawberries; opal basil flowers, parsley flowers, and salad burnet from the garden; purple cauliflower and carrot […]

Corned Beef Reuben

A day late and a dollar short, as always. I decided to try my hand at corning so I could participate in Charcutepalooza this month, but I forgot that I was supposed to post this on the 15th. Oops. It’s cool, though, I didn’t really […]

Prosciutto and egg on toasted batard

…or, Breakfast of Champions v. 3.0. This one is the new winner because it took less than 10 minutes to make, 5 of which were spent waiting for water to boil. This is important on Saturdays, when you have to wait for a shower because […]

The Devil’s in the Details

Newberry’s was a five-and-dime that had three locations in Portland: Lloyd Center (now a Dollar Tree), downtown (now a Ross Dress-for-Less) and at the ghost in the shell, Eastport Plaza (the mall has been razed and turned into a movie theater, Jo-Ann Fabrics & Crafts […]

Tuna po’boy with green tomato relish

You know what I hate? Not knowing how to use my camera properly, even after all these years. If I use the auto macro settings, I can’t adjust the white balance. If I use the manual settings, I don’t know what I’m doing wrong that […]

Pork Meatball and Rillette Bánh Mì

Some terrible things have positive outcomes. Take colonization, for example. You know what’s great about colonization? Bánh mì. It’s true. The French colonized Vietnam for the export of tobacco, indigo, tea and coffee, but when they taught the Vietnamese their baking secrets, a little magic […]